Saturday, 20 March 2010

Hotel of the Year - Winner 2005-2006

Nearly all if the hotels on the seafront in Blackpool seem to advertise themselves as 'Hotel of the Year' regardless of the year they won the award. This is a later example of 2005-2006, but i did spot one advertising its achievements in 1998-1999!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

handwritten type experiments

I was researching artist Bob and Roberta Smith and then i found this 100 years of the London underground roundel logo. I particularly like James Ireland's design.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


I love life drawing, but sometimes i just lose concentration. This week i drew my friend Gary instead, it was much more fun!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Fun FaiP

I have been doing lots of drawings using my new posca pens to colour them. This drawing was so detailed the poscas were too fat to fill the gaps, so i reverted to using my old favourite gouache, and a very very thin brush indeed.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Some weekend inspiration...

My lovely boyfriend bought me a great book for Christmas called 'Type. A Visual History of Typefaces & Graphic Styles, 1628-1900' Not only is the book fascinating, right at the back hidden away was a key card giving me access to the full archive of research used to make the book, AND most of the images are available for high resolution download! I have been looking through them to find inspiration for a series of guidebooks i am working on, maybe I am a type geek, but I thought these images were particularly beautiful.

Monday, 8 March 2010

North Pier, Blackpool

This drawing has taken me days as i have been suffering from some sort of flu Illness. Feeling a bit better now, but this drawing is still not finished! i think i need a couple of days away from it to decide what to do next.