Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Some of the Playroom collective artists have gathered to create UPside, a show that will feature some of our reasons to be cheerful.

The show is on at the Medcalf Gallery in the beautiful area of Clerkenwell til the 7th of November. For the lucky ones with a free evening there will be a private view from 6-9 pm with free drinks today.

My contribution to the show was illustrating the invite you can see, collectively with Arina Orlova, who designed the logo. One balmy afternoon in June at the terrace of the Medcalf we brainstormed ideas for a representative poster for the show.

It doesn't matter how bad things are, one should always try to look at the bright side of every situation. So, the day your house is turned upside down by a flood, just dance conga and celebrate survival. At least until things get worse.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

National Theatre

Sometimes it's better not to think twice before resuming blogging after a long period of blog idleness.

This illustration was triggered off by a competition by the National Theatre calling out for interpretations of the building's famous look.

The NT was the first brutalist building I was properly introduced to and although I love it, it was always difficult for me to humanize. On the deadline day came to my mind the statue of Laurence Olivier by Southbank and recycled some energy out of a late night storyboard commission to do this Shakespearean NT holding a model of the Globe Theatre.

I'm afraid the illustration didn't make it on time, just by a few minutes.