Tag Archives: illustration

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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Linocut book cover illustration – The Villa Rouge

I did a linocut illustration for the cover of a new book last year: The Villa Rouge, by Maggie Ross. Illustrating book covers is my favourite kind of commission and I have done quite a few now. Of all the linocuts I have made this was the most complex, in terms of the number of […]

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Linocut illustration for Independent on Sunday

My linocut illustration for the Independent on Sunday appeared in the New Review a couple of weekends ago. I’ve never done an illustration for The Independent before, but I was contacted by Shazia Chaudhry, who commissioned my cover illustration for ICON when she worked there. So thank you Shazia! Making linocut illustrations is a relatively […]

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New linocut illustration – Lighthouse and clouds

This is the new linocut illustration I’m working on for French clothing company Aigle. They wanted an illustration in the same style as my book cover for Faber and Faber, but with a lighthouse and a stag. This one will go on the inside cover of the lookbooks for their winter 2013 collection. As with […]

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Linocut close-ups quiz

Having spent the morning cleaning up a scan of a linocut I have done for a food label (that’s a clue) I decided it would be fun to post some close-ups. Can you guess what is going on? These are all part of the same linocut, which I will post here as soon as it […]

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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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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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Darrel Perkins linocuts

Every now and then to take a break from carving and printing linocuts I google ‘linocut’ just to see what happens (should I get out more? Almost certainly). Today’s search came up with Rhode Island based Illustrator Darrel Perkins. Below are a selection of my favourite prints from his website. Enjoy! It id what it […]

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Linocut geeks – John Peel illustration

Here’s my illustration of John Peel – the latest portrait in my Geek Heroes series of linocuts. I’ve also done Jarvis Cocker and Benedict Cumberbatch. All three are available from my Etsy shop. Let me know if you have any good ideas who else I can do (preferably British!) I used my lovely new ink […]

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Jarvis Cocker illustration

Following on from my linocut of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock I am working on a new portrait of Jarvis Cocker, another of my geek heroes. I haven’t started carving the lino yet, but here’s my preparatory drawing. I think I need to work on Jarvis’s eyes as they’re a bit goggly at the moment. I’m […]

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