Tuesday, April 03, 2012

World in Your Kitchen Calendar: Mauritius

New Internationalist asked me to create a set of 12 images for the 'World in Your Kitchen' Calendar 2013, which features a vegetarian recipe each month from a different country. Each image is inspired by the food and/or country from which it comes; this one for December is inspired by Mauritian rum cake. Proceeds from the calendar go to a number of charities including Amnesty International, Traidcraft, CAFOD, SCIAF and Christian Aid. Art direction by Chris Brazier.

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Bus Kid

Bus Kid's life is on hold until he's 17, when he's going to get his car fitted with the biggest bass bins in the town, so everyone can hear him blasting out 1Xtra. (He'll turn it down when he listens to Fearne Cotton, though, but sometimes the Live Lounge amazing.) Right now he has to settle for the next best thing: the tiny tinny speakers on the Samsung Galaxy his mum got him so he can tell her when he's leaving afterschool club. He sits slumped in his seat, staring out of the window from beneath his hood, nodding to the beat. Sometimes, he'll rapalong to the mixtapes his brother tells him to download, but only when there are no bigger boys on the top deck. In his car there will be no bigger boys.

Spotter's Guide
public transport
Age: 14
Heroes: Tupac, Notorious BIG, Cher Lloyd
Villains: bus inspectors, the rest of the bus, headphones
Distinguishing marks: menacing acne
Most likely to: freestyle his English homework

Bus Kid is one of ten music tribes illustrated for Q magazine. Text by Rebecca Nicholson. Art direction by Daniel Knight / Salman Naqvi.

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