Thursday, 10 October 2013

TASCHEN Illustration Now 2014 Calendar

I received my contributor copies of TASCHEN's new 365-day tear-off desk calendar for the coming year. It features a few of my images. The illustrations of mine are taken from the Illustration Now book that was published a couple of years ago, so they're rather old images. But it's a lovely object, with some cracking artists inside.

Look out for me on Christmas Eve-Eve 2014.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Japanese Eki Stamps

A few ink stamps I collected while in Japan this summer.

Train stations in Japan each have an identifying ink stamp (an 'eki' stamp) that can be collected by those passing through. They're also found at temples, bridges, towers, parks, - more or less any 'destination'.

This is a pretty pitiful haul, though my girlfriend's brother Beam has an incredible book full of them.

Here's a good blog post I found discussing Eki stamps: