About Me

Studying BA Illustration at the University of Brighton. This blog is dedicated to work done while studying abroad at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (FALL 2011). Also see the work of Philippe Nash, who is also here with me on exchange from Brighton: http://philippenash.tumblr.com

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Screenprint sketch

This is the design for the first of a series of screenprints I will be creating based on the theme of "home", and it's lack of presence in my life as a specific place.

Monday, 24 October 2011

M2M Roadtrip through Iowa

Driving from Minneapolis MN, to Kansas City MO. Namely a drive through the entire state of Iowa. And look what I found! Amazing.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Screenprinting class

I have to upload these pictures for my Screenprinting class so I can get graded for process. This is my latest screenprint. Stay tuned for more exciting work from this class.  I have big plans.

But here are some happy accidents that I think are my favourite images from this assignment:

Saturday, 15 October 2011


Just been getting some things out of my head and onto paper lately, and these are some of the results:

Friday, 14 October 2011

Editorial Illustration Class

This week, an illustration about Sigmund Freud being a cocaine addict.


Some of my favourites from my photos I took this passed summer travelling around France with some friends, liking it rough for 2 months and climbing. Here are a few good ones:

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Painting class

Some SCANS of some oil paintings that are really just still-life studies.
The black and white painting was too big for the scanner so I have a few, and that was a painting done in my very first class at MCAD. I'll scan in some more paintings once they're dry.
Happy Tuesday.

Welcome to October

People give you constant reasons to smile, and I love you.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Editorial Illustration

Uhm, here are the spot illustrations I came up with for my Editorial Illustration class.  The article was called 'Etiquette 101' for the magazine Conde Nast Traveler and it's all about 'unusual practices ' in different countries/cultures around the world.

Our only restriction were that we could only use 2 colours for each image (no black) and the illustrations are spot illustrations - very small, only about 2 by 2 inches..

oh and so I made these by colouring paper with wax crayons, and then scraping the crayon off the paper and it leaves these awesome textures and color. Then just paper cutting.

Click image to see larger.

TOP LEFT: In some traditional places in Africa, it's customary for the host of a gathering to take the first sip of every guest's drink.

TOP RIGHT: In Latin America, if someone asks you for salt at a table, never hand it to him directly. Put it down in front of him instead - otherwise you're tempting bad luck.

CENTRE: In China when dining, it is completely acceptible to slurp your soup loudly and to leave leftover bones on the table.

BOTTOM LEFT: In the middle east and Asia, showing the soles of your shoes remains a definite no-no. Buddhist cultures also consider the foot the dirtiest part of the body.

BOTTOM RIGHT: In Russia, giving yellow flowers to a love interest is bad luck, as it implies infedelity.

Catherine is slowly getting over her fear of all things Type, Design and Adobe

So here are some outcomes for layout that I produced for this week's class. We had to take the Vernacular type we photographed around Nicollet Avenue, isolate them to make an alphabet of vernacular, arrange it into the pangram 'the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog', include an image, the street name and the definition for 'pangram'.
Philippe lent me the photograph on these layouts, but I plan to photograph Nicollet Ave this week specifically for this assignment and see what I come up with..
I'll post the final design up next week.

Also here are some scans of the final rendered patterns I made for the last assignment, aswell as a scan of the original patterns made with repeated letterforms.

That's enough Typography for now. Bleugh.