I’m Hot: Saucy modern seaside postcards

Suck Me Fab

The sun looks like it might actually make a few appearances this summer! So in celebration, I’ve made a few postcard designs of classic British ice creams. Slightly more hot and steamy than hot and sticky. Possibly both.

Long live saucy seaside postcards, just with less fat ladies in swimsuits on these ones.

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SURVIVE LONDON

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Travelling in London is hard. Overcrowded buses, tubes and trains, plus conflicts between commuters and tourists make it a battle ground.

These short and sweet graphics serve as a warning and advice to those travelling to the capital. Life is hard enough, lets not make it more annoying…

Keep Left

Keep Left

Stand Right

Stand Right

No Stopping

No Stopping

Wheelie Suitcase Owner

Wheelie Suitcase Owner

Can You Move Down

Can You Move Down

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#Sound familiar?

Facebook poster design

Inspired by the original Sh*t Girls Say and a realisation that everyone is obsessed with the same things in relation to social media, I’ve designed a series of Typographic posters with phrases we don’t even realise we say. Any suggestions for more unintentional catch phrases people use daily?

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Royal Baby Papercraft

Just as Kate Middleton begins to bow out from public appearances to prepare for her due date, I thought I would craft a paper souvenir in the style of my other Royal event memorabilia.

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Remembering that William & Kate’s new arrival will one day be King or Queen, I have made a simple paper rocking horse which celebrates our new royal! (royals and horses go hand in hand) The free pdf template is available to download, catering for both baby boy and baby girl scenarios. Just print out on A4 card or thicker paper (photopaper is fine) and have yourself a memento of a little bit of history.

paper rocking horse

Royal baby craft

Paper baby gift

Why not place your bets on these horses of when our new royal will be born by writing on your prediction? (My guess is  the 11th July). Both pdf downloads are linked at the bottom of the page. I hope you enjoy the download. I’d love to see how people get along with making it up and feel free to share this page. To see more of my Royal papercraft, click HERE

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Kate Middleton baby present

Download and print 

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Rocking Horse_Queen 

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Silly Beans

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This is Silly Beans, a sequel of sorts to Silly Voices. A children’s book designed to be read aloud, Silly Beans uses interactive counting and number recognition all helped by the rhyming word play. Written by my sister Lauren, she has used her Primary School Teacher know how to come up with something playful and endearing to read.

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The design is bright and child friendly and reflects the jelly bean theme.  The pastel illustrations are laid placed so that they can be easily followed and pointed out with a little finger while the story is read. The line breaks help the rhymes flow even if the punctuation is skipped by children in a hurry!

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We’d love to hear any feedback on this little project. Both of us are already thinking up ideas for our next collaboration, which hopefully shouldn’t be too soon away!

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Hello World

As part of a brief designed to introduce myself to total strangers, I created this double spread which I’ve resized to fit better onscreen.

I wanted to pack as much information in as possible whilst sticking to the word limit. Hopefully I got across a little bit of what I am like!

Dan Mackey

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The Valentine’s Bandwagon. I’m getting on it.

After enjoying making Christmas cards, I thought, what better way to be surrounded by Valentines Day cards this February than to come up with ones myself. 

I have never enjoyed Valentines day, the premise or the look of it. Too much red. But I wanted to make a few different cards that might make people smile. The first ‘Quietly Amazing’ card was never meant for Valentines Day, but just to be a generally positive card.

I’m hoping to take two of the designs forward and produce a limited number.

Alternative Valentines

You Are Always, quietly amazing

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Hey guess what? (I love you)

Simple Valentines Gift

Love Me

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Can we…

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Alternative Shy Christmas Cards

I’ve crafted Christmas cards in same style as my Shy poster series, that featured different printing techniques and subtle colour changes to show a subtle, typographic message.

The worst thing about these cards is that they don’t photograph well! The Christmassy message written on each I’ve got to a perfect amount of visibility (through lots of trial and error).

The first card is fairly traditional with the lyrics “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” on the front in… white. The minimal, effortlessly cool style of the white on white is perfect for those that like a twist on standard Christmas cards.

The other cards take their inspiration for the Pogues song Fairytale of New York. These ‘shy’ cards have had a Christmas drink and are now a bit sweary.

You’re a bum
You’re a punk
You’re an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it’s our last

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