Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Gluerooms is bbbbbbbback!

Way back, in the age old time of yore when I was still single, youthful, took way way too many drugs on week nights and lived in a shared household of like minded 'artistic' types, I, along with friends and founder Mic Shaw, helped run The Gluerooms, an experimental noise and art and weird stuff night. It was constantly hilarious, occasionally painful, but always £3 on the door and £2.99 if you was a student. 

Well, times moved on, the pub we did it in turned into a shit version of a good pub (ok, that's a bit harsh, its not too bad really) and it became clear it wouldn't work there any more. We grew up, ish, went off to do other things and... blah blah blah BUT NOW WE'RE BACK!

Anyhow, this is important, as the whole reason I do what I do in what I laughably call 'my career', is down to The Gluerooms. When I left my fine art course at Goldsmiths, I hated art. Well, I hated their idea of it, and kind of still do. So I didn't do anything vaguely creative with my hands (though that depends on who you ask fnar fnar... sorry) for several years, till Mic asked me If I'd like to do the posters. So I did... and here I am. 

So of course, I'm doing them again.

Who couldn't love an anteater in fucking jumper for gods sake? you'd have to be dead or something.

Monday, 8 November 2010

No feline offence intended...

Things what I've been told....

More illustrations for the forthcoming book "MARG? MARG!"

('scuse shitty res. I'm doing this rather quickly because of time constraints!)

Apiary Studios

The kind and lovely folk of the new Apiary Studio's on Hackney Road are really rather wonderful. I helped them out with some business card and website illustrations and designed a font for them too a few months ago, for them to use as they wished! In return I have a desk, the wonderful chats of an old friend and am planning an exhibition... ssshhhhhh. more about that later. 

Where to start...

Losing a parent it turns out, is unsuprisingly horrific. 
Hence the lack of any work for a while. 
But, life, rather cruelly it seems at times, goes on. 

Somehow I managed to make my Dad's funeral order of service. 
He was a member of the William Morris Society, and a lover of all things Pre-Raphelite, and art in general. As a trained engineering draftsman, he's where I get any modicum of talent from, and I owe it all to him and my mum's encouragement for me being in the position of being able (occasionally!) to make a living from making drawings. This image was taken from a Morris wallpaper sample, something I think he'd be quite pleased about. He always wanted to know what I was working on. This one was just for him. 

Friday, 17 September 2010

The Thread Papers Journal

New editorial drawing for the Thread Papers Journal, a wonderful new publication centring on female led writing, fashion and photography, and some pertinent articles. I'm not sure where its available form yet, but i got my copy yesterday and it is the bloody bomb! or something. erm...

Monday, 23 August 2010

One has been rather busy

I'm taking advantage here of my incredible intermittent internet connection to show some new stuff. Virgin Fucking Media have told me basically I don't really have internet connection   till 7th Sept. So I have told them I shan't be paying for it. ANYWAY, THAT'S ANOTHER STORY and unrelated to what's been going on...

I did this for the beautiful songstress, for her to use as she see's fit...

I've been to more festivals than I can shake a shitty stick at, and as anyone who knows me knows that I bloody LOVE a good festival, that's been a 'good' thing. Have a look at Ollie Harrop's wonderful pics of us doing our multicoloured weird stuff on what feel like a billion and one stages here 

btw chaps and chappesses,  He's got an exhibition on at ROOM gallery up in Shoreditch, London Towne on until the 29th August. Go and see it its brilliant ( I'm including myself in that, as ive yet to get off my lazy arse and go)

I have some amazing new drawings I've done for a women's journal I shall be posting soon.. Can you say your own work's amazing? I usually don't as I have cripplingly shit self esteem, but well, I'm rather pleased with these. And i hope you will be too... oh here's a hint...


and and and what else? ahhh.. I couldn't sleep so i made these.

Monday, 9 August 2010


...Is the new collaborative project of Rubbish Doll House creator and friend Rubbish Fairy and Lady Ballooon, both Berlin based artists, muses and supreme beings that are creating all sorts of crazed beauty and darkness over the other side of Europe.
Collage, art and music, Görlzwörld, will be... well, I have no idea but I cant wait to find out. A number of nights are planned for the autumn... including the one IM DJING AT! Excited? me? well.....


Passing the time away

Its actually been hard to not be in a field this summer, so the precious moments I do have when I'm not at a festival singing my little socks off ( oh its such a hard life *parp*) are taken up panicking blindly about money and then trying to make work. Here's some of my latest bits. 

These are from an ongoing little project that hopefully will end in a book! That I will publish! and you can buy! 

I've also got two more logos coming up this week.... ahh. I'm not a total lazy bum. 

Monday, 26 July 2010

oooh! ooh! OOOH!


Ive got a new website - built for me by the web wiz and dude Mark Pavey at  so please head on over and tell me what you think! 

I did a few special pics just for the front page...( though one you may recognise)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Hackney Film Festival

Did help the rather wonderful people behind the upcoming Hackney Film Festival with a little bit of new typeface. A little soft, a bit inky. Just how they like it! 

Illustration by Dylan White

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Ahhh and relax

Finally I have a break. So I dun a new Gaggle logo innit?

I also did Glastonbury with the hilarious, beautiful, inspiring and magical House of Doll girls. This year, as Im sure you're all tired of hearing... was just the best ever. Im still piecing together most of Sunday. No tent this year - Just dead air hostesses in a crashed Mexican en route to Bristol with a cargo of finest tequila. What could possibly go wrong?

Yeah, the BBC found us. Check out my emoting! 

Just getting ready for work... 

And your Intercontinental Flight 666-9 awaits, we hope you enjoy your flight...

And for some reason, I held on to this all festival. As well as half my wits. 

Pics thanks to the ever ready and hot Britt Cormack

Friday, 28 May 2010

Keep forgetting to post these...

Merch shots from my designs for us Gaggle ladies... available from ebay! get on here and check it out...

Thursday, 27 May 2010

The (massively) Brilliant and The Dark

We've had to joy, pleasure and absolute priviledge to be involved in this amazing project.... I'll leave it to Ben and Eileen from Open Music Archive to explain.

"The video takes as a starting point The Brilliant and the Dark, a cantata for women’s voices composed by Malcolm Williamson and Ursula Vaughan Williams, and first performed by 1,000 women volunteers at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969. The libretto approaches history from the Middle Ages to WWII through the eyes of women, via characters including witch-hunters, embroiderers, crusaders’ wives, plague stricken women, mourners and war workers.

Simpson and White have negotiated with music publishers Josef Weinberger for permission to use elements from the work and invited the all-women choir Gaggle to remix the music and lyrics of the original composition for a new music video. Filmed on location in The Women's Library exhibition hall, the video re-animates the 1969 performance through restaging situations – from the backstage preparations, to choreographed moments in the live event – which are documented in photographs held in the Library’s collection. The performers are seen in new costumes referencing the originals and amidst remade props.

The video is released under a copyleft license – generating a new resource available for the future."

The Brilliant and The Dark from Open Music Archive on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Oh yeah, we look like this at the moment...

Check out this shit. Shoot by Danny North from a few months back - a true artist and gentlemen. He's done himself and us all very proud!

Looking forwards, in terror

Got a new sketchbook. 6 of one, half a dozen of the other... new projects ahead and one just about finishing, these are some starting points for two exhibitions - the good and the bad side of being our beautiful gender - (Chezza's on the good side. ish) 

Thursday, 20 May 2010

That was a loooong minute

Yeah yeah, I'm BUSY!

Here's some new hair styles for y'all.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Im busy doing LOTS

Crikey O Riley! I'm currently very happily embedded in a small room in east london beavering away on a new project for Nexus Productions. Its lovely though it was very warm in there today so I HAD to eat a Cornetto just to get through... Be sure to know the fruits of my labour will be shown here as soon as I can get them up ( will be a few months yet...)

In other news, whilst that's been taking up quite a bit of time, I've still been squeezing out some new work of me own. I have a few new projects coming up - hopefully an exhibition in september and a large scale project I've wanted to work on for some time. Im also determined at some point to do my MA, though that might take a bit more thinking... oh hang on I've just realised Im on the wrong side of my computer hard drive. Pics in a minute!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

OOH oooh oooh oooh LOOOOOOK

I have a new website/online portfolio thing... Its still being updated and built but you can see the first fruition of it here


Thursday, 25 March 2010

Two amazing things

1. The 7" inch Gaggle single, because Im on it, in it and drew it and although its probably boring you now, its not me, so there. This is on the left.

2. This is genius, in the most truest, complete beautiful hilarious sense of the world. Brought to us mere puny humans by Rob Matthews and Tom Edwards, and published by the ever amazing and thoroughly decent bloke plus a lady people of It's Nice That, it is not to be recommended to be read on trains, for the likelihood of an Adam and Joe style comic outburst of laughter. This is on the right.

This is all.

btw, my sleeping tablets have just kicked in, hence the facial expression. and the picture in reverse. solz.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Prangsta Press

Here's some press for you! With my little illustrative adornments and GCSE level graphic design layout. I don't think anyone has too much to fear in the graphic design world from me....

BUT STILL! Check out Prangsta for fancy dress... it truly is a marvellously enchanting world and they are the best costumes in the world. FACT. 

Monday, 22 March 2010

A weekend of Mitchell Spinning, Inappropriate Records, 'Guart'

It had been a long week. I've been working with Champagne Valentine on some drawings for something ill be able to talk about in a few weeks... which is PRETTY DAMN BRILLIANT but I was knackered, so I needed a nice evening out 'with friends'. 
I've also stopped drinking, just to see if I can. I can. The feeling of smug satisfaction if far outweighed by boredom. I know it shouldn't be so, but it is, so until drinking gets dull, I'll start again. 

The weekend got off to a roaring start with Freaks at the George Tavern, for whom the last time I went displayed some stuff a bit further down the blog (January time.) This month saw the first kind-of showing of the collection from which the last picture posted is from - It was some photocopies, as the final piece will be one image of several heads all entwined and entangled with lots of other bits of stuff. (I don't think I've explained that too well. This, again, reinforces my fine art degree grade and why I shouldn't really keep venturing into the art world. ah, well, fuck it.) But it did look good in its naked glory on the pub wall so all isn't lost for me and impending Saatchi-endorsed superslebartstardom. 


It was also Coughlin of Gaggle's birthday. And so she got this. 

Yes, its a card of David Mitchell. She likes him and would like to be wedded to him, I believe. But wait! His head spins as well, allowing you to point his chin towards what you would like to drink next. Of course. 

I also did a spot of dj-ing that evening, with the magnificent beast that is Toby Woby, whose record collection is multi-faceted, many layered and unfathomably large and amazing. It's also got this in

which is frankly, terrifying. 

The rest of the weekend proceeded quite nicely I went to the Tate to see the Arshille Gorky exhibition, which was great. Dave then 'left' some copies of his excellent and free new comic Tiny Dancing in the book shop, in an act of guerilla art, or as it shall henceforth be known, Guart. 

Ahh a new week. New work. 

Saturday, 20 March 2010

House of Doll made me do it

One of many, more to follow. See here for more info

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Oh, go on then

Ok, felt bad about showing a bit of a picture and not finishing everything else so here's Tel in all his glory. The colouring is shit but I was in a hurry.... i never use colour that's why.....

Hoist by my own scanner

This is the corner of a massive drawing I'm trying and miserably failing to scan in. So it may just appear in bits....

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Paris Paris, love to love...

This blog is rapidly turning into a festival of other people stuff I like, which is thinly veiling the fact I haven't got any of my own new work to put up as it's rather in progress... but it is coming on! I've got some pretty spesh collaborative plans and a half drawn epic wall thingy too, PROMISE.

That said, here's a few pictures to tempt you from the latest Sessun window displays by Carolina Melis which I again worked with to create. Sadly the weather was not as great as last time, but we got to Paris, Marseilles and Aix-en-Provence which was all rather wonderful!

Doesn't she look lovely. 

We also met a great photographer in Paris, Clement Jolin through fortunate twists and turns of fate, who helped to capture the new displays wonderfully... I hope to show you his pictures soon. Clement is an Aix native as well, and followed us down from Paris... and showed us this.

I've got my Provence rosemary twig from this very spot sitting next to me on my desk as I write... ahhhhhh.