Sunday, March 13, 2016

Press awards & Bloomberg Markets

Well, after nearly 3 months of living out of cardboard boxes and suitcases, and more than a year of living in transition, I've finally moved into a new house. Renting in London is tough, but buying a home in London has to be one of the most stressful and ridiculous things I've ever gone through. If I never see another fucking estate agent for as long as I live, it'll be too soon.

Meanwhile, stuff has been going on, so here are a couple of new things. First off, I'm pleased to say the Save the children project has been shortlisted for a digital innovation award at the British Press Awards, for the mobile feature in the telegraph. big thanks to the telegraph, save the children, the staff at civico zero and everyone else involved.

Also, here's something new for Bloomberg Markets, a double page spread and some animation for a piece about the current state of anxiety in european banking.

Also, a vole in a french horn, for stewart lee in the observer sometime a few weeks ago.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

2 videos

2 short animations which accompany the Save The Children refugee project.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Save The Children

A new project that's kept me very busy for the last couple of weeks. Save The Children sent me to Rome to a place called Civico Zero - a centre for unaccompanied refugee children which is seeing a huge influx of kids arriving from many different countries - to conduct some interviews, and asked me to make a series of illustrations based on the stories we heard. It was an eye-opening experience, and I've made quite a lot of work around the stories, I will post some of it over the course of the next week or so. The Telegraph are running a feature on this project today - here are a couple of shots from the mobile version, which looks great.

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Some new work up on Backchannel on for a great article about the uber / lyft / taxi situation in san francisco.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015


Both of these are in the Observer illustrating Stewart Lee's articles, which are consistently amazing. One came out last week, the other the week prior to that.

Friday, September 18, 2015

new site is up

after a giant hiatus (mostly involving the renting, buying and selling of various homes), is back online. there is a lot of new stuff, go take a look. the site is super-sized at the moment, and it's still a little rough round the edges, but it will get ironed out over the next few days.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


image for a feature about the family involved in the boston trials for the usa edition of newsweek.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014


about 10 years late to do this, but i'm on instagram now. you can find me at i'm putting a bunch of stuff up there slowly, work in progress, sketchbook stuff and photos of things i like.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

tower of london, part 1

details from something that's been keeping me busy for the best part of a year, an ongoing project for the Tower of London, parts of which are starting to go on display now. the images are in the various prison areas of the Tower as part of the permanent display - most of them are printed on large panels in the Bloody Tower, and are based around the story of the two princes whose bones were found nearby. i'm working on several other stories based in other parts of the Tower, and alongside the illustrated elements i'm also working on audio, video and animation as well, and i'm nowhere near finished yet, so there will be more of this still to come.

Friday, April 11, 2014

le monde

something else that's just turned up in the post, a couple of new pieces for le monde, this is also out now.

Friday, April 04, 2014

hohe luft & more

some more stuff turned up in the post the other day. an illustration in the current issue of hohe luft magazine, the yuko vinyl has arrived from the guys over at unday, and on a similar theme, a piece for this sunday's observer, coming out in a couple of days.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


here's the sleeve for belgian band yuko's great new album, out now. you can listen to the album over at will post a few more pics of this when i get a copy.

Saturday, March 15, 2014


some recent editorials, Ravel Morrison for the new issue of Eight by Eight, Robert Gates and his anger issues for a recent issue of the New Republic, a page from the printed version of Lamono, and a selection of stuff from my weekly illustrations in the Observer.

Friday, January 03, 2014

lovers / haters

the new issue of lamono magazine has my work on the cover and features a pretty big interview with me, alongside the amazing ishod wair, ricky powell, ted pushinsky and many others. big thanks to eva, antonella and all at lamono.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 02, 2013


starting work on a new project for the tower of london, here are some details and work in progress  from that, alongside details and elements from a few other recent jobs. the angela merkel portrait appeared on the front cover of internazionale recently, in a slightly different variation.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


detail from a much larger image about football, corruption and qatar, editorial piece for a new magazine. more details about this soon.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

guardian masterclass

i've been invited to take part in guardian's masterclass series. the title of the event is 'what every illustrator should know', and it's taking place on sept 14 at guardian hq in london. i'll be showing some new work and talking about various aspects of life as a working illustrator, alongside adrian johnson, malika favre, mr bingo and noma bar - come along, it will be a good day. tickets and more info on the event are on the guardian site here.

Monday, July 01, 2013


here's one for stewart lee in this week's observer for an article about london, poverty, gentrification and hamburger meat.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

new site soon..

i'm rebuilding this may take me a while, so in the meantime all updates will be kept to this blog, and of course you can still contact me via big active too. launch date depends on how busy i am, but the old site is gone for now, it's time for a refresh.

Monday, May 06, 2013

new work

here's a bunch of new stuff, some work in progress, some sketchbook bits, and some experiments and leftovers from recent jobs.