The Foundling Museum Christmas Card

I was surprised when I was asked to design the Christmas Card for The Foundling Museum. Surprised because I was on their radar, the artists they have worked with in the past are heroes of mine.

If you have not heard of the work they do here is a short summary:

‘The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. We aim to inspire everyone to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives.’

This work resonates with me for a number of reasons, both personally and artistically. The projects that struck me the most were the ones in which they bring artists and children together to create art, this feels to me extremely valuable. For a child finding another way of communicating the things they might not be able to express with words can be a life line.

Our card is called ‘A Token of Love and Hope, 2018’ and here is a bit about the illustration:

In addition to the lamb from the Foundling Hospital’s coat of arms, Bickford-Smith’s design includes references to the Foundling Museum’s eighteenth-century ‘tokens’. These small everyday objects were left by mothers with their babies as a form of identification, should they ever return to claim their child. As such, the tokens are a powerful symbol of love and hope, and find resonance with the Christmas story.

www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk

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Found some Fox Print 2


I have been tidying my study and I found that I have 15 prints of the second print edition I did from The Fox and the Star hiding away. It is time to clear some space and let Fox go on some new adventures.

A3, (42cm x 30cm) two colour, signed and numbered, limited edition of 60, screen prints.
Printed using 2 inks by The Garudio.
Each print is unique due to the hand made nature of the process.

Please email me for further details if you are interested.
(Go to About > Who > Contact Me)

£70

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COOK

This week my illustration is on the cover of COOK a food magazine free with Corriere Della Sera! Inspired by M.C Escher.

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The Fox and the Star Goodies

So here is a slice of The Fox and the Star. A clothbound (of course) journal! Also a set of gift tags or prehaps decorations for the Christmas Tree! Published with Clarkson Potter. Really beautifully produced and no detail spared!

Fox is very happy indeed. Go Fox!

Click here for more information!

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National Book Tokens

I got to design not one but TWO National Books Tokens! Such an honour! Find them in a bookshop near you.

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