london, United Kingdom
Monsters is a london based collective of 6 freelance illustrators. we each have our own styles and areas of graphic design and animation. we promote our work collectively through promotional material, a group website, exhibitions, and specially designed monsters products.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Orion book covers

These are the first three titles in a series of covers I am currently working on for Orion Publishers.
I have also spring-cleaned my portfolio on the monsters website, follow this link to take a look at new work and browse through some of my old favourites!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Green Machine!

This was a recent piece I illustrated for Print Week, the article gave tips on how Print companies can save money and do their bit for the environment via their Print Delivery Trucks. I took the tips and gave them a few more, Wind-meals on wheels, giant Rollerboot, sailing boats on wheels, oversized paper aeroplanes and foot powered Flintstone style vehicles. Look out Toyota Prius!


Glasgow Jazz Festival

I was asked by the kind folk at Atalanta to illustrate Pharoah Sanders, the excellent Saxophone jazz musician, for this years Glasgow Jazz Festival. I rarely get to do these sort of commissions all the portrait illustrations I do tend to be personal projects only, so this will be for others eyes too!

I kept the colour palette limited to tie in with the magenta in the Jazz Fest logo, all the white lines for his beard and hat (he's had some awesome beards in his time) were drawn in dip pen, line work was reduced to a minimum to keep it bold and graphic.

The final piece will be a fold out leaflet measuring 530mm x 310mm with details of the festival on the other side. Check out this youtube clip of Pharoah Sanders and James Blood Ulmer doing some 'improv' blues jazz fusion...Nice.


Travels of Marco Polo

This is a just couple of Illustrations I completed this month for a book about the travels of Marco Polo for the educational publishers Cambium Learning Group over in the US of A.


Guardian Sport

This picture was for the Guardian Sports Page earlier this month. The piece was about the race to be the first cricketer to score twenty three centuries.


Growth in China

I did this for the nice people at the FT
It was about economic growth in China, and how fiscal policy was affecting the long term economy.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Peony rug

I've designed some exclusive, hand-made silk and wool carpets for a company in HK called faux. They can be ordered in any size, and take about 2 months to make. They are super soft and cosy...


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