Wedding Invites for David & Sarah

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.

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David & Sarah Wedding invites v5

The wedding reception

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David & Sarah Wedding invites v5

 

 

 

 

The Evening reception

David & Sarah Wedding invites v5

David & Sarah Wedding invites v5

 

The table names.

Table names

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David Reeves Tweed ads.

Collected thoughts of tweed and New York pushing together in unusal ways.

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The first version. Mentioning the NYPD / Irish diaspora was a bit sensitive. So…

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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”.

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People portraits

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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.

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Gargunnock House, Stirling, Scotland: Photography

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The dining room.

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The dining  room from the other end.

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The piano room.

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The Staircase.

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Some bonus shots.

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Two comps of Glen Coe. The mos brooding spot on earth.

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The view from the garden, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye.

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A boring car journey was filled with a silly face competition.

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Gargunnock House, Stirling, Scotland

Stirling Gargannock portraits

This summer 16 of us rented a manor house in Scotland for a week. The many rooms were full of paintings of the former owners long lineage. Having an A3 sketchbook to hand, all the family tree ended up on one page. Plus some of the bearded and extravagantly horned stuffed goats.

Stirling Gngnnock piano room

The main room was rather large. Each time I had a few minutes, a chair would be placed in a certain position and sketching would commence. Each time a different coloured pencil would be used. WH Smith’s do a pack of 20 for around ¬£3.

It was enjoyable and impossible trying to work out the perspective. A view like this is overwhelming in it’s complexity, hence taking it bit by bit seemed to work.

http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/gargunnock-house-7761/

 

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A Rainy night

rainy night

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Life Drawing book: Viewing / Making

Here’s some of the best spreads from the book.

You can order a copy at blurb:
http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/5433059-life-drawing

I’m involved with Islington Exhibits in October. More information nearer the time.Drawing boook blog pdf

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