Design, with an accent

Northern designer & illustrator, now living in the leafy suburbs of SW London.

http://thisnorthernboy.wordpress.com

thecounterpress:

Extra Condensed is a little letterpress newspaper, of sorts.
The (very) occasional publication of work, musings and typographic meanderings from The Counter Press.

It has been painstakingly designed, typeset & printed entirely by hand, using only moveable wood and metal type.

The first issue is a compact 8 pages, printed in two colours (Black and Fluro Orange) in an edition of 150 copies; made from over 1200 individually hand-pulled impressions.

Today’s fine printing, tomorrow’s chip paper.

Beautiful work from The Counter Press.

The Copse.

Finished illustration. I’ll get a proper scan of this when I get home. 
Drawn in a Baron Fig notebook with a Copic Multiliner.

The Copse.

Finished illustration. I’ll get a proper scan of this when I get home.
Drawn in a Baron Fig notebook with a Copic Multiliner.

Work in progress…

Another otherworldly world.

Work in progress…

Another otherworldly world.

Of secrets beneath the waves…
My latest illustration for Inktober. Really enjoyed everything about drawing this.
Roughly sketched in pencil before being inked with a Copic Multiliner and a Sakura Pigma Micron, in a Moleskine sketchbook.

Of secrets beneath the waves…

My latest illustration for Inktober. Really enjoyed everything about drawing this.

Roughly sketched in pencil before being inked with a Copic Multiliner and a Sakura Pigma Micron, in a Moleskine sketchbook.

Cityscape.

Pen and ink, in my Moleskine sketchbook.

Work in progress…
#illustration #cityscape

Work in progress…
#illustration #cityscape

Inktober #6
On wasted ground, under clouded skies.
Quick sketch with my Pentel Pocket Brush, after a super quick doodle on a Post-It note.
Happy with this as the basis for something bigger maybe. Nice clouds.

Inktober #6

On wasted ground, under clouded skies.

Quick sketch with my Pentel Pocket Brush, after a super quick doodle on a Post-It note.

Happy with this as the basis for something bigger maybe. Nice clouds.

Inktober #5

Life in the sky.

Little sketch for Inktober tonight, another floating world.

Inktober #4
The Living Dead.
There’s a zombie in my sketchbook. Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush, Staedtler Pigment Liner and Copic Multiliner.
I almost didn’t bother finishing this, halfway through I was really unhappy with it.

Inktober #4

The Living Dead.

There’s a zombie in my sketchbook. Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush, Staedtler Pigment Liner and Copic Multiliner.

I almost didn’t bother finishing this, halfway through I was really unhappy with it.