Monday, 22 December 2014

Festive Vignette for Country Living Christmas Issue

I was delighted to be asked by Country Living Magazine to draw this decorative vignette for the cover of their Christmas issue. Traditional rural imagery and cursive script were the inspiration for this festive piece.

You can see more of my editorial work here.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Art of McCartney Album Lettering

I was thrilled to be asked to work on the album lettering for The Art of McCartney.

Nearly 40 artists came together to contribute to this long awaited album, celebrating the songwriting of Sir Paul McCartney. Artists including Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Alice Cooper, Smokey Robinson, The Cure, Chrissie Hynde and Kiss perform tracks from the former Beatle’s back catalogue. A fascinating documentary was also made of behind-the-scenes at the recording sessions.

I was asked to hand letter the names of the artists in a loose but legible script to fit within the square format for the vinyl and CD albums and box sets. Each layout was custom fitted to work with the individual products. 

It’s always interesting working on music projects, but this one involved such an eclectic mix of famous artists, it was exciting to learn the line-up as they signed up to the album.

You can see more of this sort of work in my music folder on my website.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Dr Who DVD & Blu-ray Lettering

I’m always excited to work for Dr Who and this project was no exception.

After the recent success of the eighth BBC series with the Twelfth Doctor, the wonderful Peter Capaldi, I was delighted to work on the DVD and Blu-ray packaging.  Asked to hand letter the chalkboard programme titles for the series, I took inspiration from the new TARDIS set. Playing around with the idea of chalk drawn mathematical equations and diagrams, I used arrows to organise the titles in the hexagonal space on the back covers.

If you’d like to see more of my Dr Who work it can be found in the TV folder on my website.