Wired Logo

Wired magazine recently got in touch to work on a logo treatment for their UK edition. I wanted to use a tactile approach and decided to use a collection of beads to make the letterforms. The collection was found in a charity shop, left in a cardboard box by the previous owner. I have included a process shot below.


Technology Addicts

An illustration from a commission that looked at political advertising in the UK. I really enjoyed drawing this huge queue of tech addicts. The colour scheme is based on various political parties


Rubber

Another piece for The Atlantic’s Wordplay column, which was written by the senior editor Sophie Gilbert. This month’s article looked at the differences between British and American English. In the USA a rubber means condom, whilst it is the common word for an eraser in the UK.


The Financial Times

A series of diagrams created for a special report in The Financial Times. The article looked at the future of water and focused on different solutions to help in a water shortage. The inventions are still in development and l wanted to convey this by using a sketch style and handwritten annotations.



Wordplay

I have a strong interest in etymology and l was really pleased when The Atlantic got in contact to work on their Wordplay feature. The article was about Lexicographer Jonathon Green’s slang timelines, which show the evolution of slang. The final design focused on different words for sex, which were hand-drawn onto a pillow with fabric pens. Wap is from the 1500’s and Lash is a new slang word used in Multi-Ethnic London English.




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