June 17, 2015No Comments

The Double Rainbow

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My submission to the NZ Flag Consideration Panel, ready for posting, which I'll be delivering today. A summary of the vision and the thinking behind my design 'The Double Rainbow.'

April 3, 2015No Comments

Artist Monograph

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I've just completed an artist monograph entitled 'Ko te Korero te Kai a te Rangatira (Words are the Food of Chiefs),' a follow-up to the exhibition of the same name held at The Modern Pantry in 2012. The booklet includes artworks from this series, accompanied by an essay by Trish Stevenson, and an artist interview. The monograph was designed by me, printed and bound by Henningham Family Press. Text pages are in full colour HP indigo prints on 100gsm paper; covers foil blocked and screenprinted on Fedrigoni 290gsm paper; hand-bound and singer sewn. It comes in a limited edition of 50, artist stamped, and is available for sale on this website. Many thanks to Dave Henningham for the exquisite job he did on the binding and finishing, which includes an innovative 'blind' singer sewing technique on the spine, which sits beautifully with the short-sized, whakairo (wood carving) cover wrap. Thanks to Trish Stevenson, Karl and Kateia Burrows and Arte Toi which provided the inspiration for this series of work, and played a significant part in bringing it to completion.

May 30, 2013No Comments

The Witches Olympics

It's 'inking time' for 'The Witches Olympics;' a delightful tale conceived by Sam Vinson, and performed as a children's play at Glastonbury, now set for completion as an illustrated Children's Book. Shown here are pen and ink sketches from one spread which introduce Gingella Gallis, the object of ridicule of the other witches in the competition.

December 10, 2012No Comments

The Witches Olympics

The next project on my drawing board: "The Witches Olympics," a delightful tale conceived by Sam Vinson, and performed as a children"s play at Glastonbury. I began work on this many moons ago, creating visuals of Australia casino the characters which include the narrator "Mackintosh Mackintosh" and an assortment of Witches hailing from around the globe. Now is the time to bring it to completion!

October 30, 2012No Comments

Tihei Mauri Ora/We Are Alive

Limited Edition Screenprint Tihei Mauri Ora/We Are Alive, 2012, on display at The Modern Pantry.

October 19, 2012No Comments

Ko te Korero te Kai a te Rangatira

The poster for spielautomaten online slot machines my upcoming exhibition at The Modern Pantry.

October 2, 2012No Comments

Puritia Nga Taonga

Artwork for upcoming exhibition at The Modern Pantry which opens on Monday, 19 November. ‘Puritia Nga Taonga,’ pen & ink, 2012.

September 19, 2012No Comments

Whakataka te Hau

Just completed artwork for upcoming Modern Pantry exhibition on 19 November. "Whakataka Te Hau," pen & ink.

WORK FOR/WITH

Delete (London)
Albion (London)
Digit (London)
Mind Design (London)
R.O.S.A (Zurich)
V&A Museum

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Apostrophe
Archer Humphryes Architects
European Design Centre

Le Pain Quotidien
Vietnamese Kitchen
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BAFTA 2002
Winner interface design
D&AD 2002
Silver nomination,
interactive & digital media
BIMA 2002
Winner design & creativity
Winner Grand Prix
81st ANNUAL
ART DIRECTORS CLUB 2002
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CLIO 2002
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