August 21st, 2014 | No Comments »

I had a surprise package delivery from the UK this morning, and in the box was a complimentary copy of Design Genius by Gavin Ambrose. I was asked to contribute work to this book as well as a brief interview about craft and design. I am pleased with how much of my work is showcased, and how well I articulated my thoughts in the interview.

Design Genius

Design Genius

I was so excited to see this book in person that I could’ve jumped up and down. I hadn’t expected to receive a contributor copy, because it doesn’t often happen.

Design Genius celebrates the creative thought processes of 69 leading artists, designers, creative agencies, animators, illustrators and typographers. While highlighting key design techniques and theories, the visual curiosities presented in this book aim to engage, provoke and inspire.

Whether you are new to design, or a seasoned expert, the many layers of information provided by this book mean it has something for everyone. Readers will delight in the visual and tactile effects of a number of subtle design features, as well as the vast array of illustrations on display. In-depth discussions with the creatives themselves as well as more practical design tips will also help you to discover the power of your own creative problem-solving skills.

Design Genius

Design Genius

Design Genius

Design Genius will be published by Bloomsbury Books in October 2014.

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August 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

These are two more of the recent works combining paper cut and drawing. The two previously shared pieces are circles, but I also wanted to play around with other shapes like these triangles.

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Untitled

As with the others, these are about 5″ x 5″ on 8.5″ x 11″ black card stock using silver gel pen. The work is created freehand from start to finish. I decided to cover the entire surface of the triangle with the doodle of circles and it looks pretty intense (and shiny!)

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These will also be part of the show I’m having in the fall at Kafka. I still have plenty of work to do but things are getting closer to the end.

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August 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

After the recent paper cut commissioned letter C, and feedback from my newsletter subscribers, I’ve decided to offer paper cut letters made to order from my Etsy shop.

Custom paper cut letters

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These are samples I’ve created for the listing using my first initial and a big B for Boris. The letters can be custom made in any colour combination of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock, from eye-blasting colours to black & white.

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Custom paper cut letters-4

Visit the made to order paper cut letters listing in my Etsy shop for more details.

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