Monday 31 March 2014

How To Keep A Secret

I recently worked on another cover illustration for Nature Journal, following a previous cover commission celebrating Alan Turing at 100. The brief was to interpret an article looking at how to successfully encrypt messages with quantum cryptography, randomness and cunning. It was quite a densely scientific text so I concocted this image that suggested the main themes with a simple composition based around a lock shape, rendered in a 'quantumy' fashion, that's a word right? Art Director Kelly Krause put together a great cover design and explains the key decisions behind it here. You can see previous work for Nature on the site here.

Friday 14 March 2014

Into The Future

I've been commissioned to work on a regular column in Focus Magazine called Into The Future by Stephen Baxter for a few months. This is the first illustration for a piece on Elysium-like space stations (beautifully designed in that film by Syd Mead) and how they might be used in the future. Very happy to be able to geek-out on my teenage sci-fi/fantasy art aspirations. You can see it larger on the site here.

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Raisin Redux

Here's a little editorial piece for an Atlanta Magazine look at the Broadway revival of the Lorraine Hansberry play A Raisin In The Sun starring Denzel Washington. It's about a 50s black family's experiences in Chicago as they attempt to move to an all white neighbourhood. I based the illustration on this great first edition cover illustration for the play.

Tuesday 11 March 2014

A Boon For The Future

Here's an illustration for San Antonio Magazine on the current Texan boom in gas and oil and it's repercussions on the area. Enjoyed working with the reduced palette on this one and really like the clean layout design.

Friday 7 March 2014

Circuit Tree

Here's a chunky editorial job for Dialogue magazine based on the concept of analysing big data. We ran with a tree/leaf metaphor to represent the information growth and gathering for the cover, spread and spot illustrations. It was all nicely put together by designer Laura Hawkins. You can see more on the site here.