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Featuring Anita's design work and Cooper Family products. You can also follow Anita on Twitter @neeneelou

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

New Cooper Family Notebooks: Stuff And Nonsense

I've designed a new Cooper Family notebook available to order now! They are A6 and use 100% recycled paper. Orders can be made here. £3 each (plus p+p - see rates below).

And here's the back of the notebook:

Quantity/postage rates

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

This is the Christmas Card I designed for my printers this year. Instant Print West One.

Painting a chair for Leon...

I'm going to be painting a chair for the new Leon in Old Compton Street (opening February 2011)... along with some other artists... Then we will have our photos taken with our chairs in January, which will go on the wall in the restaurant, near the chair... Can't wait! I'll keep the blog updated of my progress... chair arrives on Monday.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Tis the season

Christmas at Leon.. I've designed some flyers/menus to promote having your Christmas Party at Leon.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

New exhibition

Sunday saw the opening of our second exhibition (with the On The Wall Collective), creating pictures on the theme of Love, Peace, Happiness. I made 4 pictures:

Peacock and Peacock Too (one painted, one fabric) £60 each

Code Love (£60) SOLD

War and Peas £60 SOLD

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Two new restaurants - two new logos

I created these two logos for two new ventures from Club Gascon. Cigalon is a french restaurant, opened in October 2010 in Chancery Lane and Baranis is under Cigalon... a 50's French Riviera bar/ restaurant with it's own Petanque pitch!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Pants on show

Our exhibition opened yesterday at the Emporium in Muswell Hill and hundreds of people came through the door to see the 25 pictures with the 'pants' inspired theme. Here are my 3 entries (a 3D textile piece, a painted alphabet and a limited edition print). Lots were sold yesterday, but see in the next few days for details on how to buy them.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

New Show!

I've teamed up with 3 fellow artists / designers to form 'On the Wall". We are going to exhibit themed, original and affordable art every two months, starting with our d├ębut exhibition around the theme of... pants. See our blog for more details:

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

It's on the shelf! At last - I'm now a proud owner of the Leon 2 cookbook. A recent review said "This book achieves the almost impossible - it's an artistic explosion design-wise, yet stuffed with insanely practical information." Available in book shops on 6th September and on Amazon now!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Just designed the background to the new Mooli's site.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

One of many simple posters to promote Mooli's restaurant in Frith Street.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Up up up and away...

Some new balloon designs for Leon... starting in Bluewater Leon soon....

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Yesterday was the inaugural Leon Pie Fest in the London Fields, Hackney... 22 pies, 4 trestle tables, a two man band, a film crew, wine, Leon lemonade, sunshine... a perfect day.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Two things found in the kitchen where we were staying on holiday. The Horse radish powder claimed it could be kept for many years... looks at least 30 years old..

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

LEON Cookbook pre-order now!

The Leon Cookbook that I spent most of 5 months working on late last year is available for pre-ordering on Amazon. You can also look inside the book and see 4 whole spreads.. check it out for a bit of early Christmas shopping planning perhaps?

Monday, 21 June 2010


The Cooper Family - aka Sign Painters.. working through to the early hours on the 3 x 2m sign for the school summer fair barbeque stand.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

And here it is - installed...

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Here's a mock up of the new window vinyls for Emporium to promote their new workshop space...

Thursday, 27 May 2010

You can now buy our Cooper Family notebooks (as featured below) on Folksy. If you put us as a favourite on Folksy, we'll get a greater presence... go on!

Thursday, 20 May 2010


We've just started making vintage tea card pictures. Leave a comment if you are interested in buying one. We've got dinosaurs, planes, trains, cars, wildlife, sea life, people etc. These two samples are entitled: 'Sea to sky' and 'things that fly'.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

When is a blog not a blog? When it's a portfolio. OK, not very talented in the jokes department, but herewith forthwith is a mini showcase of some of the work by the Cooper Family (mainly Anita's at the moment). Please browse through all the posts in May and you'll get a taster of what I do...Thank you for looking. Ax

Monday, 17 May 2010


More Leon work... the one at the top was my lovely Mum in the 60's.


Vintage and vintage inspired fabrics to make up letters.

Frank letters made for 'Frank' in Whitstable.

Pedlars letters made for 'Pedlars' shop in Notting Hill.

'May the force be with you' commissioned for a bedroom wall.

Cooper Family Notebooks: So Much to do, so little time (A5), Ration Book (A6), Notes Book (A6). Available to buy from Liberty, Regent Street, London and Emporium Fancy Goods, Fortis Green, London - and direct from The Cooper Family.


Designed logo and website 'look' for The Family Cake Company.


Designed complete logo ID for Eataly in Kingsway, next to Holborn tube. Fantastic, authentic italian food. Lovely atmosphere too..