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The UpMarket event in March was a huge success – partially because of the branding, which is a cooler adaptation of the original ‘Very St Leonards-on-Sea’ styling. A simple schematic map is always a good way to get your event noticed, too!

The VERY St Leonards-on-Sea brand has proved successful and adaptable. It’s used for the magazine, with extended use for other projects, like the Town Team supported local Market, and the HBC supported ‘UpMarket’ event – see above.

Penny Pepper, writer and performance artistThis is the third portait poster I have created for Melanie Maddison’s ‘Shape and Situate’ zine. The zine celebrates undersung European sheroes. I have also documented Maya Evans and Selina Di Girolamo. I met Penny Pepper at the Accentuate launch at the Houses of Parliament last week, and decided she deserved a page in the latest edition.

A yellow graffiti sticker positioned below a spray can dripping cloud on a St Leonards bus shelterTruth be told, I’ve been feeling a little gloomy lately, and this grey cloud on the bus shelter at the end of Silchester Road has always put me in a bad mood. SO… I added a yellow smiley sticker to it. It didn’t stay there long, but it made me smile for the short time it was there!

Denis Bovell and Anti-Drones poster using Gothic 821 Condensed

Sometimes I find it hard to stop using a font. I particularly like bold, condensed fonts that have a personal character, rather than machined and shouty fonts like Impact.

Gothic 821 Condensed and Hermes have both caught my eye recently. These two posters, with very different purposes both use Gothic 821 Condensed.

Smack my Ketchup by Erica Smith

On Friday 3 August, the St Leonards-on-a-Plate exhibition opens at One Cafe in London Road, St Leonards. There will be works on show by Sarah Macbeth and myself, plus a collaborative piece called ‘Plated’ made from paintings of plates produced by nine different artists.

My work includes some graphic illustrations like ‘Smack my Ketchup’ and my series of ‘Weeds of St Leonards’ (see my earlier post of Red Valerian).

There will be cards, postcards, a small-press book and some playing cards on sale too!

Running throughout August at One Cafe, 1 London Road, St Leonards.

This Friday, a new Energy Advice Centre is opening in Bexhill. I’ve been working with Richard Watson of Positive Energy and Energise Sussex Coast to create a campaign to encourage people to claim the grants for FREE insulation offered by the Big 6 energy companies. At very short notice we devised a campaign involving posters, postcards, flyers, exhibition panels and a website. The campaign revolves around the 3 major target groups – over-70s, people with young families and people on benefits or low incomes. It also wants to engage with ‘energy champions’ to encourage people within their communities to take up the free insulation offer. I chose 4 stock photographs to represent each of these groups. The bright colours are perfect for a highly visible campaign that has to be engaging but credible.

Peace News also publish books and pamphlets, and this title invited a simple typographic play with the word Revolution. Just by using the mirror image of the ‘E’ and ‘L’, your eye can’t help but go backwards and read the word ‘LOVE’. I can’t claim this to be my invention… it was seen on Facebook in a photo of Graffiti that someone shared.

Oats, aduki beans, orange lentils, brown rice, goji berries and walnuts from Trinity Wholefoods in Hastings Town Centre

Trinity Wholefoods started trading in Hastings in 1985. This weekend they are celebrating International Year of Cooperatives with an exhibition stand in Robertson Street. I’ve produced a flyer and some exhibition panels for them. I love this simple panel with stripes of their dried goods!