Secret 7″ 2016

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I’m excited and surprised that my Secret 7″ record sleeve design is being included in the exhibition at Sonos Studio, London! Apparently this year there were a record number of submissions, which is why I’m surprised I am selected! I’m not allowed to reveal the artwork until after the exhibition, which is from 8th April – 1st May, with the sale day being on 2nd May. Each record is for sale at £50, with the money raised going to support the charity Amnesty International UK.

Click here for more information on the Secret 7″ project

Secret 7″

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My Secret 7″ record sleeve design is being included in the exhibition at Somerset House! I am not allowed to reveal it until after the exhibition, which is from 10th April – 3rd May, with the sale day being on 4th May. Each record is for sale at £50, with the money raised going to support the charity Nordoff Robbins.

Click here for more information on the Secret 7″ project

Random Spectacular Two

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At the weekend I received Random Spectacular Two, a publication by St Judes. It is a beautiful book full of wonderful printmaking and illustration as well as insightful articles on topics such as music and travel. The cover was designed by Jonny Hannah and features work by Angie Lewin, Mark Hearld, Ed Kluz, Emily Sutton and Christopher Brown. One of my favourite articles is Christopher Brown’s ‘Random Alphabet’, which features many of his linocuts. Random Spectacular Two has recently sold out but keep an eye out on the St Judes website for details of upcoming projects.

My New Book Press

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For a little while now I have thought about how nice it would be to have a press. Not having much space or funds for a big press I quite fancied getting a book press to do smaller prints on, so I kept an eye out for one. The ones I saw online were out of my area and price range so I didn’t think I had much chance of getting one. One of my interests is old bottles and breweriana and by coincidence a place was recommended for me to visit. It was The Reindeer Pub in Saxon Street, Suffolk, which is not just a pub but a collectables shop! I was in my element looking at all the great stuff when I came across a couple of book presses tucked away under a table. The pub owner told me he got them from a museum which closed down and after a little research I found out they came from the now closed Sutton Windmill and Broads Museum. I know it isn’t perfect as one of the wings are missing, but it works just as well and I am excited that now have a press of my own to play with! Now to give it a good clean…

Winning Entry For CSV ‘Young People Can Do Great Things…’ Poster Competition

My image for the CSV ‘Young People Can Do Great Things…’ poster competition was chosen as the winning entry by Catherine Flood, Print Curator at the V&A. I received a signed copy of her book in the post today! I also got feedback from Catherine: ‘I think this is a strong idea with a clear and memorable graphic. I like the way the designer has used colour to enhance the text and speak directly to the viewer.’ Read about the competition here.

View my entry for the CSV ‘Young People Can Do Great Things…’ poster competition.