This year's Christmas card design for the architects Terry Farrell & Partners.
As well as having a Christmas theme, the design also had to encompass three important anniversaries for Farrells in 2015. I added each of these to the three biggest baubles on the tree, along with a few other references to Farrells' buildings and achievements over the years. See how many you can spot!
Last Thursday I was invited to run an 'Atlas of Adventures' workshop, as part of the Storystock children's festival at Bush Theatre.
The aim of the workshop was for children to create their own adventure map, using the world map from 'Atlas of Adventures' as a base. First we looked through the book together, and talked about some of the different adventures & images from around the world. Then children drew their own adventure icons, using inspiration from the book, or from some of their own adventures they'd been on. Finally, we pieced together everyone's drawings and made some amazing new adventures! A selection of photos from the workshop can be seen below.
A big thanks to Storystock and to everyone who came along, I had a great time!
Empty world map
Piecing the map together...
Completed adventure map!
Some of my favourite adventures: sharky chasing seadog (who's being rescued by the sailor), and the internet igloo!
Just over a week ago now was my book launch party for 'Atlas of Adventures', held at Queens Park Books. It was a lovely evening, and a great chance to celebrate the book with friends, family, and the Wide Eyed Editions team! A big thanks to all those who came along, and to QP Books for hosting the event.
Here are a few photos I managed to salvage from the night:
Making big characters for the bookshop's window display
'Atlas of Adventures' themed cakes (thanks Harry!)
My first children's book, 'Atlas of Adventures', publishes in the UK today! To celebrate, I thought I'd show you a sneaky glimpse inside…
The book follows two young adventurers as they travel to over 30 destinations around the world. Below you can see some of the places they visit - including Egypt, Brazil, Thailand and the Antarctic. Each scene is full of fun facts to learn and interesting things to spot. There are also 7 continent maps throughout the book, packed with loads more adventures for readers to discover!
'Atlas of Adventures' is in bookshops now, published by Wide Eyed Editions. A big thanks to Rachel and Jenny who I worked with on this project. I hope adventurers young and old enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed drawing it!
Recently I was asked to design a series of postcards for The Nomad Cinema's summer film festival, as a giveaway to ticket holders and projected at the beginning of each film. The selection of films I illustrated were all screened outdoors in London's Queens Park, so I thought it would be a nice idea to set each image there. See if you can guess the film above!