Tuesday, 29 November 2011

These last few weeks have been insanely busy, I've been working on a drawing of Borough market for an exhibition at the poetry society café in Covent Garden, a project about cocklepickers and a new zine with my coursemates called 'Drawnography'.

I think I'll split these into seperate posts!

Anyway, Here's the Borough market drawing which I was very happy to find out has been selected for the show at the poetry society café, Covent Garden.

"An exhibition of 40 works by students and staff of Middlesex University’s Illustration programme responding to the places where great poets have lived, boozed, loved and died in the city of London, displayed in the intimate atmosphere of the Poetry Cafe and basement, in Covent Garden. All work is for sale to help students fund their Degree Show."

'The haunts of the poets'


Locals please come and have a drink/look/buy!

22 Betterton Street
Covent Garden

One more thing I got ridiculously excited about is an email from my course leader saying something like this "Andrew has been asked to send info and pictures to Creative Review and the Times supplement"... so in a few posts it may be about me being in those magazines! Awesome.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Albert of Adelaide - Book cover entry

I thought I'd add even more work for myself so I entered another book cover competition.

Did a few different versions and colours..

Still not sure which one is my favourite! Possibly the red one.

Also, us at Middlesex's illustration department produce a magazine every month called Meow. Now, as a second year, me and my pals Dan Duncan and Alex Vshivtseva have taken over and rebranded as Drawnography! The first issue will be out soon so we'll keep you updated. For now though please give us a like on Facebook to keep in touch!

It's only going to be £1.50 and will feature the best creatives of our uni, limited screen printed covers, stamps, pull out posters, so we're very excited to get it released on the 17th November.


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The document book cover competition

I entered a book cover 'competition' on 99designs...

On 99designs different designers upload their designs and the competition holder chooses their favourite design after a certain amount of time. I'm not too sure what to think of that website- a lot of time can be wasted and the pay off isn't huge.

I didn't win unfortunately and these kind of competitions are okay for students (like me) or designers who aren't quite full time yet, but I am thinking it kinda de values the industry.

Anyway, I'm happy with how it turned out considering I only spent a day on it!

You can judge for yourselves and see the (depressing) winning design on there - http://99designs.com/print-design/contests/book-cover-needed-middle-grades-mystery-adventure-novel-102249