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Book cover for Linocut for Artists and Designers

Linocut for Artists and Designers book – pre-order now

Linocut for Artists and Designers, the book I have been writing, is available to pre-order now, I’m delighted to announce! After three years of hard work, more than ten days of photo shoots with Hazeleigh Prebble and many sessions with my designer, Ian Youngs, I have received the first advance copy! It looks brilliant and […]

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Book Cover Illustration – Edward III

Just before Christmas I completed a linocut book cover illustration of Edward III for the Penguin Monarchs series. This ongoing series is being designed by Pentagram and will cover all England’s rulers from Athelstan to Elizabeth II. It was my favourite kind of commission – an open brief, which means creative freedom to illustrate a […]

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Low Tech Print linocut feature

I am delighted to be featured in a new book called Low Tech Print by Caspar Williamson. It features artists and designers from around the world who use low tech printing techniques, including silkscreen, letterpress, linocut and gocco printing. Some of my favourite linocut artists are also featured, including Bill Fick and James Brown. The […]

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Linocut, Linolschnitt, ЛИНОГРАВЮРА, gravure sur linoléum.

Did you know the Russian for linocut is ЛИНОГРАВЮРА? No, me neither. I didn’t even know my computer spoke Russian. Anyway, it does, and it has made me realise how anglo-centric my linocut experience is. In fact, our whole online experience is dictated by where we live and what language we speak. We think of […]

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Linocut and letterpress workshop in Montefiore

Last week I ran a linocut and letterpress workshop at the beautiful Italian studio Opificio della Rosa. We had an intense and very productive six days but I loved every minute and I even got to relax for a few days afterwards. The studio is in a stunning castle in Montefiore, an unspoilt hilltop town […]

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Vertigo book out now!

My linocut book cover design for Vertigo is out now! It is a part of the BFI Film Classics series. Twenty artists and designers were asked to come up with new covers and I was asked to do this Hitchcock classic. You can see how I made the linocut for this design, and the illustration […]

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KALEID 2012 artists books fair here I come!

I’m all ready to head off to London for KALEID 2012 where I will be teaching a linocut workshop and selling my latest book, Onomatopinocchio. There will be 40 other artists from around the UK and Europe selling and exhibiting their artists’ books. Visit the KALEID website for more info. Onomatopinocchio book

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Coming soon – Vertigo book

I did a linocut illustration for a book cover for the BFI recently which is out next month. Here is the first image of the finished book. Very exciting! There are several more books in the BFI Film Classics series, all with new covers by invited artists and illustrators. Read more about them on the […]

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Linocut and letterpress residency in Italy

I just got back from Italy, where I was making a new artists book at Opificio della Rosa in Montefiore, near Rimini. This is the studio where I will be teaching a linocut and letterpress workshop in August. The studio is in this medieval castle: Montefiore castle Opificio della Rosa has an amazing collection of […]

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An Alphabet of London – linocut book by Christopher Brown

I first encountered the work of linocut artist and illustrator Christopher Brown at a St Judes exhibition where his enchanting little thumbnail images of humorous characters caught my eye. I also heard him talk entertainingly about his mentor, the great Edward Bawden, at St Bride Library in 2010. He had many anecdotes which he told with […]

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