‘My name is Ewan and I am an illustrator and maker of things. I have been labouriously making things out of paper since I was little, 3D cars and lorries, my own little newspapers and castles from old cardboard boxes. These days, to make it look like I have grown up, I draw, make and sell my ‘art’ to galleries and shops throughout the UK. I write and make books, make cards, badges and screen prints, produce T-shirts and CD’s of lo-fi, home recorded tunes inspired by my drawings and the seasons. I take my inspiration from the past, at the moment these birds are taken from ‘Regency’ period dances and country fairs. ’
I would love some of these in beautiful prints on my wall! Ewan John, check him out: http://www.ewanjohn.com/portfolio.html
Tribes people, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea. “I was shooting in Papua New Guinea for the BBC’s landmark documentary Human Planet. I randomly met these guys in the forest near a local singsing ritual. We couldn’t understand each other, and I don’t know anything about them, who they are, or where they came from…”
Photograph: Timothy Allen
And on my other wall, this is a stylised map of Paris. Also been gathering dust in the roof.
When digging through family treasures, I found this framed Japanese graphic wrapping paper. Dad had bought a japanese dagger some 40 years ago and it came wrapped in this. He ironed it out and framed it. My grandmother at the time expressed her distaste, dad’s delighted that I’ve now taken a shine to it. Just shows, good design can look good in any setting.