With the excitement of reaching the first six months in my first home, I decided to create some new artwork to mark the occasion.
I was asked by an old school friend to produce some artwork for an online podcast he's been working on. Naturally I agreed, allowing me the chance to get back into digital illustration, drawing some of the interesting architecture that the town of Ipswich in Suffolk, has to offer. The podcast beautifully produced and edited by Caleb Howgego can be found at https://archive.org/details/IpswichHistoryPodcastEpisode1BasilBrown
I wanted a new desktop calendar for my home but struggled to find one that I liked. I came across this one and liked everything about it... except for the illustrations. The more I stood looking at it, the more I could picture my own artwork in place of what existed and so bought it and provided myself with the wonderful project of making it my own!
No Christmas is complete without Christmas cards and this year I wanted to make sure that all the ones I sent out were handmade. It was a joy to explore different styles of similar design ideas in a fun, quirky way.
I wanted to make my own Christmas baubles for my very first Christmas tree and in a Scandi style to match the rest of my interior. Here, I cut out lots of individual triangles from felt and stuck them round each of the polystyrene balls that id bought. It was very rewarding to see them on the tree afew weeks later!
I moved into my first home September 2017 and had the blank canvas of a two bedroom house to have fun with the interior design of! A dream come true, two weeks before my 30th birthday. I chose a Scandi theme throughout keeping to the colours of yellow, grey and white with bits of copper colour thrown in for good measure. Its been such a fun project to make this house into a home.
A trip to London gave me a wonderful chance to revisit the beautiful architectural design that the capital is brimming with!
A new alphabet poster! This beautiful typeface with its unique quirks is by a Danish design agency who designed it for the biggest Scandinavian railway network. They have used it on the trains and for the railways wayfinding. They have also produced a logo to go with it. I wanted to have a go at reproducing it for a new addition to my room, with a contemporary colour scheme to go with it.