FormFiftyFive asked North and South to illustrate their cover image for October. FormFiftyFive cover graphic design, illustration, photography, art, product design, architecture, advertising & multimedia from around the globe.
It was a fun and interesting commission, partly because they also wanted images that worked across their tablet and mobile sites. In the end we developed a small story about an adventurer spending a night out in the autumn wilderness. They also did a cover profile as well.
Out on his own. A celebration of Chris Froome winning Le Tour for the third time.
Football under the microscope. Illustration to show the growing concern in football around the increase in brain related injuries due heading a ball.
This is a work in progress which will be updated throughout the 2017/18 football season. It's a personal project to produce a series of football related illustrations for each of Manchester City's Premiership games this season.
ITG Creator is digital design agency in Westminster. They approached us with an idea for a series of illustrations to help promote their internal events calendar. With a quick turnaround we used a limited yet complimentary colour palette to create a stylish look and feel.
This was a lovely client commission based around several famous chefs and their food creations. It needed to be playful and turned around in two days. In order of appearance: Monica Galetti, Heston Blumenthal, Marco Pierre-White, Marcus Wareing, Gordon Ramsey, Michel Rou and Theo Randall.
North + South was approached by the team behind the brilliant City Watch podcast to create an identity for their new 93.20 podcast.
Aimed at Manchester City fans across the world, and based around the iconic moment Sergio Aguero scored the 2012 title winning goal, the client had a super quick two-day turn around to meet their launch date.
Working with their established colour palette we presented a range of solutions including some that were purely typographic.
The final identity works in a number of ways. It cleverly incorporates the lines on a football pitch and an outline of a football whilst also alluding to a microphone. It is both contemporary and retro.
Deliverables included a range of digital documents, social media icons and in the future, t-shirts.
A simple typographic illustration to encourage people to vote in the 2017 election.
I was approached by BBW Communications to create and design a new identity along with associated stationery for their North London communications agency.
They were looking for a strong, clean brand identity for their communications business. BBW Communications boasts an impressive array of work which includes Manchester University and a number of high profile clients.
North and South were asked to design a poster for the 2017 Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival that took place between 1-10 September this year.
Speculative illustration to go with an article in the Guardian about how new police officers will need to have degrees.
North and South were asked to take part in the Football Crest Index, a new independent publication project aimed at documenting the rich history and stories behind the crests of the greatest clubs in world football. The book delves into the rich history of each crest and the evolution of its design throughout the clubs history.
All of the 47 designers, who support each club, were hand picked to produce original and exclusive artwork to sit alongside their clubs history, giving each spread a unique execution. Here is my illustration on one of the most exciting moments in Manchester City's history when Sergio Aguero's goal won the title for the first time in forty four years with the last kick of the 2011-12 season.
In August 2014 my "You're So Vain.." poster was exhibited as part of the Comic Sans exhibition at The Proud Archivist in London.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, designers and artists from 38 countries designed posters representing what Comic Sans means to them. Do they love it or hate it? What would the world be like without the font we all love to hate?
The results were both diverse and intriguing. A mix of international designers/studios, including Vincent Connare (Comic Sans creator), his nemesis Ban Comic Sans, Bibliothèque, Build, Bunch Design, Oli Frape, Believe In, Hey Studio, Purpose, Spin, Sawdust, The Partners, Kiosk – and many many more contributed.
From over 500 submissions, 200 posters were exhibited at The Proud Archivist in London from August 20th – 24th.
• 38 countries
• 500+ submissions
• 200 Exhibitors
• Hosted by The Proud Archivist, W1
• Exhibition runs: Aug 20 – 24, 2014
• Supported by TBWA, Monotype, GF Smith, Ripe Digital, Nimbus Hosting, The Proud Archivist, Newspaper Club, Crusador, On Demand, Lick & Stick and Masters Bookbinding
• 70,000 visits to the website
• 970,000 Tweet Reach
• 1.88 million retweet Reach
• 13.47 million mention reach
• Over £5.5K raised for Cancer Research UK
Photograph by David Craik – www.davidcraikphotography.co.uk
Old Skool arcade gaming meets virtual headsets. Animation by @ilikecircles
Speculative illustration to go with a Telegraph article on the 50 best books for Christmas.
Marmalade is an concept Arts & Culture magazine initially conceived at Shillington College and developed as a personal project.
The magazine was designed from the ground up starting with development of a masthead through to mock ups and brainstorming of how best to develop the initial ideas into a fully fledged magazine.
Speculative football illustrations.
Andy Murray winning Wimbledon for the second time.
North and South was commissioned by Darren and Kirstie to celebrate their special day by creating a series of illustrations as part of their wedding table plan. Each of the 25 tables were themed by them both to bring to life a moment in their relationship history and the illustrations aimed to bring an element of fun and colour to the day.
Between March and July 2013 I freelanced at Bird & Bird, one of the world's leading law firms. Working closely with their senior designer and in-house marketing team, I covered the design requirements for 17 offices worldwide from their London headquarters.
Bird & Bird have a very distinct brand identity based around their specially developed Ampersand and a series of primary and secondary colours. Taken together with a variety of marketing and brand phrases they communicate and ensure their market presence is distinct. Designing a variety of documents across multiple languages worldwide ensuring that documents were designed and prepared in multiple langues within their brand guidelines for international audiences. Working within their brand guidelines and across multiple languages and audiences, I produced work ranging from magazine and brochure layout, iPad adverts, promotional banners, office and wall messages digital web banners and specific client sponsorship adverts for in house and external events.
A series of branding identities that North and South have created recently.
Arts and Culture magazine masthead
Retro and Vintage clothing shop in Peckham
Initial personal branding
Mentoring programme to help African & Caribbean boys reach their full potential
Verlaan Engagement Strategies and Training (Non Profit) based in Vancouver
I've been fortunate to work with Manchester University on a number of projects. Shown here is are a series of ongoing character developments for a current project we are working on together.
Personal project to illustrate everyday urban elements.
A personal project to create a clean, yet colour set of World Cup poster in a minimalistic style.
Apart from Puskas and Moore I've watched and adored each of these players growing up so it seemed natural to play with the small details from the iconic colours and kit worn by each player in their individual final.
Each poster is A3 size and finished with details specific to the particular final each player was involved in along with the score, date and venue for the match.
Available to buy in my Print shop.
Celebrating Olympic success in the pool with Adam Peaty
Jo and I got married this year and we wanted a simple and clean invitation to fit with how we wanted our day to be and just to invite a small number of people to the day/evening. Illustrating the Registry Office in Southwark and the East Dulwich Tavern where the wedding and evening reception were taking place seemed to be a perfect fit.
A series of ongoing personal illustrations around career paths within creative companies.
A fun and interesting commission from STAND Magazine an independent football fanzine for fans.
The article written by Ryan Jones is titled "Bob Dylan was a bastard in the second half.." and is based around those talented but enigmatic footballers we all recognise and have watched over the years. It's packed with great features and well worth a purchase.
Selected spreads from a 42 page report commissioned by Manchester University on the Shipping Industries response to their climate change responsibilities.
The industry is facing a number of challenges and North + South were asked to collate information from a number of diverse reports into one document and give them a fresh modern feel.
A personal project to create a distinctive poster using the titles of a variety of Science Fiction films to promote the British Film Festival in London.
A series of conceptual illustrations around weekly newspaper articles.
Armchair football fans
The benefits of staying in Europe
Electronic voting as political tinder
Speculative on how Physicists are shaping how we look at the Universe and gravitational waves.
Secret 7" is an annual event that combines music and art for a good cause. 7 songs from 7 well-known artists are pressed 100 times each to 7" vinyl.
Creative's from around the world are invited to design artwork for the sleeves. In total, 700 sleeves are exhibited and sold for £50 each, the proceeds go to charity. The designer and song remain anonymous until the record has been purchased.
Taking inspiration from New Order's album cover, Power, Corruption & Lies I chose a limited palette of colours. My artwork was for: Dead Roses — The Rolling Stones