Retro Fathers Day Illustration

My Fathers Day illustration in a 1940s and 1950s retro style was hand drawn in ink including the typography. The rays of orange are recoloured black and white photographs of suit linen. This illustration was the core graphic element for my Selfridges Fathers Day poster designs back in 1991.

Illustrations for childrens Easter promotion. 1991

I produced these illustrations to a variety of compositions using bright gouache paint, plastic adhesive film and wax chinagraph pencil.
My aim was to move away from a traditional Easter theme for this Selfridges ‘Just For Kids’ promotion and produce something upbeat and bright to suggest fun and action packed while keeping the Easter egg as a reminder that the promotion was limited to the school holidays.

JFK portrait art wide
JFK portrait art wide

Illustrated Icons for Childrens Easter promotion

I illustrated my childrens Easter icons with painted bright gouache, plastic adhesive film and wax chinagraph pencil.
My aim for this Selfridges ‘Just For Kids’ promotion was to move away from a traditional Easter theme and produce something upbeat and bright to suggest fun and action while maintaining the Easter egg as a reminder that the promotion was limited to the school holidays.

JFK icon art
JFK icon art

Easter Scraperboard Illustration (finished landscape)

I produced this illustration using scraperboard as a central image for my Selfridges Easter Promotion designs. I developed a number of different formats with varying intensities of black to suit the lithographic and screen printing processes.

Easter Scaperboard Landscape format with info panel
Easter Scaperboard Landscape format with info panel

Easter Scraperboard Illustration (small format)

I produced this illustration using scraperboard as a central image for my Selfridges Easter Promotion designs. I developed a number of different formats with varying intensities of black to suit the lithographic and screen printing processes.

Small format screen print
Small format screen print

Easter Scraperboard Illustration (finished portrait)

I produced this illustration using scraperboard as a central image for my Selfridges Easter Promotion designs. I developed a number of different formats with varying intensities of black to suit the lithographic and screen printing processes.

Brochure rear
Brochure rear

Easter Scraperboard Illustration (detailed)

I produced this illustration using scraperboard as a central image for my Selfridges Easter Promotion designs. This was an early detailed version, which was later simplified to accommodate the printing processes and enable background colours to show through. I developed a number of different formats with varying intensities of black to suit the lithographic and screen printing processes.

Easter Scaperboard 1 (brown)
Easter Scaperboard 1 (brown)

Gold Margarine Campaign Marker Visuals

I produced this marker visual for Design House Consultants for a client meeting to illustrate an idea for an advertisement for the marketing trade press. The aim was to raise awareness of how strong the Gold margarine brand had been and how this was originally achieved and maintained by the Design House agency during a long and successful partnership with the customer.

More illustration and Visuals in support of my Graphic Designs

Brochure Marker Visuals

This brochure design project included the production of hand rendered marker visuals, the aim being to demonstrate the design solution before progressing to finished artwork.

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Hungarian Dancers

This illustration project was set to rework a found image. I reproduced an image I found in the Radio Times of Hungarian Dancers in a much larger (A2) format with both airbrushed ink and another with bold application of black acrylic paint.

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On The Boards. Book Jacket Illustration

This illustration project was for a book jacket, I used collage to combine sticky back plastic and found images with my hand rendered illustration and lettering on tea stained paper.

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Benson and Hedges Marker Visuals

My illustration project was to reproduce a full-page glossy magazine with magic marker visuals. One of my choices was an advert that advertised Benson and Hedges cigarettes.

Albert Steptoe Marker Visuals

My illustration project was to reproduce a full-page glossy magazine with magic marker visuals. One of my choices was an advert that included Albert Steptoe taking a bath.

Kew Gardens Architecture

Ink drawing study of architecture within the grounds of Kew Gardens, London. Top to Bottom: 1) The Great Palm House, 2) Kew Palace, 3) Princess of Wales Conservatory, 4) Queen Charlotte’s Cottage.