Thursday, 4 February 2016


This is probably my last blog post for a few weeks while I take some time out to have a baby. The last few weeks and months have been hectic with Christmas markets and moving house. Finally the new place is pretty much sorted and most of the boxes have been unpacked.

In our new baby's room we've put up a print that we bought 18 months ago while on a long weekend in Berlin. We stumbled upon Yackfou shop in the Friedrichshain neighbourhood and fell in love with the sleepy, moustachioed moon right away. At only 5 euros it was impossible to walk away without it - though there was some dithering over whether we would get it home in good condition. Happy to say it made it safe and sound!

So, that's it from me for now. I'll be back again soon enough and my blog will be moving to my website. In the meantime, I'll be on Twitter.

Monday, 1 February 2016

etsy shop discount - 1 week only!!!

I'll be temporarily closing my Etsy shop in one week to take time out while I have a baby. So, FOR ONE WEEK ONLY get 15% off any purchase. Use coupon code RABBIT15 at the checkout.

Friday, 29 January 2016

2015 round up

My selection of good stuff from the world of illustration last year:

Secret 7" at Somerset House - the annual project bringing together music and art for a good cause featured hundreds of sleeve designs for 7 tracks (The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers. Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections. Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx). The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be. St Vincent – Digital Witness. Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer. The Maccabees – Go). Sleeves were displayed for a month and then auctioned anonymously for £50 each. Here are some favourites...

 David Biskup

Jack Hudson

Jean Julien

I saw this image, from a series called Games Room by Portuguese image-maker Joao Fazenda, for sale at ELCAF and fell in love with it. The colour palette is minimal but vibrant, while the image has a serenity and calm about it. It's jungle and penthouse all at once and I would like to live in that apartment! Especially with the lion! The series explores the idea of landscape as a constructed fiction - you can see the rest of the images here.

Pablo by Julie Birmant and Clement Oubrerie - a graphic biography covering Pablo Picasso's early bohemian life in Montmatre, Paris, is compellingly written and stunningly illustrated. At 342 pages it's a substantial graphic tome to get your teeth into. Aside from the beautiful artwork this sort of biography is an amazingly entertaining way of absorbing the atmosphere and events of the period, rather than having to rely on art history books or run-of-the-mill biographies. Pablo sits nicely on my shelf alongside Kiki de Montparnasse - another impressive graphic novel about the modern artists including Picasso, and their muse Alice Prin. I can't recommend them enough.