Biggin Hill Museum - The Nightingale Café
The Nightingale Café’s namesake was a café located on the Biggin Hill airfield during the Second World War. The café was a normal civilian café, which, when war was declared, decided to become part of the RAF enclave at Biggin Hill. The café owners and their children, from that moment on, had a unique experience of war at Biggin Hill.
Today the cafe is part of the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum and the museum team wanted to honour its great historic significance by commissioning an illustration for one of the cafe’s walls.
This mural reflects the stories of Geoff, the elder child who has shared his incredible memories with me.
The illustration compiles the stories of this unique cafe, part of the military zone but nonetheless a place of camaraderie and humanity, a place where pilots and soldiers from all horizons could grab a short instant of peace in this time of war.
"King John, on the road to Newark Castle", Temporary Exhibition, UK.
The temporary exhibition was created to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the death of King John at the castle, where he died in in 1216.
I created a series of illustrations to tell King John’s story, from his early life to his death and legacy. Each illustration condensed several historic facts so we could tell the full story in a very limited amount of space. Although it was historic content, the illustrations were playful and appealed to to children and adults alike.
This project was selected to be presented at the Museum and Heritage show in May 2018.
Zip & Pop, children’s books
Illustrations for a series of eight children’s books published by Queen Mary, University of London. Written by Miles Salter, designed by Pony LTD.
Bed time stories telling the colourful adventures of two little frogs called Zip & Pop.
Fearless.Types, Empowering tee-shirt for Badass.gal, UK.
This tee-shirt was part of a collection of empowering tee-shirts that flip everyday sexist stereotypes into powerful statements for women. Each tee-shirt was designed by a talented female creative.
The tee-shirts as well as posters and postcards were on display at D&AD NewBlood 2018.
All tee-shirt will be soon available online, with all profits going towards helping women excel in the creative industry, so don’t hesitate to order yours!
Project gallery - Barker Langham
This illustration was created for Barker Langham in order to present their current and past projects. Each project being represented by an object displayed on shelves like in a museum. The idea behind the illustration was to connect with the nature of the company’s work (curation, working for museums) but also to offer a flexible system to allow them unlimited scope to extend the artwork to any format and be able to update the projects they want to show.
Hermit Crab - Boat Flag
This illustration was done for a sailing boat flag.
This Illustration of Robin Hood, was part of the concept design stage of the interpretive plan for Sherwood Forest’s new visitor center.
Client: RSPB, Consultant: Barker Langham
Henry & George
Personal project. More coming soon.
Illustrated timeline - Kelpies Visitor Center, Scotland.
Creation of a 36-metre illustrated timeline wrapping the all exhibition space, to tell the story of this area in Scotland from the Big Bang to now.
The idea was to use illustration to make the story accessible to children even if they were too young to read.
Barker Langham’s philosophy in 4 illustrations, London, UK
Series of four illustrations for Barker Langham, one of the leading cultural consultancies. The illustrations, used on the website and marketing materials, aim to poetically represent Barker Langham’s holistic approach to projects and core principles: Empathise, Challenge, Invent and Synthesise.