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Books will make us free! celebrating public domain for The Poundshop on the BBC

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I have been lucky to have been involved with The Poundshop since my student days so when Sara Melin and George Wu, funders of The Poundshop, contacted me to be part of their latest shop linked to their BBC appearance, I couldn’t have been happier. The Poundshop is a pop up shopping project based on the idea of selling quality designer products at affordable prices….

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Designing The Rise & Rise of Tabitha Baird by Arabella Weir

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Very excited to be able to show a bit of the process for ‘The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird’ by the amazing Arabella Weir and my first book jacket for Piccadilly Press (first of many, hopefully!). I love Emmanuelle Walker‘s work and shortly after receiving the cover brief from the publisher I went to see her solo exhibition ‘Passers-by’ at The Book Club, I knew she…

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Eike König’s work ethic

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Useful advice from the great Eike König (from his talk last September at Here): Been collaborating on some after-work projects lately (because working 8h a day is clearly not enough!) that I’m incredibly excited about and will try to keep Eike’s rules in mind, especially #1.

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A little less type…

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Here’s something I’d been working on for a book cover commission, these two didn’t make it past the concept rough stage but it was fun to step out of my comfort zone and try a different approach relying less on typography. The story is a mystery thriller set in the late 1950s packed with action, spies, rebels and… tropical fish.