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Signs already up, weather vane just arrived…

I have just completed some signage for a new cycle hire venture on Hastings sea front – and had great fun designing a weather vane to sit atop the bike hut. The seagulls seem a little wary…

There is also a Walking & Cycling Trail that I’ve designed. It shows the sea front route from Hastings Old Town west as far as Bexhill, with plenty to see and do along the way. Local cycle shops and bike-friendly cafés are also listed.

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View of cycle hut as you approach along the Promenade

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Speedy cyclist in position and ready for some gusty weather!

Can you say you have achieved greatness when your design is reproduced in edible gold on luxurious chocolate and exhibited atop some of the finest cakes in London..? Logo for Belle Epoque Patisserie – seek out at their lovely café on Newington Green and also in Selfridges.

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Delicious design, Belle Epoque Patisserie…

 

I’m very fortunate to have had an illustration of mine selected again for the beautiful German ‘Arche Kinder Kalender’. Illustrated poems are chosen from children’s books from around the world  – and my copy of the 2014 calendar has just arrived!

Each poem is shown in its original language as well as in German. It’s lovely to have had a picture of mine included amongst such a fantastic range of illustrators – very humbling. The image chosen is from a book of poems I illustrated for Turkish publishers Gunisigi Kitapligi. There’s also some spreads from the same book, Iki Gözüm Üzümüm, below.

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‘When Spring Arrives’

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‘A Wish’

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‘One Morning’

IMG_4186Everything now ready for my exhibition that begins on Saturday… I am showing my drawings of fish caught along NE Aegean coast of Turkey. The exhibition will be in the Crypt at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings – a stunning venue – as part of the annual Coastal Currents Arts Festival.
http://coastalcurrents.org.uk
21/09 – 06/10/2013
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Hastings

Looking forward to it!

PUGIN_WSHOP_01I was in Kent yesterday delivering the first round of workshops inspired by the work of Augustus Pugin. The pupils at Ursuline College, Westgate-on-Sea and Christchurch Primary School in Ramsgate were extremely creative and came up with some fantastic monogram designs.

Together with artist Dawn Cole and The Pugin Society, I am currently developing an education pack and related online resources that will help promote Pugin’s heritage in primary and secondary schools. All should be ready in time for the Autumn 2013.

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CRAFTY-CRAB02My new venture has finally reached first proofing stage. The letterpress printing onto grey board has worked as planned, now to try out the laser cutting…

Watch this space!

Adobe Photoshop PDFThe 1st of January was a beautiful clear day in Hastings… happy 2013!