Thursday, 30 September 2010


Foals start their UK tour at the end of October and are currently running a poster competition to support it. They're encouraging people to get creative and design a poster for their upcoming gigs, and whoever wins will see their design used the length and breadth of the country. Heres hoping I win...


A double sided flyer/poster to gather recruits from the fresher's fair for Knottingham Trent Knitting Society

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


'The Save the Arts campaign is organised by the London branch of the Turning Point Network, a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK.

The aim of the Save the Arts campaign is to encourage people to sign a petition which will be sent to the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. It points out that it has taken 50 years to create a vibrant arts culture in Britain that is the envy of the world and appeals to the government not to slash arts funding and risk destroying this long-term achievement and the social and economic benefits it brings to all.

Over a hundred leading artists including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Anthony Caro, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin have joined the campaign to make the case against the proposed 25% cuts in government funding of the arts. The campaign acknowledges that reasonable cuts and efficiencies are necessary but that the 25% cuts being proposed will destroy much of what has been achieved and will have a particularly damaging impact on smaller scale arts organisations, as well as on national and regional museums and their collections.

The first stage of the campaign presents a new video animation by artist David Shrigley highlighting the effect of the funding cuts and a new work by Jeremy Deller with Scott King and William Morris. Each week, the work of a different artist will be released. Mark Wallinger will present the next project.
The costs of David Shrigley’s animation have been covered with a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. All artists engaged in this project have generously donated their time, talent and art.'

I've signed it, and I strongly propose that you do too!
To do so click the link on the website....



Monday, 20 September 2010



This website is pretty self explanatory really...

Friday, 17 September 2010


Ok, so I'll confess, I may be slightly O.C.D. I can be quite anal about keeping things in its place and generally cleaning and keeping things looking tidy, so this website to me is my idea of heaven, and for any normal person it just looks cool.
Go check it out if you haven't already. The website title says it all really...


I like bright colours and geometric shapes. I like Mark Warren Jacques.


'London photographer Jasper James has visited some international meccas: New York, London and Beijing, trying “to get as high up in the city as possible to give [him] an overview and a sense of scale to the size of the city,” and to to combine the micro with the macro- the individual and the cityscape into one shot.'


This lovely little hand crafted ipad cover arrived in my post yesterday! The wool felt case was created by Kimenna who runs the little company 'Lemon Story', based in New York. She sells her goods through Etsy, where she also has some beautiful one off womenswear pieces for sale.

Now I can carry my new toy around in style and not in a shopping bag!


Wednesday, 15 September 2010


I'm absolutely loving Matthew Dear's new album right now. He's got a UK tour planned for December this year, and will be playing @ Liverpool o2 Academy on Friday 3rd for only £7!. Someone come with me!!!


David has a wonderful array of his sketchbook drawings available to view on his website...


I'm aware I haven't posted anything in the last couple of weeks, something thats been bugging me intensely, so I'm ready to get back on the horse and ride this bitch.
What with my 21st birthday, moving into my new flat, going to bestival and not having any internet access, it's proved pretty difficult. But the last two weeks have been pretty awesome.

During that time i've been working hard on getting my summer project finished ready for the start of my second year of Graphic Arts at LJMU.
The brief was to create a typeface that combines two or more European languages other than English and present it as an A2 poster. This was the response I gave...