Picturing Thoughts


Born out of a relentless need to explore, Picturing Thoughts is an ongoing personal project. Thoughts are turned into images, thereby creating space for more interesting thoughts. The title is inspired by Alan Fletcher’s book, Picturing and Poeting, its own title being borrowed from a remark allegedly made by Kurt Schwitters.


The images are a really fascinating insight into a designer’s mind, and it’s fun to compare and contrast the entries here with his consummate – but very different – client work.”

It's Nice That online magazine

You can read the It’s Nice That feature here. Picturing Thoughts was also featured on Form Fifty Five, and in the After Hours exhibition hosted by the Jerwood Gallery in 2013.

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