Regular updates on current projects and events.
'Fame' - 23ct gold leaf original on canvas
15 Aug, 2017
My first gold leaf original on canvas will be available to buy here later today, Tuesday 15th August at 4pm UK time (11am EST/8am PST). I am focusing more than ever on art moving forward. I'm setting the bar extremely high in terms of my objectives, so look out for developments. Nothing is certain in life for any of us, but don't ever underestimate what is possible with extreme focus and determination. Very often in life success boils down to how much someone wants to achieve something, and how much they're prepared to sacrifice to achieve it.
'Angry Bunny' - Timed-release limited edition print
02 Aug, 2017
This print is a timed-release limited edition, meaning it will be available to buy in my online shop for 48 hours only. Available from 3pm BST (10am EST/ 7am PST) on Friday 4th August to 3pm BST on Sunday 6th August, 2017. The size of the edition will be determined by the number of prints sold in that time period. The prints will be available to buy worldwide and will ship on Monday 21st August. All the proceeds from this print will go to a local wildlife charity here in the UK, WRAS. I have a soft spot for wildlife and animals in general, particularly rabbits. WRAS is a small charity I have had dealings with who do great things. I've been very fortunate in many ways. One of the benefits of having such a big reach online is I have a better chance than most to effect change and to try to make the world a slightly better place. I haven’t done enough of that. Full details on this print here. Drawn in iOrnament app. Circle limit deformation by J. Richter-Gebert based on morenaments software by M. von Gagern. UPDATE: Total raised was £2,530 for WRAS. Thanks very much to everyone who bought one!
Apple iPad Pro Commercial, Illustrations & Presentation
12 Jun, 2017
I am back in the UK after attending Apple’s WWDC17 event in San Jose, California. I am featured in the new iPad Pro commercial which debuted at WWDC17. I also designed illustrations which appear in the Keynote presentation and in the hands on area of the event. I gave a presentation at Apple about my work, and my illustrations are currently prominently featured on the Apple website.
Needless to say I am extremely proud of this achievement. I’ve worked so incredibly hard for a long time now, it’s great to be rewarded with this level of recognition and exposure. Thank you so much to the people who made this happen, you know exactly who you are. I met some lovely and talented people at Apple and elsewhere. It’s impossible to thank everyone, but thanks to Simon for the tour of San Francisco and Lilly for organising everything. This trip was a very intense experience for me, so I’m taking two days off before I get back to work. I have so much more that I want to try and achieve.
Pen to Printer Seminar, 2017
17 Apr, 2017
I am speaking at the ‘Pen to Printer’ seminar organised by The Edward Johnston Foundation next month. This very small and charming event takes place in the quintessentially English village of Ditchling, East Sussex, on 20th May, 2017. If you are interested in my work and also enjoy learning about more traditional calligraphy and lettering I would highly recommend it. The event is organised by my friends Gerald Fleuss and Patricia Gidney. I’m speaking at the event mainly as a nod of respect to Edward Johnston, a central figure in the revival of calligraphy in the 20th century. Spaces are very limited, full details available here.
Speaking Engagements, 2017
21 Dec, 2016
I will be speaking about my work at Awwwards Conference London on 2-3rd February, 2017. I will be doing a presentation at TOCA ME design conference in Munich, Germany, on 4th March, 2017. I will also be speaking at beyond tellerrand conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, 15-17th May, 2017. Other speaking engagements are lined up for later in 2017, I will announce them in due course.
Three New Limited Edition Prints
11 Nov, 2016
I am pleased to announce I am releasing three new limited edition prints this month. Some of the work is an unusual new direction for me. I'm really pleased with the way all the tests look and I'm looking forward to showing you the new work. The plan is to make the new work available for pre-order from Sunday 13th November 2016, 3pm GMT/10am EST. The prints will then ship worldwide the week commencing 28th November, 2016. Keep an eye on my social media channels, particularly Instagram and Facebook, for more information and a sneak peek or two.
Speaking at Reasons to: Design Festival, Brighton, UK, 5-7th September, 2016
16 Aug, 2016
I am speaking at ‘Reasons to:’ Design Festival in Brighton, UK next month. The event runs from 5-7th September 2016. The event organisers really have pulled out all the stops for this one. It’s a truly amazing line up and I feel pleased and privileged to be part of it. For full details and tickets please check the website here. Don’t underestimate events like this. They can inspire, inform and educate like nothing else.
Art Yard Sale - 5th June, Brighton, England
30 May, 2016
I’m going to be selling small, gold leaf original art pieces of people's names at the artrepublic Art Yard Sale in Brighton, England on Sunday 5th June. I’ll also have other small originals & limited edition prints. Amazing line-up of artists appearing, check www.artyardsale.co.uk for full details. Come along and say hello.
Home Sweet Home - Gold foil limited edition art print
24 May, 2016
'Home Sweet Home' gold foil edition is available to buy now from my shop at a pre-release price, £5 cheaper than the normal price of £50. This item will officially launch and ship worldwide on Monday 30th May, 2016. 'Home Sweet Home' is a timeless adage that I wanted to interpret in a fresh and modern way. I'm really pleased with how this gold edition has turned out, the quality of the print is outstanding! 42cm X 42cm (approximately 16.5 X 16.5 inches) limited edition of 500. Gold foil blocking on black Plike art paper, 330gsm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Available to buy here now.
New York Trip in June - Mural Opportunity
04 May, 2016
I’m in New York in June on business. I love the city and I’d love to put up a beautiful, positive, legal, mural while I'm there. If anyone reading can help make that happen please get in touch. I'm looking for a suitable wall, probably a similar size to the one I did the mural in London on last year, and a person or people with local knowledge and mural expertise. Thanks so much for all the suggestions for spaces and people I've received on social media so far.