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She’s got a ticket to ride


Back at the end of November four of us from the creative department at my work attended the Morag Myerscough Long Lunch event at Edinburgh College of Art.

She talked about her work, her studio,what inspires her, how she conducts her research and her employment philosophies (she believes no-one should work with her for longer than 18 –24 months, as after that you’re no longer being challenged).

 I found her graphic and installation design for clients such as the Design Museum, the Barbican and the Royal College of Art very inspiring.

I particularly liked her design of the Deptford Project, where she got to re-invent a disused railway carriage as a café and community arts centre.


It was so nice to hear someone speak with genuine enthusiasm and excitement about their work. She even found herself apologising for running over by 20mins as she had so much she wanted to tell us about.

All-in-all a very interesting evening – and they were even kind enough to hand out copies of the ‘She’s Got a Ticket To Ride’ 6-colour, screen-printed poster on the door. Mine is currently on the wall in my study, but you can see it on the home page of her website.

The most recent Long Lunch took place last night at the Glasgow School of Art and unfortunately it sold out before I could get myself a ticket! London based agency Tomato were up this time. They recently created the typography for Quantum of Solace.  


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Lovely Letterpress Work



To say I’m extremely excited about starting my evening class in Printmaking Techniques at Edinburgh College of Art next month is a bit of an understatement. I can’t wait!

I’m not sure whether I’ll get to have a go at letterpressing, but I can only hope as it’s always looks amazing – so simple but classy when done right.

Beast pieces, which is run by Studio On Fire, devotes itself to showcasing some beautiful letterpress work.

My favourite piece is the poster for a gallery show called the Poster Offensive. It’s so intricate and delicate (see above).

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Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2008 Illustration

I really look forward to the ECA Degree show each year, in particularly the illustration as I’m always left in awe of how talented many of them are. Here are my favourites from this year’s show.

This book sculpture was created by Lucy Roscoe. It’s so intricate – I can’t even begin to imagine how long it must have taken to create. Really gorgeous stuff.

I also badly wanted to buy this Lovebird print of Lucy’s but unfortunately it’s not pay day until next week.

Sophie Elm’s show was centred around her “Impossibly perfect garden party”. She works under the pseudonym of Jeff Josephine Designs and has an array of gorgeous illustrated items on her site available to buy. The symmetry of her designs is illustrations.

Emily Sutton created a collection of fabric songbird’s which are absolutely beautiful.

Filed under: Books, Exhibitions, Illustration, Sculpture, , , , , , ,

Beautiful typographic illustrations

I am a big fan of Eileen Ogg‘s work which I discovered at Edinburgh College of Art’s 2006 Degree Show.

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