Sunday, 19 October 2014


I've FINALLY joined Twitter (at long bloody last)! You can follow me @StephPrints to keep up to date with my adventures. 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Christmas Card

A snippet of a Christmas card I've been working for a private commission. More to follow soon!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

AOI London Places and Spaces

This is my entry for the Association of Illustrators annual competition. This years theme 'London Places and Spaces' required me to capture either an iconic or lesser known part of London in an illustration celebrating a vibrant and multi layered, multicultural city. I wanted to depict a part of London that is open to everyone; a public space that can be enjoyed without having to pay a fee. As a result, I chose Chumleigh Gardens (situated in Burgess Park, South London) as my space. The garden itself is a celebration of multiculturalism, with a series of interlinking smaller 'world' gardens each featuring plants from a different part of the globe. The central Islamic garden features as the centre piece to my illustration. The gardens are also an important part of the local community, with raised beds for the use of school groups and community gardeners to grow their own produce. 

I created this entire piece digitally with a graphics tablet- a process which is still relatively new to me, and a departure from my usual screen printing. Through this change in media, I was able to add layers of detail I would usually have to avoid out of practicality. This is definitely a method of working with which I will continue to experiment.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Norfolk Broads... in COLOUR!

Aaand here's the finished coloured in map of the Norfolk Broads! I had a really great time producing this piece- the whole thing was coloured and finished digitally with a pen and tablet- a completely new way of working for me. I'll definitely be experimenting with this more in the future so watch this space!

Monday, 15 September 2014

AOI Competition

Another work in progress, this time a piece for the AOI's Prize for Illustration competition. I'll post up more details on the concept behind the illustration after deadline day, but here's a preview! 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Norfolk Broads

The beginnings of a digital commission of the Norfolk Broads. I've got this pretty much mapped out now although I will make a few small alterations to layout and positioning of some of the smaller bits and pieces. Coloured version to follow in the next couple of weeks!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

And we're ...OPEN!

I'm pleased to announce that my Not On The High Street store is now... OPEN! Follow the link below to have a look- there's plenty of prints both original and digital to suit a variety of budgets. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Not On The High Street

Today I've been busy photographing all of my stock ready for the launch of my Not On The High Street shop- fingers crossed it'll be up and running very shortly! Watch this space!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Bits and Pieces

Here are a few prints I've been working on recently: 'A' for Amsterdam for my alphabet cities, and maps of London and New York. All will be available to buy via my 'Not on the High Street' shop (coming shortly)! 

'A' is for Amsterdam


New York

Monday, 14 July 2014

A to Z of Cities

This is a current little something I'm working on; I plan to create a series of prints based around the first letter of a city. Each letter will feature little illustrated elements that represent the chosen place. So far I've finished London and Barcelona.

Over the summer I intend to collate them all into a small book. They'll also be available to purchase online... watch this space!

Central America

I've just finished working on a print in response to my recent trip to Central America. It's 4 colours and predominately typography based, featuring places visited and activities undertaken. It was great fun to create- especially as each place explored fed a stream of little stories in my head. I'm also really pleased with the colour scheme on this one- they compliment each other well.

Original sketch below

Den Haag take 2

Apologies on behalf of my poor neglected blog! I've gotten in the habit of updating more frequently on my Facebook page

However, this will be rectified! A string of updates to follow...

Here's my completed 2 colour screen printed map of The Hague, Netherlands. 

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Bon Voyage

Well, tomorrow I'm off on a whistle stop adventure of Guatemala, Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico! Expect to see some new work inspired by my travels when I get back. See you in a couple of weeks!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Den Haag

A current work in progress- a commissioned map of Den Haag in the Netherlands. All ready for colour sheets and prep!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Pattern Pattern Pattern

This was a sample of a digital pattern I designed to use on some privately commissioned cards. It's not something I've really worked with much before, but I really enjoyed putting it all together. I definitely want to keep experimenting and working with pattern- both digital and screen printed. Keep your eyes peeled for more of this in the future!

Inkygoodness Feature


My work has been featured on the blog of the guys at Inkygoodness! Make sure you also have a peek at the work of some of the other featured illustrators and artists- the work of Noa Snir was a particular favourite! Follow the link to have look...

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Rock Paper Scissors

Hello everyone! 

I'm very pleased to announce that you can now get your hands on some of my prints at Rock Paper Scissors in Lincoln. They have a selection of my digital prints on sale (including Lincoln and the Liontamer) and lots of Lincoln greetings cards too. If you're a Lincoln local... go have a look!

Here's everything all wrapped up and ready to go...

Monday, 3 February 2014

SNAM 2014 Calendar

These are a few images from the 2014 calendar I illustrated for Italian energy company SNAM. Each illustration explored a particular theme or specific element of the business and the production of natural gas for consumer use. Themes included: sustainability and the protection of the environment, SNAM as a European network and integration. I produced a total of 13 full colour screen printed images for a tight 8 week deadline.

You can view more of the calendar at my website:, or see the full downloadable version at:

For more information on SNAM, follow the link below:

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Monday, 20 January 2014

Mapa de Guatemala

Here we are, all finished!


I'm working on a new map inspired by a pending trip to Central America. I've decided to do some experimenting with Photoshop, so this piece will be completely digital and hand drawn. Watch this space!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

New year, new website!

I've given my old website a much needed overhaul and moved to Cargo! Have a look here: