A while ago I posted on this blog a pattern I had created of geometric rooftops inspired by my time in Berlin. I had wanted to cut them up and rearrange the shapes, so I have used the opportunity of the Poundshop project to create a pattern doing so. The possibilities of compositions that could be created using these elements was in my mind as I was making it and it was quite overwhelming to make decisions, but afterall..I thought just make something and have fun, so here we are. I am about to deliver it to the poundshop now, I have made 50 papers and a fair few lions. I realised today it was a whole year since I saw the wild lion that I have made the print about, he sent shivers down my spine, I will never forget the feeling of driving for hours looking for lions and then spotting one so close and so suddenly. Although my drawing will never ever capture truly the magnificence of the animal, I hope it at least signifies some of
that moment to you. Or as garth would say I just hope you don't think it sucks.
I'm beginning to get rooftop eyes, next I'm thinking of swimming pools, fires and chases.


I am taking part in a pop up shop happening next week on Hoxton St called The Poundshop which is a project by Household and Sara Melin. I am making 2 products, one of which is some screenprinted lion postcards which I printed yesterday...here they are above before being cut. I will reveal the other product this weekend if all goes to plan in the printroom this friday!

I had a good time in the studio over the weekend, finally setting up my animation stand to do some experiments whilst my brother tried out his letterpress letters and made some brilliant posters (and one for me too- thanks si!)


I reprinted 40 posters/paper today in my new studio and at the end to get rid of the ink printed some odd bits of newsprint achieving the above results. Its great when mistakes make you see something with fresh eyes and get you thinking of new images. The last one here suddenly got me thinking of italian piazzas from above and also all the shapes that could be created looking down on a city/town.
Anyhow the posters in this superhero palette will be on sale at a show opening tomorrow night at Superette on sclater st (off brick lane) called 'All my friends are designers, illustrators, printmakers etc'..6- 9pm for just £5 along with many other nice things, i'm sure spirits will be high after such a sunny week, so come along.


'The good designer is the anonymous designer, the one who does not stand in the way of the material; who sends their products on their way to a useful life without an ambitious appearance"- Anni Albers