Tag: Graphic Design

It’s on the cards

Playing cards are often overlooked for their graphic qualities, probably because of the familiarity and repetition of symbols and numbers. Granted, not all sets of playing cards are graphically distinctive and so they all tend be much of a muchness. I’ve recently acquired a few packs of cards, all of varying vintage, and enjoyed examining their […]

Raise your glasses

I’ve been releasing teaser images of this project in progress on Twitter and Instagram as well as here and have received a fair bit of interest so far, so I am delighted to reveal the complete project. One of the main design elements of the design is the typography, loosely based on English uncial scripts […]

Here come the snakes…

I have recently come into the possession of a well-used part of that old favourite board game Snakes and Ladders and thought I would share its wonderful illustrations and moral intention with you fine people. As far as I can ascertain, it dates from anywhere between 1890 – 1914 and has been clearly enjoyed by several generations! […]

The world is all gates*

I’ve been working on another craft beer project recently, and am able to share a few images of work in progress with you… The South Gates in King’s Lynn stands over the main route into the town (to the delight and frustration of visitors and motorists!) and dates way back to the 14th century. The building is actually […]

Eastern Promise

I headed out to Comer with my youngest daughter Lower Case on Saturday on what turned out to be a day that really promised that Spring was in the air! We took a bunch of photos for here GCSE project, but I snapped a few shots too and I thought I would share them with […]

Money for old rope…

I’ve just finished an illustration for an new craft beer and thought I’d share it with you. I can’t tell you anything about the brand just yet, but hope to share it with you eventually. The design called for a illustration of a nautical style knot – specifically, a reef (or square) knot with the […]

The Jack Newton Radio

After some fine tuning, the cover for ‘The Jack Newton Radio’ is complete, all the chapter headings have been inserted and I think it looks great! It has the right feeling of nostalgia and location, and with its limited colour palette. has a distinctive visual impact. The full cover wraparound artworks looks like this: The Jack […]

Back to the book cover…

After the last meeting with Jon I was able to develop some of the details further and apply the design to the back and spine. But before that Jon was interested in seeing other scripts in place of the one used in the title. As I had already explored this before presenting this to him, […]

Judging a book by it’s cover

I recently mentioned a design project that required some research into vintage radiogram dials and I though I would share some images of the work in progress. The book is by the author Jon Lawrence (I also designed the cover for his last book Bisha) and the official back cover blurb describes the novel thusly: “Spirited septuagenarian Anwyn Jones, […]

Back on the block

I’ve been cutting some new lino blocks today after making a batch of drawings over the weekend. These are intended for inclusion in an exhibition later this year, so I’m only going to show some works in progress and close-ups so that I don’t reveal too much for now! I have another two blocks drawn up ready to […]