Friday, 7 May 2021

Gérard Ifert



In the 1950’s in Paris, geometrical and colourful,  shopfronts drew the attention of a young Swiss designer called Gérard Ifer (1928-2020). During his walks in the city, he captured these colourful compositions, and they have been published in 'Paris Colours: Gerard Ifert Ektachromes 1953-1954'.     

Gérard Ifert trained in graphic design and had a wonderful eye for images and you can find more here
"Perpetual development resides in nature, humanity instills its energy there, animated by the life project: to improve the current situation. Each individual thus becomes a bearer of hope for the future.” Gérard Ifert

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

My Book


This is the cover reveal for my first picture book, published by the wonderful Tiny Owl, 'Rock and Roll'.  It is released in the UK in September 2021 and in America in February 2022. 'Rock and Roll' tells the story of two boulders, both standing the test of time high up in the mountains, and has many subtle messages. The book is printed throughout with layers and layers of fossils. 

I'm looking forward to sharing more information about its story and creation with you in the summer.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Zachariah OHora II

'Goodnight, Veggies', written by Diana Murray and illustrated by Zachariah OHora, a gentle story of tired vegetables, but what have they been doing to get so tired? This book has wonderful vibrant, fun illustrations, and lovely words from poet Diana Murray. I will definitely adding this one to my collection it is absolutely charming. 

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Zachariah OHora I

'Niblet & Ralph' by Zachariah OHora (Thank you Joy Chu).  Zachariah O'hora's illustrations are bold, colourful and full of humour. 

This story is about two mirror image cats who love waving at each other, one day they both take the opportunity to visit each other and end up accidentally in each other's houses, confusing their owners. How will they get back home to their favourite things?


Thursday, 29 April 2021

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A Crocodile at Large!


A chance discovery of an odd paragraph in an old paper and we have a story . . . of an escaped crocodile on the run for four days from Arbroath caravan park, trying to make his way down a drain, to a burn where the fisherwomen washed their laundry. 

As a teenager, I grew up in Norfolk, England and the area was full of caravan parks where, as I came of age, I worked in the clubs and pubs, making cocktails and many other less glamourous tasks, so caravans and caravan parks still hold a nostalgic fascination. 

The image above somehow has a disaster movie feel about it as they stagger away arm in arm after a giant crocodile has sat on their caravan.