My husband is just finishing off his second book of short stories and this time he agreed that I could design his book cover. I started off with a bit of research and as I’m not skilled enough to use any online design software opted for a Matisse style paper cut design taking inspiration from the genius designer Saul Bass. If you’re not familiar with … Continue reading Designing a Book Cover
A review of 2018 RA Summer Exhibition with our choice of favourites Continue reading Our Big Day Out at the 250th Summer Exhibition 2018
I hadn’t read the Cass Art blog for a little while so was really pleased to come across the following article which is an interview with Nina Cosford who illustrates the marketing materials for Cass. The article showcases some of her work but also gives a real sense of her creative process. You can also check out Nina’s website Continue reading Cass Art Blog
Born today in 1964, Bret Easton Ellis is a post modernist satirist with a pitch black sense of humour, or a twisted sickness depending on your view. In 1991 Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho was published, and although initially hated by critics, has gone on to be considered a modern classic, since turned into a film starring Christian Bale, and even a Broadway Musical with … Continue reading Bret Easton Ellis…author, podcaster…visual artist?
The stamps feature the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years. The graphics and packaging are as iconic as the toy itself. The stamp design is about the toy, but capturing the essence of the world of the toy as well. Included is the details from packaging, branding and other accompanying materials, with the aim of expressing the “excitement and theatre” … Continue reading Royal Mail celebrates classic British toys with new stamp series