I have written an article for Archivoz: International Archives Magazine about Indian matchboxes. The article discusses the visual and social significance of these objects as well as my personal journey through collecting, archiving and digitising over 750 labels.
Last week I led a collage and cyanotype printing workshop alongside members of the British Library imaging team for BL Qatar Project staff.
Using examples from the British Library archive, this workshop explored the vernacular of the cyanotype technique and connected it to the history of invention, photography, image reproduction and information distribution. We printed digital negatives on acetate sheets using visual material from the British Library collection, which included historical photographs, illustrations, maps, diagrams, typography, patterns and textures. Participants cut up this material to create collages that were then placed on top of paper coated with light-sensitive chemicals and exposed in sunlight.
I am delighted to have my gramophone illustration included among the finalists of the 2018 Hiii Illustration awards. There will be an exhibition in Nanjing, China of all the winning entries in December 2019 and a book published in spring next year.
What an ace weekend! The All You Can Eat exhibition with Hero of Switzerland illustration collective at Walthamstow Village Window Gallery has been so well received and the space looks fantastic with some top work. Below are some photos from the private view and the first few days of the exhibition. The show continues and the shop will reopen for business on 29-30th June and again on 6th-7th July. Do check out the work of all the artists involved.
Looking forward to exhibiting some new food themed art with the Hero of Switzerland illustration collective in Walthamstow Village later this month. The private view is on Friday 21st June. Come along for prints, pizza and popcorn! More detail below…
I am very excited to have one of my collages from Death Landscapes III featured in Bonk! Magazine #3.2 – The Lines issue. Bonk! Magazine is an experimental print publication that showcases the work of writers and artists. It is also an exploration of the possibilities of print and design as mediums. They publish text, images, and design loosely organised around a single theme. This magazine, along with previous issues can be purchased via their website.
Sometime in late 2006 I bought a Moleskine journal and a small selection of Tombow pens from a store on Tottenham Court Road in London. Nearly ten years later I rediscovered these supplies at the back of a drawer in my Bangalore studio and felt bad I had never used them – there and then I started working, and from the first few quick and spontaneous drawings this series took shape.