Friday, 30 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Four more days in the V&A

My prints are up in the V&A for four more days, go and have a good look like my granddad is here. It's the end of the Illustration Awards 2011. Which means it's time for the next year's competition, deadline is this Thursday 15th, worth doing.

Enter here!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

The Nutcracker



Today I went wandering in London and I chanced upon a church in the middle of a busy road. I went in and opened the door to the force of a choir, one of those real choirs with basses and tenors and altos. The dome was gold.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Come to this

Come to this! Live poetry, live music and live illustration what more could you want? Me, Lorna, Jenny and Simon will be drawing and making a mess LIVE! Recommended in Time Out and all.

Thursday, Railroad Cafe Hackney, see you there at 7!

*************** LIVE POETRY! **************

Ben Mellor -
2009 BBC Radio 4 Slam champ: performer, educator, cat-owner.

The Roundhouse Poetry Collective -
Mentored by Polar Bear, Monique T and Nichol Keene perform the freshest spoken word out there.

Plus awesome words and sounds from Glor Sanders, Will Davies, and your beloved editors Will Coldwell and Anya Pearson.

**************** LIVE MUSIC! ****************

The Yuya -
Day Job Record's very own avant-garde soulful duo. We love these guys.

FUR-coustic -
Soul Rub brothers Murmur and Earl Greg bring a juicy portion of acoustic rhymes and live hip-hop.

DJ Monsieur selecting strictly Columbian vibes betwixt sets

**************** LIVE ILLUSTRATION! ****************

Simon Cheadle, Lorna Scobie, Jenny Jackson and Hannah Simpson will be scribbling all over the walls. Get down early to avoid missing out!

Thursday, 1 December 2011


Third year is going at a marvellous pace. This term, amongst personal work, we have been doing some really exciting live briefs of which more will come later. Now we are thinking about out final projects, how do we want to take our bow from four years of art education? It is all so very exciting! Here is a sketchbook page.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

A bad hobby for a man with hayfever

My dad valiantly attempts to classify grasses we picked on holiday.

Christmas Tree

Proposal for a contemporary Christmas tree at the Collyer Bristow gallery. A collaboration between me, Elly Gay, and Gemma Green-Hope.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


 This is a book I made about four years ago in A Level art which I have just rediscovered in the dust of my hard drive.  It began as a children's science book about viruses and bacteria, and turned into a book about the City. I covered it with the financial times and cut through to the images and words below. The microscope becomes Lloyds of London and the workers going up in the lifts are 'many very little, living animacules, very prettily a-moving' which is the first recorded description of bacteria observed through a microscope! There was poetry in science for sure. Some pages are overheard conversations in the city. The drawings and type are super ropey. But it was nice to find that I am still fascinated and interested in exactly the same things as I was at school. Loitering around listening to people and imagining them as germs.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


'Often considered the most intelligent birds, members of this genus carry wonderfully evocative collective nouns. A murder of crows. A train of jackdaws. A building of rooks. And ravens have a list all to themselves: an unkindness, a conspiracy, a parliament. Or the version we consider most apt for this magazine: a storytelling.'

I designed the cover of the inaugural issue of Corvus. Corvus is a new online fiction journal with the aim to be deliberately eclectic and to accept a good story no matter what. Hop over to the Corvus site and download it for FREE, it looks like a box of delights.

Monday, 31 October 2011

New website

New and updated website, have a look!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My first pop up book


 As humans we began with fire and fear and violence and built our cities up around it. But the fire hasn't gone, it is only covered up, and it is there at the heart of things if you look closely enough.
'Civilisation' is a ten page pop up book that I made in second year. 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Thursday, 13 October 2011



Monday, 10 October 2011

Columbia Road community draw


Help us draw Columbia Road!

A few weeks ago Phoebe and I ran a 'Big Draw Project' at the Sundial Centre, a fantastic community centre in Tower Hamlets. We asked visitors and local residents to help us draw Columbia Road, which is one street away from the centre. We heard brilliant tales, some true, some tall. Pictured is Gloria, a local and member of the community centre who gave us some wonderful local history: she nipped home and brought us back a photograph of her great aunt infront of Mrs Collins' haberdashery. Drawing is a marvellous way of showing and sharing history and experience: those who don't want to draw can still participate by prompting others (we drew in the haberdashery on Gloria's instruction) or by talking about the pictures. Check out that magnificent toy shop, filled with toys drawn by various children!

Thanks to everyone at the Sundial Centre - especially Ellen Halstead who got us involved - here is their website 

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Embrace functional clothing

Two pages from my travel guide to Cumbria.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Back to school

Hello third year! On the first week back I have been designing and making prototype costumes. They are for a film I want to make about the city, told through the dance of its buildings.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Late at Tate

Last Friday I went to Late at Tate Britain, an evening of electronic noise, crystal radio and crochet in the gallery. I only went to see the Vorticists exhibition before it closed, but ended up staying all evening drawing the fun and strange things going on. And I watched some great wartime documentaries: one was called Nightshift and it was about the women working the night shift at munitions factories. They took dinner in the middle of the night and followed it with ballroom dancing. Now THAT is a lunch break.