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September 26, 2013 - No Comments!

Glossy lettering for Matalan

I was recently tapped by Broken Antler to produce some glossy custom lettering for a new TV ad they were directing for Matalan in the UK.

Unfortunately the lettering ended up cut from the final spot, but I liked it's fluid look and thought it might be nice to share here.

July 30, 2013 - No Comments!

You need to hear this…

I was recently involved in Philips' new campaign for their urban headphone range, and was fortunate enough to collaborate with the incredibly talented Alison Carmichael on a laser etched table encouraging pub-goers to plug their headphones (kindly supplied by Philips from behind the bar) into a socket neatly built into it.

We were tasked with creating the Hackney table. Alison took care of the script lettering, while I drew other lettering parts and the more illustrative elements, then it was lovingly crafted along with two others and placed in bars in Hackney (naturally), Shoreditch, and Brixton.

The campaign, created by Ogilvy & Mather London, has a nice little video about the project here.

May 3, 2013 - No Comments!

Tamdhu Single Malt Whisky

Tamdhu was originally born on the banks of the River Spey in 1897, and ran well for over one hundred years, until outside influences forced it's closure. In 2012, the distillery was reopened, and the brand reborn – launching on May 3rd. I worked closely with Darren Adams, design director at Good Creative, to produce the brand's signature monogram and custom script lettering for the new packaging. I was also tasked with creating a repeating pattern for the neck closure and peripheral applications, using historical references from Speyside, including the famous river, and the train station that uniquely gives a direct line to the distillery itself.

This was a real pleasure to work on, and the chance to be a part of the relaunch of this historic brand was one not to be missed. Thanks to Good for bringing me on board for it. More pics will appear in the main work section soon.

April 24, 2013 - No Comments!

New typography commission for .net magazine

Mike Brennan from .net magazine kindly asked me to illustrate the opening spread of a feature on designing web forms for their latest issue. It was a difficult one to conceptualise but my thoughts turned to making sense from chaos with typography. I wanted to visualise the type gradually coming into focus, like a tv tuning into a station so I emulated an old technique of dragging a printed sheet across a photocopier to give a wave-like distortion. It was a little experimental, but good fun, and I think it worked well, looking great across the spread.

March 6, 2013 - No Comments!

A letter V

This is a test letter I did as part of a recently completed project for Ballantines Scotch Whisky.

The idea was to create a letter that told the story of it's flavour; in this case, vanilla. The project moved ahead and took up a fair bit of time towards the end of last year, and I'll be showing it as part of the main portfolio very soon.

February 18, 2013 - No Comments!

New editorial illustration for .net magazine

Continuing a great ongoing relationship with Future Publishing's top digital design magazine (see more examples in the editorial part of the site), Art Director Mike Brennan asked me to create an illustration for a feature on User Experience. I always think this basically comes down to getting inside people's brains to make the experience work for them so I thought it'd be interesting to do a literal take on that. OK, it's a bit of a stylised brain, but it's a brain nonetheless.

January 10, 2013 - No Comments!

BBC Focus magazine cover

The BBC's science based Focus magazine commissioned me to create some custom typography for the 'Breakthroughs of 2013' issue. Printed using four colour litho with additional metallic gold and silver spot colours.

Art direction by Sam Freeman.

November 16, 2012 - No Comments!

Delta Sky magazine

I just finished a little type piece for Delta Airlines in-flight magazine. An exercise in expressive type, I was asked to illustrate some interesting words.

Unfortunately my first take on 'Sexting' was rejected as being a bit too risqué; maybe heavily salivated tongues licking each other are too much to view when eating your in-flight meal.