Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Brain Ache

Another design created using paper shapes cut with scissors. Although this method is quite fiddly and time consuming, you get a nice hand made feel which I think adds to the effect. I created this design after a busy week on the Mac and a major headache.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Stop... Go...

This design was created from paper cut shapes and then each frame was photographed and animated in Photoshop and saved as a GIF file. The textures and rough edges give the design a nice hand made feel. The design represents life and how it often follows a stop / start pattern.

Friday, 26 October 2012


This is another design created using the paper cut method. It's a completely different way of working to the digital method on the Mac and really gets you thinking about colour, scale and layout. Cutting paper designs with a scalpel or scissors is a bit fiddly but it gets easier with practice.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Hidden Type

These graphics were created for the Design Museums weekly Font Sunday programme. The subject was 'hidden type' and two designs were submitted.

Monday, 22 October 2012


A hand cut paper design with each letter based on the theme of the home.
All elements are cut from paper and glued down, and the final result is then photographed.
The process is much more fun than working digitally and you get a nice hand crafted look.

Friday, 19 October 2012


This is another image I created without the use of a computer. I simply drew the design in reverse onto a polystyrene sheet and cutout the letters with a scalpel, then mounted it onto another polystyrene sheet - simple but effective. It also cost nothing as the polystyrene was packaging from a shelving box!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Stop the World

This design was hand drawn and cut from paper by hand - no computers used for a change.
Not everything has to be produced on the Mac, and this was actually more enjoyable to do. I simply sketched the design onto coloured card, cut them out with a scalpel, assembled and photographed the end result (on my mediocre camera Im afraid!)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Paddle your own Canoe!

This is a famous saying that deserved to be made into a graphic. It basically means 'Act independently and decide your own fate' and was first used way back in 1807. From a design point of view I think its a very valid statement - do your own thing and don't let anything discourage you.
All graphics created in Illustrator CS5 using the Birch Std font.

Friday, 5 October 2012

What's your Type?

I love typography and good type can make or break a design. I created this little graphic to celebrate type in all its glory. All graphics created in Illustrator using the 3D Tools, and a custom drawn shadow. The font in this case is Poplar Black.

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