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  • Nexmap book hack

    I recently had the absolute pleasure of taking part in a daylong book-hack (a boohackathon?). It was hosted by Nexmap, a San Francisco based arts-tech company who are currently developing a series…

  • Journaling

    I’m writing a presentation about “journaling” for a class of high-school students. Here are a list of reasons why I keep journals: to remember things to sketch an idea to make thoughts…

  • Book binding with circuits

    Binding the book was no easy task. Originally, I had planned to bind using coptic technique which I had learned from one of the studio technicians when studying at Leeds College of…

  • Craft Connects

    I am working on the Craft Connects residency in a library in Hampshire. The residency is all about connecting communities through craft, and I have been based at Farnborough Library (a colourful,…

  • Pop-up-delux-extravaganza-eat-your-heart-out.

    Shortly, these little beauts, along with about 20 more, will be stitched into a pop-up-reference book (categorised into 4 types of folds: counter, parallel, V, and shape). I’ll use them to make…

  • *Foundation folds in wolves and woods

    I’ve been making some pop-up prototypes. Pop-up engineering has the perfect clever-brain to maker-brain ratio (CB:MB), and it’s illustrating stories with paper, which adds a whole other dimension into the big-amazing-paper-pop-up-pot. Thus…

  • C R A F T P H O R I A

    I’m back from Indian adventures! and thought what could be a good way to catch-up with some wonderfully talented friends, whilst sharing some of the creative inspiration I gathered in India?  Why…

  • Folk in Krakow

    I recently attended the International Illustration Research Symposium in Krakow. The symposium is in it’s third year and the focus this time was The Function of Folk (the first year was all…

  • Spoon-Fed

    This months Spoon-Fed (a wonderful Bristol based micro-funding event) was full of creative ideas, and inventive ways of communicating those creative ideas. The night goes something like this: we all pay a fiver and get some…

  • Experiments in shadow

    Last week I made some shadow books. They kind of work as a little tiny hand-held miniature shadow screens. I like. They are quite funny -a bit like those flip-books you get where…

  • Sketchbook Project 2012

    So I have sent my sketchbook out the Brooklyn Art Library. How exciting! Here is a little animated gif of the entire sketchbook (view post to see it). It is a whistle stop tour…

  • The Sketchbook Project

    I have decided to take part in The Sketchbook Project this year. I think it’ll be fun, and really interesting to see what kind of drawings emerge. This weekend I re-bound the…