Blog - June 2017

Contemporary Logo Design For JW UK Ltd



JW UK Ltd are lighting specialists based in Southampton who have used their skills in as diverse and impressive places as the historic HMS Victory and Buckingham Palace. Their previous logo was doing them poor service so we were tasked with giving them a more contemporary design to help them stand out in their competitive marketplace.

Cartooning At The New Forest Arts Festival 2017


On a blazing hot Saturday just past I got to take part in the New Forest Arts Festival in Lyndhurst along with other artists, dancers and creative types. It was roasting, but protected beneath my bright yellow gazebo I knuckled down on a two metre wide New Forest themed cartoon.

While I was drawing away we had a table set up to encourage children and adults to have a stab at cartooning themselves, something that's always fun to share, especially when the results delight the person with a previously undiscovered skill.

I just about completed the cartoon before the 4pm finish, and with the heat still beating down it was the perfect excuse to seek liquid refreshment. Thanks to all those that stopped by and said hello, bought my children's books, and took part in the cartooning.

Posted in Cartoons by Simon on 20/06/2017

New Forest Arts Festival – Big Board Cartooning


A little over a week ago I was at the New Forest Arts Festival launch event at the Minstead Trust along with lots of other artists and performers. It was fascinating to see the broad scope of the festival reflected in those attending, from theatre to painting, Morris dancing to cartoons.

This year, for the New Forest Arts Festival, I'll be in Lyndhurst at the Community Centre indulging in some live cartooning on a big board. Come along and see me draw on Saturday 17th from 11am to 5pm, and there'll be an opportunity to have a go at cartooning yourselves as you watch.

The Community Centre is at the opposite end of the main car park to the New Forest Museum, so easy to find and plenty of parking, and if you have parking clock you can park for free too!

Posted in News by Simon on 12/06/2017

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