Fox O'Clock

Its Launch day the Fox is out. I have the flu so I am celebrating in my mind. But I did manage to see a copy of The Fox and The Star in the Waterstones near Trafalgar Square before heading back to bed. I also got an amazing gift of Foxes from super talent David Mackintosh, who's book, What's Up MuMu? also shares the 27th launch date. Check it out here. David rocks! I am going to make a pencil case and a glasses case out of my new Fox material.

P.S. Fox remembered the orange thread.


The Fox and The Star

Fox forgot to ask for orange thread to sew the proof book together but he is back in Italy with one final chance to ask for the dream thread. The actual books are being printed as I type so Fox is there making sure his orange coat is consistent and that the ink behaves itself and goes down in the correct order. Meanwhile here is a sneak peak of a few spreads from the book. GO FOX!

The Fox and The Star is a fable about need and loss, here is a short summary: Once there was a Fox who lived in a deep, dense forest. For as long as Fox could remember, his only friend had been Star, who lit the forest paths every night. But then one night Star wasn't there, and Fox had to face the forest all alone.

It is a picture book for young and old, beautifully printed and bound in cloth, a celebration of the physical book. Published on 27th August by Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin Books. The story is inspired by my life experiences, and as you would expect the design inside and out harks back to the world of Victorian book design.

It is available to pre-order on and

Design Thinkers 2015

I am excited to be invited to speak at Design Thinkers. It is a big honour to be asked, I can't wait to meet lots of inspiring graphic designers. I have been asked to talk on my birthday so I get to celebrate in Canada which will make a great change from celebrating in London. Join me in Toronto this November at Canada's largest graphicdesign event - Conference!