Sunday, 28 November 2010


I was recently asked by my old school to create a Christmas Card for them. IT had to be both Christmassy, and relating to their celebrations of the School's 50 Year Anniversary (turns out these two concepts are pretty hard to combine. Here is the design


I was asked to do some character developments for a Children's Story recently. They decided to go with another illustrator, but I thought I'd share these characters with you anyway:

Sunday, 14 November 2010


End of the Road are having a Christmas Shindig and they asked me to design the poster. I did.

Thursday, 11 November 2010


I recently helped Joseph Brett and End of the Road Films with this music video for the band, Allo Darlin'. It basically took two weeks of living life among cardboard, and a hell of a lot of hard work from everyone involved, but it looks awesome so yay!

I helped make the rooms look cardboard, helped Leila Watts with some feature pieces (including the amp), shot some footage on my camera for the video, danced for many hours in a heart costume (I am the living room heart and the right table tennis player), and did the first edit for the first half of the video (but then Joseph made it better)

Anyway. I loved being a part of it. I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, 11 October 2010


Bruno Haward from the Guardian Weekend, commissioned me to do my fifth piece for the Oliver Burkeman column. This one was all about scientific evidence to suggest that writing your worries on a piece of paper and sealing them off in an envelope, actually relieves some of the anxiety a person has about that specific problem.


This commission was for the Big Issue and accompanied an article about emergency hostels refusing entry to homeless people with dogs. The waiting lists for the places that do allow dogs, range from six months to two years.


I would like you to read the below story. It was written in response to my wordless book, Foxly's Feast. It was created by a young girl in my mum's school and it is lovely. I see bright things for the future of this girl. I have kept in the spelling mistakes for your enjoyment:

Foxsly wa was hungry, his tummy was growling like a lion. So he decided to find something to eat. First, he went to the woods, in the woods there was were some apple tr trees so he got some -> apples. He also saw a bird and he tnvited him to his feast. Next, he went to the farm and there he found some coliflower cauliflower so he got some of that for his feast. The he asked the chickens if they wanted to come to his feast. He said politely "would you like to come to my feast?" they said yes. Then he came across a pont, in the pond there were some animals and he invite them to his feast too. Also, he picked some bright, yellow sweetcorn wrapped inside o pure green leaves. After that, he dipped his head in the deep, blue pond so he invite the -> scaly fish. Then he yo climbed climbed out of the water. When he was out he saw some grey rats so he invited them to his feast. Then, he wa pocked his head down a rabit hole he invited the rabbits to his feast then gathered -> up some currots.

in the distance he could see a field, -> he decided too go there. In that field there were some brown and white sheep and there was some -> green brocly. so he picked some also he invited the sheep. Then he got prepared for the feast. The he asked the owl to his feast. T Everybody tucked in. The owl and Foxly were full up.


I was commissioned by John Brown Media Group to create this Double Page Spread for Orange Together Magazine. It is essentially six spot illustrations.


This was a commission for Jamie Oliver's Magazine. It was an article about the finer side of drinking beer, and includes a rough guide of what beers suit what meals. Ironic that I keep getting so much alcohol related work, when I don't drink.


I designed the three pub signs for End of the Road Festival this year:

End of the Roadkill

Crow Bar


I went to End of the Road Festival recently and helped out on an Animation workshop for children. Here are some photos from our little corner of the festival

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


I have a new incarnation of my website up and running now. I've made it a bigger page for bigger screens which has allowed me to have bigger images on it...are you following? Yeah and it also means I can write a little about each piece which is a nice bit of freedom to have. I see the site as the pubescent teenage version of the last one: more grown up but not yet adult. I've attached a few screen shots below. Click here to visit.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


The following text is a review by My First Poem. Visit here to see it in context as well as an interview with me:

(The book review is by Lilly, aged 2 along with her mum)
Lilly really liked the pictures, especially the scenes with a lot going on in them. She had fun naming all the animals and food and she understood that the fox and owl were hungry and the start and full up after their picnic. Lilly loved the fox so much she kissed him!

We found this to be an engaging book and no words meant we discussed the pictures and talked about what could happen, for example, would Foxly eat an animal? Why had he got a backpack? Lilly enjoyed the book and although it’s a large book it’s not bulky so it was ideal for her to hold on her lap and ‘read’. The fact that Foxly’s adventure was one a human could have made it much easier for Lilly to relate to the story, and having a vegetarian in the family also helped! I recommend this book as a great family read, you can let your imaginations create alternative story lines for Foxly meaning Foxly’s Feast won’t grow old.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


My flatmate Chris Boyce and I were sick of our shabby buzzer box so we decided to give it a make over by collaborating on a sticky cover. Chris did the typography and I illustrated the little robot fellow. You can see more of Chris' work by clicking here!

Monday, 6 September 2010


The edible adventure of Mr Foxly is now available in all the shops (well, all the good ones). To celebrate the achievement, I had a launch party in The Bee's Mouth, a pub in Hove. After one year of creating, one year of waiting, one week of organising, one day of baking & one day of hanging, I had created one hundred cupcakes in four different flavours, six A3 GiclĂ©e Prints, one Screen-Printed A1 End of the Road Festival Poster, two Shirts, one DVD containing six Films & twelve different A5 Lithographic Patterned Prints (five of which were framed). Despite all this work, I forgot to take any photos of my work. Luckily Joe Brett took my camera and got snap happy with the crowds. Using the following photos, it is possible to piece together the general exhibit and the atmosphere of the night...


Visited the lovely fellows at End Of The Road the other day, to pick up a variety of goodies and bits that I'd illustrated, including some American Apparel Shirts with my design on them, some Gig Adverts for The Unthanks & a Limited Edition Screen-Printed Festival Poster, celebrating Five Years of End Of The Road. Here are a couple of Photos of the Screen-Print.

Friday, 3 September 2010


I realised that I didn't actually share the original Gro Company Cover Illustration with you, but merely the photos of the brochure. Here was my original edit for the cover; they ended up changing it because they didn't want the night to be too dark, but I liked this version too.

Thursday, 2 September 2010


My mum sent me the link to this phenomenal review by an Australian blog called Kid's Book Review. Follow the link to see it in context or just have a read below:

Foxly is hungry. Like, really hungry. And he’s cruising for a bite. When he begins stalking the countryside for a scrap of supper, he comes across all manner of fox-like tummy tempters… chickens, birds, frogs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, sheep, even an unsuspecting little owl who follows him on his gastronomic quest.

When he finally comes across an abandoned picnic site, Foxly gathers together his plates and cups and bowls for the feast, he gathers his knife and fork, he licks his chops, he hunches over unsuspecting little owl… and…

Well, do you really want me to spoil the ending? Don’t worry Mum and Dad – this book may cleverly build to a suspenseful and logical conclusion, but it’s totally toddler friendly. Your little one won’t be scarred for life over a small mountain of feathers piled high on the ensuing page. All is well. And super cute.

Although the storyline of Foxly’s Feast is super-simple (the book, which now has a single narrative line per page, began life as a wordless story) its illustrations are far from pedestrian. Davey has created a luscious visual feast that hardly even needs a storyline. With that certain retro/modern take, he pens Foxley and his potential supper finds with such finesse, visual pleasure is assured.

Inked with that soft vintage colour that also has the curious capability to pop from the page, the illustrations are riddled with emotion, humour, texture and a balance that belies this author/illustrator’s age. At only 22 years old, this British born talent may have a strong catalogue of freelance illustrative work (he even dabbles in short film) but it looks like children’s books are heavily etched in his future.

Look out, Emily Gravett.

Monday, 30 August 2010


I was given only a few hours to create this image for the Times. They asked me to create this performing C for an article about a new programme showing in America that approaches the topic of cancer in a humorous way.


Here is another piece I created for BBC History Magazine, which questions the teaching of History in the schools of today.

Sunday, 22 August 2010


I spent a week in Prague with a mate and took a good many photos, including around 250 of the goats in Praha Zoo. Here are some of my favourites.