Tag Archives: illustration

Can You Judge a Book By It’s Cover?

The last job for the new 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook: finish the cover. I’ve been literally tearing my hair out, trying to do the best job i can do. I’m entirely unsure why it’s harder than any … Continue reading

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Beyond Digital: Into the Social Age

It’s my final day working on the Social Leadership Handbook, 2nd Edition. As usual, closing it down has taken weeks longer than i expected. It’s like moving house: you clear all your stuff out and it takes x amount of … Continue reading

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The Final Few: Social Leadership Illustrations #3

The last set i promise: i’m #WorkingOutLoud as i complete the illustrations for the new edition of the Social Leadership Handbook. The text is finished, and thirty illustrations done, so here i’m sharing the final few. It’s an ecclectic collection: … Continue reading

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The languages of learning: manga

Manga is an art-form without taboos, a free flowing comic book style that is unafraid to tackle challenging subjects. Unlike Disney, which is constrained by child friendly certification, manga is free to roam wherever it chooses. It’s stylised, often gritty, … Continue reading

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Imagery in e-learning: is a picture really worth a thousand words, and are they the right ones?

We’re working on a kind of storybook project this week, using photos to create montages of action, with speech bubbles and text panels. It’s a neat and simple presentation style, but it does mean you have to think quite carefully … Continue reading

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The power of design: looking good, feeling good.

My favourite book is a copy of the Hobbit that i won in an art competition when i was about ten. It’s a great story, self contained, elements of adventure and companionship, a dragon and treasure and, best of all, … Continue reading

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