Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe

A wee book-cover mock-up I have just contrieved. Very partial to the georgian picaresque, me.

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who Was Born In Newgate, and During a Life of Continu'd Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her Childhood, Was Twelve Year a Whore, Five Times a Wife [Whereof Once To Her Own Brother], Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon In Virginia, At Last Grew Rich, Liv'd Honest, and Died a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Restaurant magazine - August 2010

My regular gig at Restaurant magazine.

This month the author looks at the hot new restaurant chains and trends - so I've shown a hot sweaty chef woking 0ff ( not my idea of a verb incidentally) a stir fry of bistrots, bars and eateries (with chillies, ginger and tabasco for extra heat).

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Monday, July 19, 2010

The No-Body Was Keen to Get A-Head

A reworking of a previous idea for screen printing

Il Pete Plus Haut Que Son Cul

A delightful french expression for having ideas above one's station/ thinking you're better than you are. Literally, to fart higher than one's arse.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Nick & Maria Jordan's 100th Celebration Dinner

A wonderful job that Nick and I printed this week at the Print Club, for Nick and Maria Jordan who are having a celebratory meal in the Little Banqueting House at Hampton Court Palace (where Maria works in the conservation department) later in the summer to honour their joint 50th birthdays.

A good fun piece to do, for a very lovely couple. They asked me to include mad King George III ( aka Farmer George) for his Kew connections where they live. he is there in the middle with crown and turnip orb. The animal beneath the cake-stand is a Yale, a bizarre heraldic creature with tusks and swivelling horns and one of the eight 'Kyng's Beestes' Henry VIII (boo) had set up at the main entrance to the Palace at Hampton Court.

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