Monday, 27 September 2010

Toy Design Served

Whilst away at Centre Parks this weekend I joked about saying I must check my emails in case anything creative is sitting in my inbox. Low and beyond I got an email informing me my work was being featured on Toy Design Served. When I clicked on the link I was the first image on Sunday on their home page....happy days. I didn't even have to do anything!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Critter Comission

Over the Summer I worked two festivals with the charity Vinspired, teaching people how to make their own quick critters during theses workshops. The staff of V loved what I do and got very attached to "Marvin" one of my original critters. Damien, one of the main organisers commissioned me to create 11 one off critters which he gave to his team as a thank you gift at the end of the Summer.
The guys all loved their critters, hopefully they will be happy in their new homes :)

The Hand Made Gift Guide

On Tuesday a selection of artists and crafts people were featured in a blog called "Creative Spaces". My little studio was featured in the piece including Pixi the 2nd :)

To check out the blog visit their site: thehandmadegiftguide

Monday, 13 September 2010

"Someone to carry you"

The latest issue of IP1 is now out around Suffolk. Within issue number 35 I was given an article on depression to illustrate. Written by John Russell, it is an account of his personal experience with the condition and how it affected him and his late best friend. The piece is really heartfelt and although quite a dark piece, it has a positive outcome.
Design by Jonathan Akrofi.

Check out the IP1 website for talent on the "Showoff" and download your copy of this issue.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Dead Decks

For years I have wanted to paint onto some skate decks, Imaginarium gave me the perfect excuse to do so. I popped down to see Wilson at Abd skate shop to source some loved and used decks. All covered in stickers as well as a small amount of the original artwork, they gave a great canvas for me to work onto.
I was really pleased with the outcome and received many compliments on them during the show. For our next exhibition I plan to do another set but this time I want to involve the Skaters themselves a bit more. If you are, or know of any skaters who might be interested in donating a dead board and to be part of my work please get in touch x