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Friday 2 August 2013

New client, new posters.

I've just completed a series of 6 posters for my new client, Cabana Restaurants. I'm designing their first cookbook and so they commissioned me to do these posters for their restaurants. The style will tie in with the book design, taking it's influence from the Lambe Lambe Brasilian street posters as well as illustrations (also by me) influenced by the Brasilian Cordel style. The posters will be up in the restaurants next week!

Also... as it's been FAR too long since my last post, watch this space for lots of projects that I've been working on.

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Leon 4 is coming...

Here's the cover of the latest Leon Cookbook - Family & Friends... and here's my favourite picture by Georgia Glynn Smith that appears in the book..

It's out in two weeks time! Order it here on Amazon..

Monday 16 April 2012

Leon clubs, kids, curries and cookbook

It's been a hugely busy few months since I posted in December. I've designed 3 books and started 2 more. I'm on the verge of finishing the next Leon Cookbook and whilst I've been working on that, have done some other work for Leon. Here's a taster:

A Leon Kids poster - only to be seen at Bluewater and here..

A logo for their new Moroccan Curries:
And a club sticker to go on Club boxes/wraps...

These are in addition to a whole new set of menus boards:

Oh and their 304 page cookbook (coming soon)...

Here is my review of Eat London, as posted on Amazon...

I love this book. It's going to be one of those books that I'll want to follow me everywhere. It's covers Peter Prescott and Terence Conrans choices of cafes, bars, restaurants, butchers, delis (basically anywhere interesting to get food) in (mostly Central) London. They say at the beginning that it's their subjective opinions and choices, but given their pedigree in the business, you trust their guidance.

The book is beautifully designed and guides you through each area of London reviewing the restaurants (and other food related places) in varying lengths. The beautiful photographs give you more than just images of the food, they also capture the atmosphere of the restaurant or a tiny detail that make you want to explore more.

But the thing that makes this book stand out for me is the recipes that pepper the book from some of the selected restaurants/ chefs, giving you a little take-home before you've even been. The question is where do i keep it? By my bedside to dip in and out, on the coffee table to use as reference, in my bag to read on the tube, in the kitchen with my other recipe books or most likely between all four.

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Leon posters

It's a busy time at Leon, bringing out vouchers, bringing back soup and proving you can get a meal for less than a fiver.

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Not to Worry Dolls

I had a good time making my latest entries into our OTW Collective exhibition (December 4th-18th). They are my 'Not to Worry' Dolls, 9 available, all at £60.

Monday 7 November 2011

Leon designs in situ

We went to Leon in Bankside a couple of times recently, which gave me the opportunity to photograph some of my designs for them, in action!

Menu boards