Paper + Pixel

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in journal | No Comments

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Paper + Pixel: works on paper

Illustrators Australia exhibition

Collimgwood Gallery  5-19 May
282 Smith St Melbourne

aesthetic feast @ Barebones

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in journal | No Comments

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Limited edition archival prints available now in Barebones Gallery. Established 1994, the gallery has a exceptional discerningly curated selection of prints and paintings by local and international artists.  Located in Bangalow, a historic village which offers a discreet collection of hip cafes and stylish retail.  Well worth the 15 minute drive from Byron Bay.

graphic journalism

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in journal | No Comments

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Couple of spreads from Only Human book addressing domestic violence.  One of six ‘stories’.

Blend of graphic journalism and text accounts; all taken from first person transcripts.  The illustrated sections are not only less daunting for those who struggle with a lot of words, but ideally will draw in readers who wouldn’t necessarily pick up a book on this critical issue.  Using colour, shades of grey, and symbolism, the graphic pages can express internal thoughts, as well as the horror and hope that accompanies domestic violence – feelings common to victims and their families, regardless of all social, cultural or economic differences.

Launch web + print 11.17

ping pong picture book

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in journal | No Comments

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Pleasure to work on a commission for Ransom Publishing UK.  Series of picture books for challenged readers.  Challenge of the brief: images that will engage early teens whose literacy skills are basic.  Vocabulary was simple, but illustrations needed to be cheeky, cool, inviting; ensuring the readers recognise themselves and don’t feel self-conscious reading a picture book.