Illustration for Adobe Create Magazine about designing for contemporary way-finding systems. “Too often, wayfinding is presented as nothing more than a practical necessity—like an instruction manual that you read because you have no choice. What if, instead, wayfinding were embraced as a design element?”
Cover typography, spot illustration and animated gif for The Guardian - Mental Health ‘Let’s Talk About It’.
Typographic cover illustration for Time Out London, December Issue.
‘Power Up - Power To The People’ in celebration of the life and work of Sister Corita’s 100th birthday in 2018.
‘We are One’ - a series of branding iIllustrations commissioned by ONE. ONE is an international, nonpartisan, non-profit, advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support policies and programs that are saving lives and improving futures.
Illustrations for Edinburgh based crafted chocolate company Coco Chocolatier.
Illustration based on all the sea, surf, food and living of the food of the South West.
Illustrations (without text) for Born Bad published by CIcada Books showing the different animal characters and backgrounds used in the book.
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Illustrated map of Brooklyn for Soho House.
Peace & Love typographic illustration for Global Work Japan
Book review illustration for The Big Issue - Nina X by Ewan Morrison.
The story is told through the journals of Nina, a young woman recently rescued
from a bizarre communist cult based in a London house. The story switches between Nina’s journals post-release and her earlier diaries as a young girl inside the cult from 16 years previously.
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Freakout & Swinging London for Global Work Japan
Illustrations for VSA Partners in Chicago. featuring images about specialization, training and event presentations.
‘Practice Makes Perfect’ A series of illustrations exploring the idea of training.
Las Vegas editorial illustration & animated gif for Budget Travel Magazine about the strip and downtown.
A project with Journal Standard Furniture and Journal Standard Square in Japan to develop a series of illustrated repeat patterns & type treatments for prints / homeware / greeting cards & other products released over the festive holiday period.
Royal London Hospital London - Barts NHS - Vital Arts
The installation in the dental ward of the busy Royal London Hospital at Whitechapel features a mixture of large prints together with illustrations around the wards. The aim of the work was to create a playful dialogue between the illustrated figures, animals, birds, forests and urban architecture which would appeal to both very young children together with teenagers in the same space. The artwork is positioned across the ward particularly in locations where the illustrations could be viewed whilst in the dental chair to help to relax the patients. Also this was installed to create a warm and stimulating environment for staff whilst on duty. Special care was taken to blend the colour scheme into the already existing colours of the dental furniture and other equipment in the ward to create a harmonious balance between the work displayed and hospital architecture. Commissioned by Vital Arts / Barts Health NHS Trust. Photographs by Owen Richards.
The Lake District in Cumbria, UK has joined the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu by being awarded Unesco World Heritage status. #LakesWorldHeritage
Hand drawn type and logo development for Element Brand
Element Skateboards Madars Apse Deck Illustration including working progress board designs for Evan Smith / T Shirt designs.
Illustrations for Catalonia, Recipes from Barcelona and Beyond by José Pizarro. Designed by Clare Skeats.
Located in the northeast of Spain, Catalonia borders France’s Pyrenees mountains and has a heritage and scenery like no other place in the world. In Catalonia, José Pizarro travels from the impressive Gaudi architecture in buzzy Barcelona, to the Roman and Greek ruins in Girona and secluded beaches in Costa Brava to create some of the best-loved dishes from the Catalonian region at home.
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T-shirt design for Everpress
Cover and spot illustrations for The Guardian g2 about how to make everyone day of your life like a holiday. Art Direction by Sarah Habershon.
Start Me Up! Hand Drawn Type for Bilanz.
The lettering was used in print / online and commissioned specifically for the ‘Start Me Up!’ contest which is Germany’s largest annual start up company competition sponsored by Daimler, Deutsche Bank etc The client wanted a strong identity for the type which acted as a logo for the competition. Particular care was used to make sure the graphic could be read easily at different sizes.
‘Born Bad’ Published by Cicada Books
“Wolf wasn’t happy being Wolf. When he looked in the mirror he looked BAD. And when he looked bad, he felt bad, and when he felt bad, he acted bad.”
Wolf wants to change but he’s not sure how. He goes on a journey, meeting members of the animal kingdom that experience change; a caterpillar, chameleon, salamander and seal, to name a few. With their help he undergoes a magnificent transition...
‘Tales From The Dark Side Of The City’ for Unknown Fields a collection of books published by the Architectural Association, London. View the whole series here:
Illustrations for the Royal London Hospital London - Vital Arts commissioned by Vitals Arts / Barts Health NHS Trust. The illustrations were developed for the dental ward of the busy Royal London Hospital to create a playful dialogue between the illustrated figures, animals, birds, forests and urban architecture. The aim of the work was to appeal to both very young children together with teenagers who use the same ward.
Uber ‘Car Share’ Illustration – Ride Shares and how Uber won. Client: PR Week
Fry up, Burgers, dogs, take-away, Mexican, bakery, pizza, grill. cocktail and deserts !
Site specific installation for Nomura Corportation, Tokyo, Japan. The project involved a series of hand painted murals across walls and furniture for Nomura’s head office which is one of Japan’s largest interior architecture firms. The space was designed as multi use ‘breakout space’ where designers and clients can meet, eat and discuss new projects.
Artisan Kitchen & Bar, Manchester - Illustration for Living Ventures restaurant used across printed menus / online.
Entrepreneurship in Business Editorial Illustrations for Harvard Business Review.
Editorial Illustration about workers rights on zero hour contracts.
Cover illustration for the Wall Street Journal on ‘Why smart, chic women are abandoning high heels (forever).’
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Illustrations for a large scale installation at the Bellhouse Children's ward, John Radcliffe NHS Hospital Oxford.
What Art Directors want: Tips for Editorial Illustrators
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“Across the spectrum of print and online publications, art directors rely on illustrators not only to create beautiful and attention-getting images, but also to help impart information and express complex ideas. Editorial illustrations bring stories to life and entice readers to engage with content. It’s bread-and-butter work for many illustrators, and many find it extremely satisfying. The first step? Getting the attention of an art director.”
Hand drawn illustrated map of Iceland featuring the famous tourist attractions close to Reykjavik.
Food illustrations for Washingtonian magazine for a feature of the best upcoming restaurants issue.
Postcard line drawings made whilst visiting Tokyo.
Illustrations & typography for board designs / T-shirts for Evan Smith. Grayson Fletcher and Madars Apse - Element Skateboards
Commissioned by The British Library to produce a vertical scroll illustration for a series of literature quizzes for use online. The illustration was designed to also be used across 4 separate illustrations as well as the main scroll.
Poster Illustration for the London Marathon. Celebrate your running achievements with ‘This Is My Time’ a set of personalised marathon posters - an ideal way to commemorate you or your friend's marathon time.
Cover and illustrations for g2 in The Guardian for an article about New year, new resolutions... The best way to keep a resolution is form a habit. Art Direction by Sarah Habershon.
Commissioned by Droga5 in New York Neasden Control Centre was commissioned to create a series of style frames & illustrations used within an animation celebrating 100 years of Dixie Cups.
Client: Dixie Cups
Conran Catalogue Illustrations - Japan
‘Landline’ / ‘Mother and Child’
Yuck Print House
Dimensions: 42cm x 59cm
4 colour risograph prints
Blik Illustrated Wall Graphics in collaboration with We are Blik
Editorial Illustrations for Harvard Business Review. The illustrations are based on the essential skills of time management skills, tools & innovation required for business.
‘Difficult Conversations – You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next’. Editorial illustration for Harvard Business Review
Illustrating Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus for an underwear feature in Off Duty Magazine Washington Post.
Editorial and spot Illustration for Think Publishing ‘ Think Little’.
“Want to be a better manager, progress faster or run a successful company? Toddlers have the answer… Article about how children can influence industry and business management.
Illustration for Fast Company to accompany an article about the future of self driving buses in and across Los Angeles.
Double page spread and spot illustrations for Kodak Magazine accompanying an article about colour. ‘Lost in colour’ focusses on colour theory in popular culture from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to Van Gogh’s sunflowers. “On the surface, the meaning of yellow shines clear as day. But not everyone sees it that way. The deeper you dig, the murkier it all becomes as a singular definition fades from view.”
Editorial illustration The Guardian Review Literary Quiz cover
Review cover illustration and spot object illustrations for The Guardian Review Literary quiz of the year. Art Directed by Sarah Habershon. Click here to view the illustration and quiz: theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/19/literary-quiz-of-the-year-as-set-by-authors-part-one The illustration features over size A B C lettering characters which form the multiple choice answers and incorporate illustrated hand drawn line characters and objects.
6 Book Set Bookset designed and illustrated by Neasden Control Centre and City Edition Studio for Unknown Fields. Edited by Liam Young and Kate Davies. Published by the Architectural Association, London.
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Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures outon expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness its technology and culture set in motion. Tales from the Dark Side of the City is a book series that forms an atlas to the territories and stories of a city that stretches across the entire planet, a city that sits between documentary and fiction, a city of dislocated sites, of drone footage and hidden-camera investigations, of interviews and speculative narratives, of toxic objects and distributed matter from distant grounds. They are a collection of tales from the constellation of elsewheres that are conjured into being by the city’s wants and needs, fears and dreams.
The series includes stories developed from expeditions through Bolivia and the Atacama Desert, the Western Australian Outback, the South China Sea and Inner Mongolia, the gemfields of Madagascar, Far North Alaska and the black sites of the United States.
Editorial Illustration for The New York Times Op Ed Column “Britain’s Brexit Leap in the Dark” by Roger Cohen.
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Cooking and Kitchen Equipment Illustrations
A series of illustrated kitchen tools & equipment developed as a surface pattern.
Calendar illustrated type for Advice to Sink in Slowly
Cover Design: Neasden Control Centre
The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
Little Brown Publishing
The Heart Broke In by James Meek
Illustration: Neasden Control Centre
The Heart Broke In by James Meek
Published by Cannongate Books
Hand drawn type for Monotype's Recorder Magazine
‘Letter forms of the future’ hand drawn and collaged letterpress type for the Recorder Magazine commissioned by Monotype. Art Direction: Luke Tonge
Illustrated organic form surface pattern. Originally developed in the print studio from location drawings at the botanical garden in Lisbon these illustrations are part of a ongoing series exploring these forms / shapes with deconstructed over printed surfaces and patterns.
Mama Kiss Illustrated Mural Installation Bordeaux France. Hand painted mural for Mama Kiss Bordeaux. Interior by: Jalil Amor
Neasden Control Centre was invited to exhibit a 2 room installation at the group exhibition Now Jump! at the Nam June Paik Center in South Korea. The intention with the work shown was to form a dialogue between 3D installation and the 2D work already created in the Lost Control publication published by Gestalten; extending 2D imagery and building upon it to create an environment for visitors to explore. With the main emphasis on the state of being a member and consequence of freedom. The large-scale owl watchtower enabled the viewer to climb inside the installation and view the rest of the exhibited work from above exploring surveillance of observing and being watched.
Chick Inbox, hand painted lettering mural by Neasden Control Centre commissioned by Meor Design.
Illustrated London map for Courier Journal
Illustrated print for 'Mapping London' an exhibition at Ground Floor Space Gallery, part of The London Design Festival.
Bureau Housing Illustration – Double page illustration for a housing development in London. Commissioned by Leard.
Hand drawn illustrated numbers 1 - 10 !
Hand drawn type & painted mural Zizzi Restaurant, Reading.
Brand Britain Editorial Illustrations commissioned by Think Publishing for an article about how "Britain is home to the worlds most influential export products so why aren't we shouting about them?".
‘Behind The Screens’ cover illustration for Clerkenwell Post about TV production companies in Soho London. Commissioned by Cai and Kyn
Illustrated Do It Yourself illustration & animated gif.
Menu Design & Illustration, Artisan Kitchen and Bar, Manchester
Editorial illustration for Ride Journal about how simply riding your bike is just as important as all the expensive equipment now available. The writer also dwells on his days of riding his bmx when he was younger. Illustration featured in Ride Journal Issue IX.
Cover illustration & surfboard illustrated type for Thalia Surf store in Venice Beach CA.
Artisan Kitchen & Bar is situated in Spinningfields, Manchester. Artisan commissioned Stephen Smith to design the identity & to produce site specific artwork, illustration and murals for a large installation as part of Living Ventures restaurant in the city. Set in a vast 12,000 square foot, semi-industrial space and working directly with the interior designer Neasden Control Centre was commissioned to paint large scale artwork directly onto the walls of the entrance foyer, stairwell and pizza oven as well as design graphics applied to wall surfaces around the site. Alongside the interior artwork, Neasden Control Centre continues to work as a freelance Art Director for Artisan Kitchen & Bar.
Node Rugs is a fair trade company curated by Chris Haughton. Hand dyed and knotted rugs from Nepal in a limited edition. The Neasden Control Centre X Node Rug is available to purchase from The Design Museum, London: