Regular updates on current projects and events.
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.
Creative Review Interview
29 Apr, 2016
Big thanks to Mark Sinclair at Creative Review for interviewing me for their bumper May 2016 issue. The issue is about social media and I describe how social media has helped to shape my career. I'm pleased how the article turned out. This issue of Creative Review is a special double issue and includes their Annual. It is available to buy now at all the usual places.
One Million Followers on Instagram
28 Mar, 2016
As of this week I have one million followers on Instagram. I find this pretty unbelievable. It's a respectable following for a pop star, let alone a nerd with a lot of pens. It's also an important milestone for me terms of my long term plans as an artist. It's a target I set for myself at the start of this year and one I've managed to achieve much sooner than anticipated. To anyone following me on social media, thank you sincerely for taking an interest in my work. I would also like to say do not ever underestimate the power of passion, hard work and extreme determination.