Friday, 20 September 2013

How to Sound Really Clever - Book launch!

Last night I was in the hallowed corridors of Bloomsbury publishing with Hubert van den Bergh the author, to celebrate the publication of his book that I've illustrated.

It's in the shops now - the perfect Christmas present for anyone who wants to augment their vocabulary or just learn more about the English language.

 Here is the cover, and below are 3 images illustrating different words within the book:




Friday, 13 September 2013

The Eden Project

This week I have been doing something called 'Visual Minutes' which is a way of recording what happens at meetings, in an inspiring and memorable way.

I was working for:

It is performed 'live' so it gives people something entertaining to watch if their mind wanders or if they want immediate recall of what's been going on.

These were done on a 3 day conference at the Eden Project down in Cornwall, I worked alongside Marcel O'Leary.

We had a lot of fun recording and talking to all the people who had come from all over the country to develop community projects linked to The Big Lunch.

The Big Lunch is an annual event to encourage neighbours to have lunch together on one day in June.

The gathering encouraged innovation and different ways of coming up with ideas, as well as using the 'open space' forum to explore people's interests.
These people had crept under the table to have a conversation !

One of the speakers who really stood out was Chris Hines from 'Surfers Against Sewage'. He really inspired people by saying that what individuals do really CAN make a difference, but it's important to collaborate and get the right support. As a result our coasts are that much cleaner now!