Monday, 28 February 2011

Cassini Club t-shirt, up on Etsy

I recently designed Cassini Club's first t-shirt, and first piece of merchandise.

You can get yours here.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Rob Ryan at Leeds College of Art

So I spent the last day of my half term as well as I possibly could - after a very long train journey I found myself in Leeds waiting to see Rob Ryan do a short 'informal talk' (I can't really call it a lecture) about his work.

The talk was more chatty and relaxed than I expected, and I enjoyed every minute. I learned many things about Rob and his work, and found him to be a really down to earth guy. They say you should never meet your heroes, but I'm really glad I met this one.

After his talk the questions came and I found it hard to think of one due to the detail he went in to, but nevertheless I plucked up the courage to ask if he had any tips for me with respects to the children's book I have been asked to illustrate, and he gave me some very valuable information.

I managed to get my book, 'This Is For You' signed by him at the end which made my day, and then went to counteract my nerdiness by visiting the Spice Girls exhibition on at Leeds Museum - I can not believe how infatuated I was by those girls when I was younger...

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

New Rob Ryan screen print, in aid of Haiti

Taken from Rob Ryan's blog:

As you all know, just over a year ago on 12th January 2010 Haiti was hit by a catastrophic earthquake and 13 months later, the country is still in need of so much help. To try and do my bit to raise some money, I’ve designed and printed a brand new limited edition screenprint which will be sold on Etsy and in my shop, Ryantown on Columbia Road. The price will be £200 and with Paypal and Etsy fees from the online sales subtracted, this leaves at least £186 going straight to the Haiti causeper print sold. If we can sell the whole edition of 200 of these, we could raise over £37,000.
The print reads: ‘We are all part of each other and this is my promise, I won’t pass you by and I won’t ignore you and look the other way but I’ll help you build your nest again. This is my promise’

Prints will be available to buy from
Etsy on Friday and Ryantown on Saturday.