A typeface designed to be optimistic, nostalgic and dynamic.
Conceptual exhibition at the Wellcome Collection
Conceptual brand identity for an interstellar travel agency
2014-15, size variable. Paper, charcoal, masking tape, thread, PVA glue.
A large generic charcoal drawing (4 A1 sheets tall) was completed. The process was to break down and rebuild and turn the material into something else entirely. The drawing was cut into 768 pieces, arranged meticulously from light to dark and then bound into a book. One of 768 pieces was selected, scanned and blown up to thousands of times the size. The book and print are displayed together.
Based on wooden toy building blocks, Abode wanted a design system that referenced stability, strength and a tradition of quality housebuilding. They wanted to reach out to a younger demographic normally locked out of the housing market by reinventing a company to be more community-centric, diverse, approachable and joyful.
2012-Present; triptych, each panel 83 x 59cm, pen and pencil on paper.
For the first of three panels I wrote indiscriminately in a stream of consciousness reacting to my own experiences and the environment around me. The second and third panels are more structured visions of the city set out in the first, with plots, characters and story arcs. Total number of words: 29,119.
The short stories were transcribed into a more readable format and bound in three volumes. On the right hand page is the original text and on the left hand page the words have been rearranged into alphabetical order.
Exhibited in Big Space IV, 2015.
Conceptual project based on Hannah Kent's novel Burial Rites
“It is the waiting that cripples. The sheep scavenge for what grass hasn’t been listed brown by the weather. Do these dumb animals know their fate? Rounded up and separated they only have to wait one icy night in fear. I have been in the killing pen for months”
Accused of a double murder and witchcraft Agnes Sigurdottir is the last woman to be executed in Iceland, forced to live with the officer’s family until the execution date in the hostile landscape.
Red cabbage dye
2014, size variable. Paper, pencil, charcoal, masking tape, thread, PVA glue.
A large rather generic pencil drawing (4 A1 sheets tall) was completed. The process was to break down and rebuild and turn the material into something else entirely. The drawing was cut into 191 pieces, arranged from light to dark and then bound into a book.
Conceptual brief for magazine editorial on the clandestine development of the atomic bomb in 1940s America.
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS
FINE ART DEGREE SHOW 2015
a ' g ' n, 2015, size and arrangement variable. Brush, canvas, chalk, charcoal, clementine peel, coal, copper wire, cork, dust, foam board, garlic bulb, glass, gold leaf, grass, human hair, jade plant, masking tape, matches, MDF, metal tray, muslin, organic matter, panel pins, paper, paper board, pen, pencils, plastic bags, plastic bottle, plastic pots, pins, porcelain, raffia, river water, sand, screws, sea glass, sea water, seeds, soil, string, thread, twine, waxed thread, wood.
A deconstructable space filled with deconstructed works and deconstructed words. a ' g ' n refers to the titles of the three books, each book following a different interlinked character: Alice, Gabe and Nate respectively.
There is something so honest about the things we try and clean away. They tell their own truths and stories. Each little speck is its own miniature universe.
I took the old 2002 world atlas that was blu-tacked to my childhood bedroom wall, cut out all the countries, little islands and flags and reordered them. I wanted to take something unquantifiable such a nationhood, and use it as material.
2014, Paper, thread, ink, citrus fruits, 6 x 8cm.
This palm-sized book was bound to be never ending with no defined beginning or conclusion. The reader can pick it up at any point and read forever. Through runic illustrations the creation, destruction and rebirth mythologies of The Island are told, including the love affair of Life and Death, the schemes of powerful trickster figure “Nobody”, the passage of celestial birds and the dualistic Over- and Under-worlds.
Conceptual brief. A charity corporate report for World Aid detailing their efforts to improve access to clean water and sanitation.
Designed for a print publication and digital app, it uses bold graphics and statistics to set it apart from other charity material.