Category Archives: books

Hong Kong visit

I’m in HK at the moment, for various projects, and just took part in the Symposium for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Hong Kong PolyU.Author Martha Keswick and I gave a presentation as part of the campaign for Disaster Risk … Continue reading

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River Cottage much more veg

Hugh-Fearnley-Whittingstall’s new River Cottage cookbook has just been published, illustrated by yours truly. I debuted a brand new illustration style, to keep the flavour of the illustrations I’ve done before for River Cottage, but adding a new dimension.I created a … Continue reading

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wood paper box website

The collaborative printmaking and book arts project I’ve been working on with my friends Katie Baldwin and Yoonmi Nam has finally got its own website!It chronicles our two complete projects, the titular ‘wood paper box’, our most recent endeavour ‘alabama … Continue reading

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colouring book

I recently illustrated my first colouring book pages. It was only four pages in a book that had many, but it was surprisingly complicated!There’s so much detail involved, and all the lines need to match up nicely, and it should … Continue reading

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Darjeeling book talk

A few weeks ago I went to a fascinating book talk at Omnivore books in San Francisco, about Darjeeling tea. Author Jeff Koehler spent time in the various tea gardens there and learnt about the tea, how it’s picked and … Continue reading

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Max & Mei books

Martha, who wrote the bilingual Max & Mei books I illustrated, donated some books to an orphanage in China for Half the Sky, and we were sent these photos of the kids enjoying them. They’re adorable!I’m so happy to see … Continue reading

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Laurie R. King

This week I went to Kepler’s bookstore in Menlo Park to hear one of my favourite authors Laurie R. King talk about her new Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes novel. She chatted quite informally with another crime writer, Catriona McPherson, … Continue reading

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WOM dining guide

I worked on the new WOM dining guide in HK, and I really like the glossy brightness of the cover. I created an illustration about food and drink in HK, and managed to feature all my favourite buildings.As this issue … Continue reading

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River Cottage light & easy

I illustrated Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s new cookbook, which is available now, and it’s lovely! The recipes are totally amazing, especially when you realise that they’re gluten & dairy free. My illustrations throughout the book are drawn in colour pencil, so I … Continue reading

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Design School Wisdom

I gave a quote for this book published by Chronicle Books, containing sayings and advice from a variety of designers and design teachers. My quote has been featured on the inside cover. In all my time teaching at St Martin’s, … Continue reading

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