Victories @vividmanchester Tourism and Leisure campaign of the Year #northernmarketingawards @monotonemorris @alicerosewo

Victories @vividmanchester Tourism and Leisure campaign of the Year #northernmarketingawards @monotonemorris @alicerosewo

#northernmarketingawards got the velvet suit on! @alicerosewo @monotonemorris

#northernmarketingawards got the velvet suit on! @alicerosewo @monotonemorris

So I had a fun weekend launching my book Colin the Cloud with author Clare Nasir at the Science Museum, we had a great crowd and some crazy kids screaming along with us. We had a little drawing session prior to the reading, and the children seemed to really enjoy it. I had a few come up to after and asked me about their drawings and stuff which was cool! And we managed to sell out of all the books we took down!

But this week it was back to normality (well…), and back into work. However! The guys at Vivid had been banging on at me to bring my tortoise Gary in…so yesterday I did! I don’t think I’ve ever felt more of a weirdo than I did on a busy sardine packed train with a tortoise and people staring at me! But it was all fun in the end everyone was pleased to meet Gaz and he had free roam of the studio plus the lovely Abi visits us on Wednesday - so Gary made a new friend and we all sat down together and read through Colin!

You can’t buy Gary, but you can buy Colin righttttttt here!

And there’s another launch tonight at Waterstones in Wilmslow, theres drinks (fruit shoots) and canapés (lunchables), check their twitter for more information.

You can also read more about Abi and her adventures here

Very please to find out I’ve won this years @c21chitchat Spotted Award.  http://www.c-21.co.uk/blog/2014/09/the-2014-spotted-award-winner-is/ #graphicdesign #awards

Very please to find out I’ve won this years @c21chitchat Spotted Award. http://www.c-21.co.uk/blog/2014/09/the-2014-spotted-award-winner-is/ #graphicdesign #awards

Friday Banana says hello to everyone around the world #eatyofruit #bananas #typography #type #banana #design #illustration

#10secondtype worked up from last nights manic inky splats @tsyno_

#10secondtype worked up from last nights manic inky splats @tsyno_

@tsyno_ is collecting type made in 10 seconds join in! I’ve gone all inky….I might have to wait more than 10 seconds for it to dry but I’ll digitise it soon as @tashwillcocks #10secondtypeface #typography

@tsyno_ is collecting type made in 10 seconds join in! I’ve gone all inky….I might have to wait more than 10 seconds for it to dry but I’ll digitise it soon as @tashwillcocks #10secondtypeface #typography

#typebrut #typography

#typebrut #typography

EXCLUSIVE OFFER! FREE trip to the Costa Del! If you’re industry why not enjoy this all inclusive trip with stunning views, free booze and friendly locals! This offer is available for a limited time only so come down this THURSDAY from 6pm! Visit www.costadelsalford.co.uk to find out more.
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And all my fam, friends and everyone else can also enjoy this offer on FRIDAY so come on down!

*beaches my vary, suntans aren’t guaranteed

EXCLUSIVE OFFER! FREE trip to the Costa Del! If you’re industry why not enjoy this all inclusive trip with stunning views, free booze and friendly locals! This offer is available for a limited time only so come down this THURSDAY from 6pm! Visit www.costadelsalford.co.uk to find out more.
#costadelsalford

And all my fam, friends and everyone else can also enjoy this offer on FRIDAY so come on down!

*beaches my vary, suntans aren’t guaranteed

This is my botched attempt at making it into a hardback…total massive fail…this is were I went massively wrong and the whole project went down the pan…I got all my pages ready…I had a couple of illustrations left to do…but I needed to write up all the content so I went back and did all my research which took flipping ages…a lot longer than I’d expected…so I was massively behind…which is when time started running out so I either had the choice to take what I had get it all printed and and make it into a brilliant little hardback book…or I could carry on with the spreads and finish those off…I chose the bastard book…it started out ok I got all the bits and bobs from Ratchfords in stockport - a guy called mike there was amazing with me he gave me a grand tour of their massive warehouse, introduced me to all the staff then grabbed a price list and walked round with me helping me pick stuff out so I left all confident like this was going to be the best book ever…I’ve got all the gear I’ve made a book binding buddy I can’t lose………………..I lost, started off from when I picked up the pages which weren’t not what I was expecting, I’d asked for extra sets but only got one so it was all or nothing…it started off great all my coptic stitches were neat and tidy I cut the grey board and clothes that pretty well…then I stuck the thing in and I quickly realised the paper and glue reacted badly together and I cut my boards wrong…so I just ended up with a complete mess and I couldn’t even hide it in a dust cover because I’d made a poor choice of paper for that and it that looked and felt rubbish…so complete massive mistake…which has highlighted how badly I’ve done on this project.

I’m not letting this defeat me though…I’ve got all the gear know and one day I’ll be dangerous at making books!

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