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Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s day over at 11 Rugby Road we’ve been mixing naughty and nice with gifts that are a bit different.

For the first time we have only sold online and have had a blast coming up with designs we would love to receive. Next up is to think of less outrageous Mother’s Day ideas…

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Rediscovering hand drawn illustration

For years I have felt more comfortable drawing in Adobe Illustrator rather than with a pen and paper. Recently I have dusted off my fine liners and experimented embracing a naive, cheerful style.

Preparing for an exhibition on Brighton seafront from 15th – 27th of July I’m doing at the Fishing Quarter Gallery, I have taken the seaside for inspiration on a series of illustrated prints.


I will never be an illustrator but have enjoyed being comfortable with a sketch book again.

  

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with Love

Colour fun quote poster

‘With Love’ is a collection of quotes from friends turned into graphics using bold colours and calligraphy styled text. I like the playful, friendly nature of them and that they feel like an overheard conversation. If they are well received I’ll put them on my new online website 11RugbyRoad.com.

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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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Christmas Cards 2012

I’ve been busy making Christmas cards with a unique little feel.

My Yeti Christmas cards use clean, minimal design to show off the furry coat he has on. Each one has to be cut out individually which means each looks unique and appears to have a different personality. These aren’t just Christmas cards, you’re adopting a new family member when you receive these!

A limited number are available to buy now on danmackey.bigcartel.com. See how they are made in the gallery below:

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Now submitted to the ‘Christmas Card Off’! Give it a like on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/moneysupermkt/christmas-card-craft-off/

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Paper Jam

Paper jams are my least favourite type of jam. I’m sure I get them more than anyone else when printing…  My take on a paper jam transforms it into a craft piece that anyone can put together. Three different versions in magenta, cyan and black, these Paper Jams are not like the ones you are used to.

The templates for these are available to download, print and make up below:

Paper Jam (cyan)
Paper Jam (Magenta)

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