Visual concepts

These are some of the visual spreads I conceptualised and commissioned for The National, including the fantastic monthly centrespread that the brilliant David Downton illustrated for a couple of years – a series that won us awards for Art Direction from the Society for News Design.

David Downton illustrates Elizabeth Taylor after her death on March 23 2011
A visual representation of the route for Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour, running since 1988, on his 70th birthday on May 24 2011. Each year is represented by a different coloured line
Arts & Life cover for Royal Wedding Special edition, illustrated by David Downton
Designers Stéphane Rolland, Antonio Marras, Anne-Valérie Hash and David Morris offer their designs for Catherine Middleton’s wedding to Prince William, Wedding Special 2011
David Downton illustrates Jean Paul Gaultier as his first retrospective opens in Montreal
David Downton illustrates the unutterably chic Sheika Mozah of Qatar wearing Stéphane Rolland
Images from the Savage Beauty retrospective of Alexander McQueen at the Costume Institute
Behind the scenes at Christian Louboutin’s special orders workshop in Paris. Photos: Stephen Lock
Cover for the Couture Sketchbook by David Downton
Centrespread of Couture Sketchbook executed by David Downton in Paris for The National
Partywear for New Year 2011
Guide to mushrooms at Gourmet Abu Dhabi, illustrated by yours truly.
Michele Palazzi photographs the dress fittings by Rami Al Ali for his Rome couture show.
Street style in Aspen – part of a series on street fashion around the world

Elvis's 75th birthday celebrated with a make-your-own dancing Elvis puppet

Behind the scenes at Annie Leibowitz’s shoot for Dior’s Lady Red campaign, starring Marion Cotillard; a Middle East exclusive at the time.

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