These are two illustrations I have created which will become murals for the ACE Hotel chain, who have just opened a new branch in Shoreditch, London.
I'll do another blog post in a few weeks once I've installed the murals! Very excited to see them up on the walls...
"Ace Hotel is a collection of individuals — multiple and inclusive, held together by an affinity for the soulful. We are not here to reinvent the hotel, but to readdress its conventions to keep them fresh, energized, human.
We accept the hotel as a potential for real, fluid community. We believe that hospitality is compassion, that it is not servility but genuine concern for others' well-being and the ability to live with empathy.
We believe that Mr. Strummer was right when he sang, "If you're after getting the honey, hey — then you don't go killing all the bees," because there is no honey without bees.
And Mr. Blake was right when he said that "Life delights in life," meaning that cultivating joy attracts more joy.
We like the stories that come with things and think that wherever you are, you should feel like you're there.
Always go with the best idea, regardless of where it comes from and be willing to learn from anybody.
Do what's got to be done everyday.
The basic things matter.
Try not to be a jerk.
The truth doesn't always make sense, but it usually feels right.
Try to make something everyday.
The only free will you have is how well you respond to fate, so steel yourself and smile.
Work can be a beautiful thing when done beautifully, and it's a lot more fun done together than apart.
This, more than anything else, is why people want to sleep with us."
Work in progress: