Here come the snakes…

April 17, 2017By LestaretGraphics No Comments

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! … Read More

The world is all gates*

April 13, 2017By LestaretGraphics 3 Comments

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 … Read More

Eastern Promise

March 27, 2017By LestaretPhotography 3 Comments

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 … Read More

Money for old rope…

March 23, 2017By LestaretGraphics 4 Comments

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 … Read More

The Jack Newton Radio

March 16, 2017By LestaretGraphics No Comments

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 … Read More

Back to the book cover…

March 2, 2017By LestaretGraphics No Comments

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, … Read More

Judging a book by it’s cover

February 22, 2017By LestaretGraphics 1 Comment

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, … Read More

In a Tangle

February 16, 2017By LestaretMusic No Comments

And now, a shameless plug for a great new band. Black Slipper are a South Yorkshire duo who have just released their first recordings on Bandcamp and are in regular rotation on the Lestaret playlist these days. With a rather groovy post-punk vibe, and a strangely compelling vocal with a distinctive Yorkshire hook, these five tracks … Read More

A Lesson Learned

February 11, 2017By LestaretCommunication 4 Comments

This website was very recently hacked. At least it makes a change from international banks, government departments and national security weapons systems. I’m still struggling to comprehend why anyone would bother with my little corner of the interweb, I mean, there’s nothing of value to steal here. I could think of more productive and interesting … Read More