Walpole promotes, protects and develops British Luxury worldwide. I worked with the team on the luxurious book that they publish each year. A lovely large beautifully produced tome that was fantastic to see my work reproduced in. You can see more images in the portfolio section on my site and here below is a fun illustration of the Royals that have had a hand in shaping our fashions and tastes. The first style influencers of our day!
Hicce X Wolf & Badger are gearing up for their first summer by launching a living botanical terrace. They've teamed up with Ketel One Botanical, a new first-of-its-kind spirit, to create this pop-up, outdoor bar, which will overlook the courtyard at Coal Drops Yard and the stunning 'kissing' roofs.
The centre piece of the terrace will be the specially created bar featuring plants and foliage, surrounded by green and cream tables, lending to the theme. I got to visualise the bar in all its glory and this has been used to promote the pop up. See you there, mine’s a vodka cocktail please!
Hand’s up who likes a crumpet!? Well, these are not normal crumpets, these are gourmet offerings from some of the Uk’s hottest Restaurants. I was commissioned by The Stylist magazine to illustrate these delicious treats and I can confirm I was very hungry as I drew….I’m planning a crumpet tour at some point this year to sample ALL of these!
Six in-store events in four countries equals a lot of leather painting. I adorned the gorgeous Lee Bag from the Spring/Summer collection with palm trees, birds, poppies, lemon plants and a floral alphabet. The customer chose the icon and then I painted on to the bag in front of their very eyes, for them to take home and show off. Tory’s latest handbag came in three sizes and in colours of beautiful sunny yellow, black and tan.
I was lucky enough to visit Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi receiving a warm welcome in all of the stores. The Tory Burch teams and customers are unlike any others, the feeling of happiness and joy is felt throughout this international bunch!
I got the chance to work with sports photographer James Cannon on a joint project. Here is what he had to say about it….’I’m always interested in the characters involved in Sport. Predators is a new series exploring those larger-than-life characters players become during peak moments of a game. Having seen Jo’s inspiring and playful illustrations bring photos to life, we collaborated on highlighting the competitive, predatory and energetic battle between animal and man.’
And credit where credit is due – A huge thank you to all the team for your skills, energy and enthusiasm throughout the shoot.
London Blitz ‘A’ team
Studio – Nancy Sheridan
Lighting – Ken Street
Retouching – Sam @ Darkroom Digital
Make up – Haleigh Maskall
The wonderful Hoppers of London is a Sri Lankan restaurant run by the successful JKS team. I was taken on board to illustrate their main website, and then on the strength of that also the cocktail menu and Raksha mask's (which to adorn the walls.)
The food is delicious, as I was lucky enough to try, and the team wanted to reflect the fun energy of their cooking in the illustrations. We drew on Sri Lankan comics for inspiration resulting in a fun feel and I produced for the team illustrated recipe cards, send in a PR pack. I've been back for more hoppers and curry since and also gave a small talk about illustration to the staff members who attentively listened to me and then drew their own masterpieces.