Monday Inspiration
September 9th, 2019 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Monday Inspiration – Metropolis

I stumbled across this beautiful book at the weekend, 'Metropolis: Mapping the City' by Jeremy Black, all about the history and process of mapping urban spaces from a human perspective. Like many creatives, I simply adore maps and would happily ...

Porthcothan Escape - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 12th, 2019 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Monday Inspiration – Porthcothan

Almost every year we make a family trip down to Cornwall. It's a chance to unwind a little (children permitting) and embrace some truly magnificent landscape. Here's a few snapshots of the area we were in, around Porthcothan Bay, which gets ...

Monday Inspiration Bluebell Woods - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
April 29th, 2019 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Monday Inspiration: The Bluebell Woods

It's become an annual inspirational pilgrimage to visit the electric colour of the bluebell woods and this weekend we managed to make it along with the kids. It's just a couple of miles up the road to Micheldever Woods, one of the best places to ...

Black and white photo of the London Skyline, with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral lit with sunlight - Photo by illustrator Jonathan Chapman

Monday Inspiration: London Wandering

Sometimes I think there is nothing better than arriving on a train and wandering from the station out into the city. I particularly enjoy it when there's no where I need to be, so that your feet can get carried away and discover something ...

December 3rd, 2018 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Eye Test Colours

A short post for your Monday inspiration this week. Nicky recently discovered this wonderful eye test book, full of colour plates designed as an analog test for colour blindness. There's a wide variety of greens, oranges, greys... each plate a ...

Wisley Wander - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
November 19th, 2018 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Wisley Wander

Last weekend we took a trip over to Wisley to get some fresh air out in the gardens and let the kids run off some steam in the play areas. It was wonderful to find plenty of colour still on the trees. Even where the leaves had fallen, you could ...

Lincoln Cathedral - Photograph by Jonathan Chapman
November 5th, 2018 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

A Little Lincoln Inspiration

It's been a tough slog during the last couple of months, working through a huge pile of project work that finally looks to be finished (Just in time for some last minute festive illustrations! yikes!). So this weekend we particularly enjoyed our ...

My Top 10 Creative Influences
April 29th, 2016 | Monday Inspiration

My Top 10 Creative Influences

Here’s a list of my top 10 creative influences, artists that have inspired and shaped my own work. Some of these I have always been aware of, some of them were spotted by very observant friends and colleagues. Once pointed out, it’s usually ...

Hiroshi Yoshida
February 15th, 2016 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Hiroshi Yoshida – Monday Inspiration

If you follow my twitter account you may have already spotted my recent fascination with woodblock prints. Especially those of the Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshida. The subtle colouring and quiet nature of his compositions are rather magnificent. ...