This is me ...

As an artist I enjoy pushing the limits of typography (letterforms, text). I enjoy experimenting with its legibility and therefore its meaning through manipulating its shape and form. I am fascinated with the purity of its original form, the assumption of meaning, and the deconstruction of that form and meaning to produce a visually stimulating and gripping image. I layer digital and vintage imagery (old manuscripts) to create a typographic collage. 

 

I also have a passion for information graphics, where instead of deconstructing and layering image and text I enjoy the elegant structure that stats and figures can be transformed into, especially when incorporated with vector graphics and hand drawn illustrations.

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My background in fine art shows itself throughout most of my design work and vice-versa. Typography and design has a strong influence in the fine art side of me. I create paintings that I initially design digitally and then translate onto canvas with brush and paint. I have an interest in the traditional craftsmanship of handmade books and boxes. Using genuine leather, custom dies for embossing, high quality paper and designed content, I hand stitch, build and design custom books from the inside out, turning them into works of art that you can touch, hold and enjoy.

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