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

Back on the block

January 23, 2017By LestaretPrintmaking 2 Comments

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 … Read More

Sleevage Sunday #15

January 15, 2017By LestaretRecord Sleeves No Comments

Sleevage Sunday is where I once shared selections from my old but rediscovered vinyl collection. Music has always been an important part of my life, but so was the packaging. In my formative years I would carefully study every inch of the cover, read every sleevenote, credit and publishing blurb so that the visual qualities … Read More

Welcome!

January 13, 2017By LestaretCommunication No Comments

Oh hello – I’m Christopher Skinner. You may remember me from films such as “I was a Teenage Graphic Designer”, “Honey, I Shrunk the Logo” and “Four Fonts and a Drop Shadow” but more likely you know me from my original blog www.lestaret.wordpress.com! (this opening line really only works if read out loud in the style of … Read More