2 January 2016

AKAMAS & KARAYIANNIS

For those wine lovers who are looking for a sweet beverage that, not only tastes good, but is also 100% organic, meet Akamas and Karayiannis Commandaria. Created in small batches this wine is harvested, pressed, bottled and labeled by the same family who owns it. That's what makes it so special. Still not convinced? if, like me, you enjoy a good story behind your wine, this particular make (that can only be found on the foothills of Troodos mountains) is also coupled with an interesting fact – Commandaria represents a style documented back to 800 BC and has the distinction of being the world's oldest wine name still in production, with the name 'Commandaria' dating back to the crusades in the 12th century.



















Labels are a big lure for me when it comes to picking my wine and so I wanted to design a label that defines what I believe will grab attention wherever it goes. I wanted it to look decorative and sophisticated while also keeping it simple and remaining true to the brand guideline.







25 April 2015

LIKO

A food production company based in Japan are currently undergoing a phase of expansion and have recently produced their very first coconut oil. The product is called Liko and I was lucky to be given the opportunity to pitch my creative ideas to the brand

The brief was simple: to create pure and concise design using a refined colour palette of soft greys and yellows. Finding the right balance between the colours wasn't easy but in the end I favoured keeping just the title yellow to make it stand out from the rest.
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4 April 2015

SWIMMERS

A visual treat for those longing for summer.

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30 November 2014

13 July 2014

BY THE SEA

I made it to the Digital world of illustration.


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25 June 2012

D&AD 'NEW BLOOD' EXHIBITION



UCA Maidstone





Bristol University





Kingston University




It was nice to see one of my images on the wall at New Blood. Can't say I was expecting it. 
Hannah Simpson from Kingston University has topped my favourites. You can spot her illustrations on the wall behind the lady in the image above.



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And finally, here are some spreads from my book 'Hawksmoor' by Peter Ackroyd. 





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23 June 2012

PAINTING AROUND LONDON

London sketches loosely inspired by life.


         
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6 May 2012

BACK TO THE ELEPHANT



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The characteristic first impression people have when visiting a place like Elephant and Castle is that they find it to be an eyesore. Having spent a few months there during my summer break I grew very much attached to the area and was curious to find out more about the abandoned estate opposite my flat. This is how it all began: mere curiosity changed my perception of the very dull-looking concrete estate and, my will to dig deeper into the planned regeneration is what enabled me to form a very different opinion to that of a conventional visitor to the area.

Equipped with my camera I decided to venture out into the estate, as I had stumbled on a news article regarding a few residents who still refuse to leave their home, despite the government pushing through with its regeneration plans.


8 March 2012

STREETS OF ELEPHANT & CASTLE


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Through my book I am hoping to convey that there is more than meets the eye to Heygate Estate; a lesson I learned when talking to its residents and when experiencing first-hand their passion to keeping their home the way it is. You cannot argue that the estate  has not served its purpose for keeping low-income families to live in central London, but in the world we are living in, where everything is evaluated in terms of profitability it makes sense to the government to regenerate the area.


31 December 2010

ENGINES

Spreads from a book I made in 24 hours. I scanned in engines from an old car manual and printed them on painted newspaper.



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29 December 2010

THE MECHANICS






I like to draw messy places, they are fun to draw and the outcome looks great! Here are some images from my reportage project on mechanics. Above: man fixing tractor, below: dog in cage eager to come out and play.









28 December 2010

ABSTACT PLANTS






I wanted to explore and research ways in which other artists’ not only selected colour but also manipulated its vibrancy and saturation. I am interested in analysing choice of chroma, value and proximity of colours in relation to one another.






Washed Acrylic and stitching