Tag: Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: ‘I am not alone’

    ‘I am not alone’

    Another creative writing competition! When I planned this one last August, I honestly hadn’t anticipated our glorious government being quite so incompetent as to take us back to square one […]

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    This is My Dream

    This is My Dream is the 2017 Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition, and our first to get Arts Council funding (thanks to my superb bid-writing skills 🙂 ) – which […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Out of Place

    Out of Place

    Out of Place will be the title of the 2016 Tower Hamlets creative writing competition which we’ll be running with the HEC Global Education Centre. The project will publish the […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Once upon a time…

    Once upon a time…

    A mythical mash-up

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Black skies

    Black skies

    I wanted at least one opening line that could be worked into sci-fi. This is a bit of a John Wyndham apocalyptic sci-fi, but I think it’s quite atmospheric. This […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Apples in suitcases

    Apples in suitcases

    I’m not sure whether any entrants have interpreted the ‘apple’ as an iPhone. I like this design but it’s certainly the most leading in terms of genre, but then again […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Jumping from windows

    Jumping from windows

    Being totally unused to Adobe Illustrator, this was the toughest of the 4 posters given the amount going on, but the crisp lines leant themselves well to the movement. The […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Spinning heads and deep holes

    Spinning heads and deep holes

    This shamelessly riffed on Hitchcock film posters and was one of the earliest designs for this series of posters, it was also the most abstract and was the reason that […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Wonder : The launch of the 2013 Tower Hamlets Book Award

    Wonder : The launch of the 2013 Tower Hamlets Book Award

    I’d returned to PhotoShop for this poster because I knew I could use it to work up a highly detailed piece fairly quickly. I hadn’t intended it, but some entrants […]

  • Poster update: Wonder

    Now it’s getting there. We changed the theme from “Promise” to “Wonder” – it fitted the artwork better, and feedback from schools is that this is a better title, so I’m happy. […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: London Calling

    London Calling

    London Calling is my latest poster for schools – intended as inspiration for the 2012 Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition. It’s also the most ambitions and complex piece I’ve worked […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Crossing the line

    Crossing the line

    The anti-Coalition cutback subtext runs throughout this poster – unsurprising given that many of my colleagues were made redundant during the planning phase. It speaks volumes that I’ve been asked […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Time, Turmoil, Transformation

    Time, Turmoil, Transformation

    Until I was asked to add the city and the hand this was an ink drawing coloured on Photoshop.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Love and Hate

    Love and Hate

    This is the original uncensored poster with guns and knives intact. The brief was a contemporary art take on Romeo and Juliet, until a couple of head teachers decided that […]