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Minimalist Brighton Designs

Brighton is full of inspiration of things to draw! Recently I have found a style of drawing having in mind screen printing, keeping the look stripped back to basics.

Starting with the West Pier, I cleaned the chaotic look of the burnt pier to a few clean lines. The Pavilion is so decorative it is hard to make minimalist! The i360 has satisfying clean lines in real life so works quite naturally.

The iconic can-can legs on the Duke of York’s cinema and Komedia were my first one colour drawing in a screen print style.

The murmurations of starlings that fill the sky on the sea front in Brighton is one of my favourite things about living here. I drew each simplified bird individually to create a sense of movement.

All of the designs are now on 11RugbyRoad.com

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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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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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Life or Death design

Working with Chelsea Funeral Directors, I have designed a campaign that aims to put Celebrating Life at the heart of dealing with death. 

Westminster Cathedral magazine Advert for Chelsea Funeral Directos

Westminster Cathedral magazine Advert for Chelsea Funeral Directors

Funeral care is something we accept as being a bit morbid and generally scary, this campaign aims to bring a breath of fresh air in an often taboo subject. With the approval of Westminster Cathedral, the head of the Catholic Church in England, this campaign by the family run Funeral Directors is a breath of fresh air focusing on life rather than death.

Chelsea Westminster Cathedral Church England Funeral Positive

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Valentine’s Day Cards

doctor Operation board game card love

Late to the feel the love this year, I’ve come up with 4 different cards to sell online. Avoid the colour red and trying to offer something different that the cards in the shops, I’ve taken inspiration from board games, Instagram, playground petal pulling and trusty geometric shapes.

 

All are available to buy online for £2.50 with only small batches in stock at danmackey.bigcartel.com

 

 

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Christmas cards 2014

Selection of my Christmas card designs 2014

Selection of my Christmas card designs 2014

I have been working on Christmas in some shape or from since July, and am really proud to finally show the designs I have made for Christmas cards this year. Including geometric winter animals, typographic jolly songs and and old favourite from Christmas past. I would love to hear what people think! They’re finished in various ways, including hand hole punched boarders and special pearlescent paper. These are available to buy online at danmackey.bigcartel.com and also in person at the Brighton Artist Open House where I’m selling at 11 Rugby Road weekends from 29th Nov – 14th Dec. They’ll be lots of posters, prints, gifts and festive treats! Also keep an eye on the website as it expands in the new year. Good Typography Christmas Card 2014 Cool xmas design Christmas animals by designer to buy

I’m supporting Just a Card, for encouraging independent designers and card makers.

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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.

William Kate baby souvenir

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

baby craft game 2013

Kate Middleton baby present

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