I’m having an exhibition, part of the Islington Exhibits festival.
The artwork is a very large concertina book.
The exhibition runs throughout October.
The Foyer of
Bikram Highbury & Islington
The Studios Islington
8 Hornsey Street
London N7 8EG
(Very near Holloway Road tube).
The poster for the front window.
The inside explanation board.
The invite for the private view on Thursday the 16th.
email@example.com if you would like to go to the private view.
Drawn on a post it note. Coloured inPhotoshop.
Three different photos of the cake floated on the sea.
Sponge and chocolate on a meringue sea.
Two colours of ink, one blurred photo, one new typeface, a little time in Photoshop; one happy kid.
These invites for my sister in law and her now husband were a joy to do.
The brief stipulated the colour green, circular shapes and no illustrations of hearts etc.
There were three different invites designed and a group of table names with a pub name theme.
The main type is in Frank Block, which I’m glad I designed, it seems to be quite flexible as a very bold headline font. The lowercase doesn’twork so well, though very bold lowercase typefaces that do work are rather rare. The other font used is my old friend Caslon italic. The circles have an abstracted ring feel to them and interact with each other. The circles and the white space dnce together through the invites.
What a great wedding.
The full wedding invite.
The wedding reception
The Evening reception
The table names.
Collected thoughts of tweed and New York pushing together in unusal ways.
The first version. Mentioning the NYPD / Irish diaspora was a bit sensitive. So…
I went back to something that always makes me laugh, the Lucky Charm Leprechaun. The movement of cultural icons away from their natural habitat; moving so far they bear only a mangled relation to the original. See also the songs “Rum & Coca Cola” / “Wimoweh”.
A fun illustration job. The lack of noses is intentional. Trying to get the personality of the subjects from a low res image was fun. I hope the people in the frames like it.