Wednesday, 5 May 2010

New Website, New Blog

I'm very excited to announce that my new website is now up! Visit it here:

The site was coded by the masterful Adam Ellison. A big thank you to him! I have also now moved my blog to Tumblr. Thank you to everyone who has regularly checked this blog, it will no longer be updated. Visit my Tumblr here:

Friday, 30 April 2010

Computer Arts Feature

I have been featured in this month's Computer Arts Magazine as one of the "five illustrators to watch this year". The article looks at the current illustration revival, picking out work by the likes of Emily Forgot, Nobrow, and the super talented Charlie Duck.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Pick Me Up Is Underway!

So after many weeks of toiling, organising, and collecting, Pick Me Up is well underway! Here's a sneak peak of our room at the exhibition, which we've set-up based on an English Country Manor drawing room. If you haven't had the chance to visit the exhibition at Somerset House yet, then definitely make sure to head down as it's an absolutely amazing show.

To see more photos of our set up visit the Evening Tweed Flickr.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Alone in the Empty Cottage

Here's a new 2-colour screenprint I've recently finished entitled Alone in the Empty Cottage. The text is an extract from a poem by Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Baronet, an English poet born in 1892. The print is part of a new series of pieces from us at Evening Tweed based on the theme of the Country Manor, which we've created especially for the Pick Me Up show at Somerset House. This, and the rest of the prints, will be available to purchase from the show which begins on the 23rd April.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


I was recently interviewed by Gemma Grainger about my work and inspirations. If you'd like to read my ramblings visit her blog here.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Studio Photos

Here are some photos of my new studio, taken by Akemi Kurosaka during a studio visit by the RCKT Co. team a couple of weeks ago. The visit included a photoshoot and interview, which will be used as part of the 'Hello London' exhibition that's being held this summer at PARCO in Japan.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Anorak Mag Feature

I was asked to do the Make Stuff section of this month's Anorak Magazine. So if you'd like to find out how to make your own papercut print, grab yourself a copy from the online shop.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Mix Mag Interiors 2010 feature

The Aschenputtel piece that I made in collaboration with Thomas Forsyth for Designersblock has been featured in this month's copy of Mix Mag. The article picks out some of their favourite items from the Interiors 2010 show, and we're both very happy to be included.

Monday, 1 March 2010


Last month was super busy, with many new projects and exciting events:

On Tuesday four of the RCKT Co. team visited my studio for an exhibition I've been asked to take part in at PARCO, Japan. The exhibition focuses on the current UK design scene, and the list of studios involved is absolutely amazing (Big Active / Bibliotheque / Build / Jonathan Barnbrook / Julian House (Intro) / Neville Brody / Studio 8 / Tomato / Yes...) so I'm very excited to be taking part in this show. More about this soon.

I've just finished a tshirt for the Tate Modern through the lovely chaps at SuperSuperficial. This will be available in stores early next month, so keeps your eyes peeled for further updates.

And finally, I've recently completed a new illustration for Money Magazine (US). It's to accompany a feature article on cutting taxes, and is created out of dozens of US tax forms (below). This will be printed in the March issue.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Old Blue Last photos

The photos of our show last Saturday at the Old Blue Last can now been seen on the Vice Website! A big thank you to Sam Hiscox for taking these fine pics, and to everyone who showed up to support. It was a great night indeed!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Pick Me Up

We are very excited to announce that Evening Tweed has been asked to take part in the Pick Me Up illustration fair at Somerset House in April!

The fair will bring together a range of the UK's most exciting graphic artists, including the likes of Nous Vous, Peepshow, Nobrow and Concrete Hermit. The fair will be presented alongside a lively programme of events and activities including an open studio from legendary paper artist Rob Ryan, a pop-up print workshop from Print Club London, and a programme of film screenings curated by It’s Nice That.

The fair will be taking place from 23rd April - 3rd May 2010.

For more details visit the Somerset House website.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Thou Shalt Do the Right Thing

Pictured above is a large cross-stitch piece I recently created for the D&GArts campaign. You can see the full selection of works, including pieces by the rest of Evening Tweed, here. A big thanks to Mariana Popescu for all her help and stitching expertise.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Interiors 2010

Last weekend Thomas Forsyth and I were both at Interiors 2010 exhibiting our collaboration Aschenputtel. The exhibition was a great success, and the Designersblock stand was packed with many collaborative gems. A big thank you to Bud, Rory and Piers for getting us involved in the exhibition, and for their kind hospitality. Thanks also to all the brilliant designers we exhibited with, and to all the interesting people we met.

See a video of Aschenputtel in action here.

Download the press release.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Finally, after many weeks of toiling, Thomas Forsyth and I are excited to present the first photos of Aschenputtel, taken by Jonathan Green. This piece will be exhibited through Designersblock as part of Interiors 2010 at the Birmingham NEC from 24th - 27th January. If you're planning on heading to the exhibition make sure to come over and say hello. For more about this piece see our article on the Designersblock blog.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Interiors 2010 countdown

So whilst the snow has been gradually taking over the British Isles, Thomas Forsyth and I have been busy finishing up our collaboration for the Interiors 2010 exhibition later this month. All I'll give away for now is that it's based on the fairytale of Aschenputtel, and it involves a lonely piece of furniture kindly donated to us by Emmaus. Above you can see the remnants of a new papercut piece I've created for the collaboration, as well as a pile of ties that will soon be transformed into a colourful patchwork. More on this shortly...

Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all, I hope everyone is well fed and watered. I'm now back to work after a nice little break. It looks like January is going to be a busy month, with a range of projects going on for the likes of the Tate, and Morr Music. Thomas Forsyth and I are also very busy trying to finish our piece for the Interiors 2010 exhibition, which is taking place later this month at the Birmingham NEC.

Oh, and thanks to Chris Clarke for pointing me towards the Grafik blog which features my Warm Greetings card hidding behind a tree (below). You win a gold star and a slightly stale half-eaten Christmas pudding.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


So after a fantastic weekend at the almighty All Tomorrow's Parties Festival, I'm now trying to tie up my loose ends before Christmas arrives in all its glory. Above I've posted two shots of a new piece I recently finished for Jake Blanchard's upcoming C Zine. It's made from a mixture of oil paint, acrylic and papercut, and is based on the greek myth of the Cornucopia. Click on the images to view the whole piece which I've just put up on Tweed, and make sure to keep an eye on Jake's site for updates on this one.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Leaves leaves leaves

I spent yesterday around Hattie, Chris and Alex's house photographing a new illustration for Minale Design Strategy's 2010 calendar (above). It's an interpretation of their logo for the month of November, made up of over 300 papercut leaves. An enjoyable project, but quite a workout on the old scalpel blades.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Designersblock: Interiors 2010

Over the past week I have been busy working with 3D designer and artist Thomas Forsyth on our piece for this year's Interiors 2010 exhibition. Tom was selected by Designersblock to take part in the exhibition, and due to the success of our past collaborations thought it only fitting that we teamed together. For the project we'll be working with Emmaus in Brighton; a fantastic organisation that offers work and community for people who have become socially excluded or homeless.

Interiors 2010 will run from 24th - 27th January at the Birmingham NEC. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates as the project develops.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Wrap Up the Year

I've just heard that the tile I designed for Frinton Press (above) has been chosen as one of 15 designs to be included in the upcoming 'Square Up the Year' exhibition at No:ID, London. These 10cm x 10cm tiles will be used to create a range of printed wrapping paper, which'll be sold both at the exhibition and at a range of shops and boutiques.

The exhibition will run from the 10th - 20th December, and features work from all of the artists who have exhibited at the No:ID gallery in 2009. A big thanks to Pat and Cissy for getting me involved in this project.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Creative Review Blog

My Gocco cards have been featured on today's Creative Review blog. Thanks to Gavin Lucas for posting this one up.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Gocco Mailout

This weekend I've dusted off my Gocco printer and created a set of new postcards. The design is based on my recent piece for Fast Company Magazine, and are printed in three colours in an edition of 40 copies.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Busy Busy

So it's been a busy old month here, added to by a recent change of address. I've been working on a number of new projects, most of which will be surfacing from the start of December. The first of these to see daylight will be the bookcovers I have recently finished for New York writer Maya Contreras (below). The books are already available as e-books which you can see here, and will be soon going to print through Vic & Olivier Publishing. More info can be found at:

In other news, my band Old Mayor have a review in this month's Decibel Magazine. We have much respect for this publication so are very happy to be included in its pages. You can see the review on the Decibel site here.

Monday, 26 October 2009

EP Review in Terrorizer Magazine

This month's Terrorizer Magazine features a review of our debut EP. For those of you who can't get yourself a copy here it is:

TERRORIZER October 2009
Old Mayor - Old Mayor 7/10

"If bleak and monochrome is how you like it, Brighton duo Old Mayor deliver the goods in excelsis. Comprising six tracks of skeletal grimness and harrowing quietude, this litany of torment is possessed of a stripped-down aesthetic that only intensifies its status as a portent of horror and unease. Like a snail's pace High On Fire as the last three humans on earth, or Burning Witch torturing the spectre of '90s post-rock, this is less a chief magistrate than a ghastly overseer."


Monday, 19 October 2009

Illustrative 09 Berlin

I've just arrived home after a brilliant week at Illustrative 09 in Berlin with Nobrow. Although the weather was very cold indeed, it was made up for by the array of brilliant illustration work on display. Hello to all the great people we met, and thank you to those who bought items from our stall, we hope you enjoy them! We will be selling books and prints in the main foyer until Wednesday 21st, so if you're planning on visiting the event, come over to our stall and say hello.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Post from Portland

Today I received a copy of the engraved leather Moleskine cover that I designed for the Portland-based company Engrave Your Book. It's really great to be part of such an interesting project, and I'd like to say a big thank you to Joe Mansfield for getting me involved in this one! Make sure to check out the site for a whole range of beautiful Moleskine covers.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Type Director's Club Award

I've just received some exciting news from New York. The piece that I created for the September issue of Fast Company Magazine last year has been chosen as one of the winners of the 55th annual Type Director's Club Awards. A big thank you to Jana Meier for entering my piece for the awards.

You can see my illustration on the Evening Tweed website here, and the full list of this year's TDC winners here.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Nick White Launch Party

On Thursday we will holding launch party for Nick White's new Nobrow book People I've Never Met & Conversations I've Never Had at Concrete Hermit gallery in London. This is the first in a new series of Nobrow hardback monographs cheekily titled Monobrow.

Nick has done a great job setting up for the exhibition, with a brilliant range of works on show. Nick has also designed a print especially for the show, which will be available to buy with the book for a special discount price. So come along for the private view, have a beer, and buy a book!

Thursday 17th September
Concrete Hermit, 5a Club Row, London, E1 6JX

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Seas of Infinity

I was asked a few months ago to be part of an Artist Series for Engrave Your Book, a company specialising in engraved leather Moleskine covers. My design is inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, using a quote taken from his story The Call of Cthulhu. After many sleepless nights trying to get my head around creating this geometric pattern, I'm very pleased to announce that the cover is now available from the Engrave Your Book shop!