Yoga Life Drawing @ Yoke

I love life drawing and do it whenever I can. There’s loads of classes to choose from in London but I’m always drawn to the slightly alternative, themed classes. I have loved bondage life drawing, horror life drawing, stripper life drawing and shibari life drawing… the list goes on.  

As well as drawing, I do a lot of yoga. I love the shapes yogis make so ‘yoga life drawing’ seemed a good idea to me. So when I couldn’t find a regular yoga life drawing class in London, I decided to create my own.

Yoga Life Drawing is happening! The first session is on Sunday 15th October at Yoke in Dalston and it’s set to become a regular thing.

Read my blurb below and come along on the 15th! It will be fun I promise 🙂

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Life drawing is about observing the human form and drawing the shapes it creates. Yogis throw some pretty awesome shapes that are both challenging and fun to draw. So with the help of Illustrator Kate Philipson, we are launching a monthly class where you can draw (fully clothed) models striking amazing yoga poses.

Like yoga, drawing is a moving meditation. So whether you are a professional artist or haven’t picked up a pen in years, life drawing is a great way to relax and unlock creativity.

Each Yoga Life Drawing class will begin with a short yoga sequence to get your mind and body warmed up and ready to draw. After which, you’ll sit back with your sketchbook and let the yoga model do the work.

Our yoga models come in all shapes and sizes, so each session will bring new challenges. They are also all experienced yoga teachers, so will give insight into the correct alignment of the postures you’ll be drawing.

Yoga Life Drawing is open to everyone – no yoga or artistic experience required.

The first session is at Yoke on Sunday 15th October 1:30-4pm. Places are limited, so book your space now. £20 including booking fee. 

Yoga mats, props and art materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring along your own. And if you needed any more persuading…post yoga tea and treats will be provided.

BOOK YOUR SPACE HERE.

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FRONT 4-13I try to use my work as a form of escapism, but there is so much stupid shit going on in the world it’s not always possible.

I’m no political illustrator, but occasionally I use my work to comment on issues I feel strongly about. My illustration for Resonance Records’ Access EP cover is an example of this. This commission came in the same week that President Trump decided to suspend the US Visa Waiver Programme, so the title ‘Access’ resonated.

A few weeks after its release I was contacted by the San Diego Reader, asking to use my Access image for their front cover. The cover story was about the Syrian refugee population in the city, so my image for Access was a great fit.

This is my first front cover illustration which is super exciting. The fact it was used to raise awareness of something so relevant and important is even better 🙂

You stay classy, San Diego.

 

Happy International Women’s Day

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In my world every day is women’s day. However, it seems rude not to take full advantage of today. So this is me sending lady love across the globe, to anyone who identifies as female. We are the best 🙂

…and fellas if you’re feeling left out don’t worry, you’ve got 8 months to plan International Men’s Day (19th November in case you were wondering).

Bubbling With Creativity, Oozing With Soul

Mural Design by Kate Philipson

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I have just finished my largest mural project so far and, thanks to the photographic skills of my brother Matt Morgan, I can now share the results 🙂

The client, Soul London, is a direct marketing agency based in Farringdon’s iconic Zeppelin Building.

Their offices have loads of character but needed a bit of colour and cohesion.

The brief was to be contemporary, colourful, playful and human. And should include eyes (Soul’s logo) and a nod to music (an important influence and source of inspiration for Soul’s founding partners).

Most of the murals I have worked on previously have involved one or two walls, but this was a bigger project. In total there were seven surfaces to cover, from a 5m meeting room wall to the toilet doors, so there was plenty of scope for creativity.

Lots of research and doodling led me to this concept…‘Bubbling with creativity, oozing with Soul’. I chose bold colours to compliment and match the decor, and included a rose gold to add a metallic sheen. Here are the results…

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Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Creative Office
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Kitchen Area
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Entrance view
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Main office
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Main office detail
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Northern Soul Meeting Room
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Northern Soul Meeting Room
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Meeting Room Detail
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Toilet Doors
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Toilets
Mural Design by Kate Philipson
Soul London – Toilet Exit Message

News of Soul’s brighter office space was published in Marketing Communication News and The London Egotist.

Murals are a fun and clever way to add colour and a creative touch to workspaces and homes. If you have a space that needs brightening up, drop me an email or call me on 07973 942 774.

Beymen Bemoji

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(Smiley face jazz hands emoji) I can finally share the results of a project I’ve been working on all summer for the Turkish luxury department store, Beymen.

Beymen’s Autumn / Winter 2016-17 campaign is all about fun and self expression. I was commissioned to create 265 bespoke Beymen ‘Bemojis’ in my colourful, pop art style, to be used in a number of ways across the campaign.

Bemojis include everything from animals to food, weather to smiley faces, seasonal items and hand and lip signals (my favourites). These icons have been used across Beymen’s print and poster advertising campaign (see womenswear and menswear here) and on merchandise; including clothing, accessories, stationary, mugs, plus stickers and badges to personalise your own items with.

There’s also a campaign film (see below) and a smartphone app where you can stick Bemojis all over your photos.

The concept of this campaign, which was created by Turkish advertising agency Rafineri, is perfect for combining traditional advertising with online and social media. Beymen has a big online following and I still get such a thrill seeing my work on their instagram posts.

The Bemoji campaign launched this month and will continue to run until spring next year. So keep your eyes peeled for those Bemojis… (big eyes emoji)

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Soul Heaven @ Ocean Beach Ibiza 2016

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You might remember I illustrated a girl with a colourful vinyl afro last summer for Soul Heaven @ Ocean Beach Ibiza 2015? Well this year they were going for gold…

I created this golden girl for Soul Heaven‘s 2016 summer season at Ocean Beach Club Ibiza earlier this year, when summer was a distant thought. Now it’s here, almost over in fact, so this girl is halfway through her Ibiza season.

Groovy 😉

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Good Vibrations

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Wow 2016 is taking on runaway train status. I’ve had a mega busy year so far, but refuse to believe it’s May already!

I have been working on a load of things I can’t talk about yet, but thankfully I can share the work  I’ve done for Resonance Records. I’ve created the artwork for three new EPs for Resonance since my last post in January, so here they are… Untitled, Anytime and Dropkick.

These will shortly be available as prints, along with my other artwork for Resonance, so watch this space for more info…

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Resonance

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I’m super excited to be working with Resonance Records Ltd in 2016. The creation of DJs Max Chapman and Mark Jenkyns, Resonance is set for big things, so I’m really happy to have been picked to provide artwork for their new releases.

It’s a dream job for me – the guys give me a one word title for the EP and the freedom to draw whatever comes to mind.

And the ideas have been coming thick and fast – I have already completed the artwork for the first three EPs: Revolution, 43 and Vortex. Can you tell which is which?

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