Designing a Book Cover

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

American Psycho cover

Bret Easton Ellis…author, podcaster…visual artist?

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?

Royal Mail celebrates classic British toys with new stamp series

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