"That cutting-out will never get you anywhere", remarked my Dad once when I was a kid. I wanted then, and still do, my own wall of pictures to emulate the one I’d seen in the film ‘If ’, the one where Malcolm McDowell is Mick Travis (the start of that trilogy), and he shoots darts from an air gun into a wall covered with pages ripped from magazines.

My Dad had a magical drawer full of scissors, one for every possible occasion. My favourite was a pair of haircutting scissors he used on my precious hair – I hated getting my haircut – but I particularly liked the ‘finger tang’ and they proved perfect for a more exact cutting-out of more pictures. He was good with his hands. And scissors are still my favorite things.

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It’s Nice That / Showtime US / Wallpaper Magazine / Issey Miyake / Pond Lehockey / Nike / Adidas / Givenchy / The British Museum / The City Of New York / The New Yorker / Arjowiggins / New York Magazine / Print Magazine US / The Monkeys, Australia / Design Museum / NME / The Observer / Sunday Times Magazine / New York Times / Straight No ChaserMagazine / Talkin’ Loud / On U-Sound / Island / Sony / Atlantic / Nokia / Wieden + Kennedy / D4 Design / The Wire Magazine / New Scientist / GQ Magazine / Esquire Magazine / IBM / The Design Museum

Wardrobe Project Howies, London 2002
Ballpoint Curated by Angus Hyland, Pentagram Gallery, London 2005
Mass Production Christopher Henry Gallery, New York 2006
It’s Nice That Talk Series, London 2009
If You Could Collaborate – with Riitta Ikonen, A Foundation Gallery, London 2010
AIGA / NY Talk with Riitta Ikonen
Save The Children, Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Station, New York
Papier Hier Conference Antalis, Amsterdam 2012
Sgt Brodie Installation Showtime Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Station, NY
Brighton Illustration: Then Now After … 2013
Hardcourt Wheel Cover Exhibition ‘Look Mum No Hands’ Café, London 2014
Secret 7”, London 2015

Design after Dark: The Story Of Dancefloor Style, Cynthia Rose, 1991
HeadCase, 1992
Sampler: Contemporary Music Graphics, Adrian Shaughnessy, 1999
Specials, edited by Liz Farrelly, Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2001
Pen and Mouse, edited by Angus Hyland, Laurence King, 2001
Restart: New Systems in Graphic Design, Christian Kusters & Emily King, 2001
Digital Illustration: A Master Class in Creative Image-Making, L Zeegen, 2005
The Fundamentals of Illustration / Lawrence Zeegen, 2005
Ian Wright: Design & Designer 079 / Lawrence Zeegen, 2010
The A–Z of Visual Ideas: How to Solve any Creative Brief, John Ingledew, 2011
Fifty Years of Illustration, Lawrence Zeegen, 2014