Here’s a vegetable garden planting and sowing calendar I’ve been working on, including harvest time. It is adjusted to the Danish climate.
A new anthology of short stories by Ian Sales coming soon, called Dreams of the Space Age.
I have designed some greetings card for Card Isle, an new American card company based in Virginia. Here’s a selection of my Christmas ones:
Work in progress….. a counting book for 2-6 year olds. Counting by numsters
My entry for the US Composting Council‘s International Compost Awareness Week poster contest.
I did a couple of illustrations for the lovely people at Holdfast Magazine.
“Holdfast is a free, quarterly, speculative fiction magazine that explores all things fantastic.”
This is my entry for the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 competition which is for the London Transport Museum, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI). This year the theme is London Stories.
I designed a poster for a new company called Sustainagraphics. Check out their website, they are for sale there, along with other posters on the same theme of sustainability.
The third book in the Apollo Quartet series by Ian Sales at Whippleshield Books will be out soon, Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above. I designed the cover, as well being responsible for the second in the series, The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself.
I teamed up with Clotilde Imbert, a French urban planner and we put together a proposal for a competition for a masterplan of the surrounding community around the proposed Hillerød Syd train station and new hospital, soon to be the largest in North Sjælland. This is one of those projects that combines graphics and landscape architecture.
A little booklet I put together to share my ideas on how to add simple nature-based projects in the schoolyard.
This is my entry for an ideas competition called High Line Green Infrastructure Ideas, held by the Landscape Institute, the Garden Museum and the Mayor of London.
As it’s a landscape architecture project but required strong graphics to convey the idea, I have included it here. However, I have added more information over at my landscape architecture website.
A little design challenge I finished recently acknowledging the 1st of May, which is Labour Movement Day in Denmark. The brief was to illustrate the six rights of the members of the European Union. Check them out here.
Den Danske Europabevægelse have a women and Europe network, called Netværket Kvinder & Europa and were looking for a new logo, something fresh and energetic. That also included various graphic elements for future meetings, such as an overview of the structure of the network and a placemat for brainstorming ideas.
A graphical representation of photosynthesis.
A new logo and website design for Vectorsketch, a company that produce drawings, 3D visuals and relevant documentation in Vectorworks. It is just completed and ready to go.
This is the second book in the Apollo Quartet series and I designed the cover.
From Whippleshield Books.
Whippleshield Books is a small press based in the UK which focuses exclusively on literary hard science fiction and space fiction. I designed the logo for the books and website.
Keith Sheffields’ Ockham’s Razor books are published as a kindle series, with a new book coming out every month. The first two in the series are now available on Amazon.com.
From the author’s description of the first book:
“TO CATCH A THIEF is a fast-paced and exciting space opera novel that will appeal to fans of everything from Star Wars to Firefly, from Traveller RPG to modern space operas by writers such as Iain M Banks, Ken MacLeod, David Weber, Walter Jon Williams, or Neal Asher.”
Tim Gill posted an idea on his blog as to what the full picture really was with regards to why children spend less time outdoors nowadays. Using that text, I developed an graphic to help illustrate how things have changed. Below is the text I wrote for the bottom of the graphic.
“According to a collection of 45 reports and research studies put together by Cheryl Charles and Richard Louv called “Children’s Nature Deficit: What We Know – and Don’t Know” in 2009, children today spend increased time with media and multiple forms of media and their participation in outdoor activities has declined.
One report suggests that a generation of children is not only being raised indoors, but is being confined to even smaller spaces, as their use of space has changed from being primarily outdoors to indoors and supervised. In two decades children’s independent mobility has dramatically declined. This influences their outdoor activity and as 21% of children live within one mile of their school (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention 2006) many have very little chance to walk or cycle there by themselves, resulting in a nearly 25% drop over 30 years.
Parental constraints have always been present, but in this generation they seem to exert much greater control on children’s play. A study by Playday UK in 2008 reported that up to 50% of children between the ages of 7 and 12 were not allowed to ride a bike to their friends house, play in a local park or climb a tree without an adult present but 73% were allowed to surf the internet without an adult present.
As children spend more time indoors or in highly regulated activity, they spend less time just playing. The importance of play in children’s lives cannot be understated. Many studies have shown that play is a primary need for children and as Adrian Voce, former director of Play England, wrote in a recent article:
”…play deprivation can have profound implications for children’s health: obesity, attention deficit disorder, rickets and depression are just some of the conditions linked to the sedentary indoor lifestyles that are an inevitable consequence of children being denied access to outdoor play.”