Zizzi London Map
London Map of all the Zizzi Locations
Advertising, Drawing, Illustration
Client - Zizzi
The Brief: Create an intricate and geographically accurate map of London, showing where all the Zizzi restaurants are located
When the call for this job came along, I was so excited. I love a good map, so a brief to create a London map for Zizzi was pretty exciting!
I started out by sourcing a selection of London maps, and seeing how they were laid out. I took inspiration from old style maps, and I was very keen to include drawings of London landmarks and places of interest.
I started out with my favourite medium: tracing paper and rapidograph pens. I laid out the streets using a similar London map of the City of London, and I began putting in the drawings of interesting locations.
The longest element of this project was the initial blocking out of the city. This took a while, and as I was illustrating a certain building, I'd realised that a street was missing, or I'd forgotten to put in a borough.
Eventually though, the skeleton of the illustration of London was complete. That's when I scanned it in, and took it to my first meeting with Zizzi about the progress of the map. We decided to add colour, and add more detail and buildings.
The length of the job was around a month and a half. It was a lovely illustration job to do, and I'm thrilled with the results.
If you can't get your hands on a printed map at Zizzi (they flew off the shelves!) You can find it in the Association of Illustrators Images 35 book which is on sale at Somerset House shop this October.
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Oxfam - Happiest Mother's Day Campaign 2014. Live at Westfield Shepherd's Bush, London.Advertising, Calligraphy, Drawing2014
Client : Lewis Hamilton
Agency: The Rumpus Room
A holiday 'thank you' from Lewis to his fan base. The first 1000 fans who submitted photos to #TeamLH got included in the illustration.
A super fun project with a wonderful agency, for a very cool client!Animation, Character Design, Illustration2014
London is an ancient urban maze whose sensuous, dark and mythical history is echoed throughout the city.
By mapping not only routes, but also textures, ideas, weather, thought and feeling I will challenge the preconceptions of areas in London through my process of mapping imagination.
These psychogeographic maps combine reality with my own interpretations of the space, creating maps which not only record directional routes, but also document a moment of time, and all my sensory reactions to the space.Architecture, Drawing, Illustration2012
A very cool brief to liven up Harvey Nichols HQ to accompany my wall murals in Harvey Nichols flagship store in Knightsbridge.Branding, Drawing, Street Art2012
First Direct campaign - 'What Makes London, London'
24 hour drawing challenge for Childline's 25th Anniversary, sponsored by First Direct.
Lots of drawing, Red Bull and nervous breakdowns.
Advertising, Drawing, Illustration2012
Commissioned by Zizzi as a part of their Fresh Talent initiative.
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HTC's Facebook App, commissioned by Profero.
The brief was to create different icons for the hands, to be matched up as a game. Lovely commission, very fun result!Advertising, Branding, Drawing2012
As a part of New Wave, Graham&Brown's new wallpaper collection featuring the work of UK designers, I was asked to create a wall mural at the company HQ in the reception.
The wall depicts Graham&Brown's rich company history, from it's beginnings at the historic India Mill through to its offices throughout the world, from New York to China.
I had a lovely time with a beautiful group of people during this job. Graham&Brown is truly a family company, and they made me feel very welcome!
Enjoy, and look out for my wallpaper collection, released Jan 2014!Drawing, Illustration, Interior Design2013
Here is a collection of wall murals I have created, commissioned by Zizzi, Harvey Nichols and Bluehive over the past few years.
The work is always in my style, intricate line drawing and is often with colour. The subject of the murals are often the surrounding area. When I am commissioned by Zizzi for example, I have always visited the town where the restaurant is located. I'll have a walk around, and get lost. I make sketches and get to know the area. Any special buildings I'll take pictures of, and often do sketches. This helps my wall murals to be special, depicting the unique feel of the town.
I love visiting the libraries of the different towns when I visit to create wall mural. I read up on the local history, and visit any local attraction. A favourite hobby is reading the local paper.
There's something very comforting in reading the news of a different town. Not knowing any of the places, the streets are unfamiliar. When I go home, I'll leave the town with a wall mural, and the knowledge and Mr. Smith has won the bakesale competition at the town hall competition.Advertising, Drawing, Illustration2012
MTV used my psychogepgraphic map of Gerard Street, Chinatown for their international promotion. Yay!Advertising, Illustration2012
Commissioned by Somerset House, 'Lightwells at Somerset House' won the Gold Design Award at this years 'Images 36: Best of British Illustration'
The exhibition will be touring the UK in the coming year.Drawing, Fine Arts, Illustration2012
A private commission of Pullens Yard, Kennington
Created with rapidograph pen on tracing paper
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Client: Ciate Nails
Agencey: Penney Dunney Jones
Brief: Create a fun, vibrant chalk wall to promote the launch of Ciate Nails invention, the Chalkboard Manicure set.Advertising, Drawing, Illustration2013
A lovely brief from The Guardian to illustrate a piece on my favourite subject - Independent bookshops yay!
As always, I used black rapidiograph pen, and then did a little scanning and this time; photoshopped the crap out of it. Not usually my style, but needed some colour pretty quick. I'm starting to love photoshop..Drawing, Editorial Design, Illustration2012
A series of bespoke promotional mailers I've made. These are a few of my favourites!Advertising, Art Direction, Illustration2012
A private client asked for a piece of artwork that captured their home town of Twickenham, UK.
Rapidograph pen, with wax crayon.Drawing, Fine Arts, Illustration2013
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Illustration, Graphic Design2009
Illustrations for tiny humans
A selection of my favourite kids stuff!
Lots of line drawing, and pastel colours. I love a good crayon! Here are a selection of things that I've been tinkering on over the past few years. A few stories, and lots of characters.Calligraphy, Character Design, Drawing2012
A personal project of mine launched via Facebook and Twitter. Anyone is welcome to come and sit for a Body Art session. Just drop me an email! And keep emailing me, I often forget to reply because I'm crap.Art Direction, Drawing, Photography2013
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London Fashion Week illustrations from Somerset HouseArt Direction, Drawing, Editorial Design2012
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Blue Hive, the joint venture between Ogilvy, Mindshare and Wunderman, has hit upon a novel way to share season’s greetings this year.
Have your festive message turned into little works of art by the agency’s very own ‘doodle’ artist Lizzie Mary Cullen. Lizzie will be drawing each message onto a 12m x 3m purpose-built doodle wall within the agency.
Just tweet your message with the #MerryDoodle tag and from today until Thursday 16th, Lizzie (fuelled by mince pies and eggnog) will get the lids off her pens and start illustrating them.
You can watch the wall take shape live, as all the action is being streamed from Blue Hive’s website. In addition, every tweet will be lovingly photographed close up and posted on the dedicated Flickr site, where you (and more importantly, the person you’ve sent it to) can see it and share it.
The event runs for just three days. So if you’d like to be part of it, make sure you send your tweets of goodwill soon. Or better still, now.Advertising, Character Design, Drawing2012
Lizzie Mary Cullen launches first illustration show with help from Daniel Radcliffe
Text by Johann Chan on September 10, 2010 in Digital Arts Magazine
Yesterday we visited the opening of artist Lizzie Mary Cullen's first solo show. The show aims to raise £10,000 for The Big Issue Foundation. Attendees at the launch included Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter fame), and John Bird, founder of The Big Issue. Aside from the impressive guest line-up- there was also an impressive number of photographers (myself included).
Here's some shots from the opening.
The impressive guest line up and media frenzy are well set to propel Lizzie Mary Cullen further into the limelight – which would be easy to envy, if she wasn't such a down to earth and agreeable talent.
Drawing, Entrepreneurship, Exhibition Design2012
The ‘Pendurance Challenge’ – 24 hr non-stop drawing in London directed by suggestions from social networking platform Twitter.
The challenge was to complete 50 London locations in 24 hours, riding to each location on a Boris Bike and working on site on a massive roll of paper. I teamed up with webzine Think-Work-Play, and together we made a wager; if I didn’t complete this challenge, i’d face a humiliating forfeit. So the race was on!
How it worked was Twitter users would tweet their favourite London location, with a good anecdote attached to it, then we would make our way to the chosen place, I would draw it, and it would be uploaded immediately to Flickr. Barclays Cycle Hire had kindly given me a bike key for the duration of the project, and me, my Boris bike and the team at Think-Work-Play started out from Charing Cross at 12pm.
The challenge was a lot harder than I thought it’d be. Not because of the drawing, but when the exhuastion kicked in around 1am, it felt really hard to get back on the bike and ride to the next location. However, with one hour’s sleep at Think-Work-Play’s offices, I completed the challenge, finishing on time at 12pm beneath the London eye, completing my final (50th) illustration.
Then went to have a well earned beer.Design, Digital Art, Drawing2011
New Series of fantasy news coverage inspired by current events and people in the public eye. First few below – enjoy! Will be updated regularly as news tends to be quite regular.Blogging, Illustration, Writing2012
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