Jeff hails from Melbourne Australia where he studied Fine Art – Film and Animation at Preston Institute of Technology in the 70s. He flirted with London for a while before settling down in France in 1993. The bulk of Jeff's work has been book cover design as well as working in design and exhibiting regularly in Paris and London.
A personal project for my recent trip to Italy. Faux-vintage matchbooks exploring my love for Italian design, offset printing and vintage design.
The history of fruit wrappers dovetails nicely with the early practice of graphic design long before this term was ever coined. The practice of wrapping fruit with tissue papers "began as a means of controlling the spread of fungal decay" according to Maurice Rickards in his book Encyclopedia of Ephemera. They were originally introduced for wrapping citrus fruits like oranges and lemons in the late 19th century, but were later adopted for apricots, tomatoes and other produce. Soon growers…
Saints on citrus fruit wrappers: the beauty of good - Italian Ways
There was a time when citrus fruits were wrapped in the images of saints like Francis of Assisi, Anthony the Abbot, Cosmas and Damian, Rita, Jerome, Lucy, Rosalia… There even was Moses, the prophet of the Old Testament, with a Michelangelesque “Why don’t you speak?” – which according to legend was what the artist asked […]
“Scacchetti”: beauty wrapped around Sicily’s citrus fruit - Italian Ways
We continue our exploration of the art surrounding Sicily’s citrus fruit industry. Citrus fruits gave rise to some of the liveliest companies in the region between the 19th and the 20th century – and became a de facto symbol of the island, popular and recognized in the whole world. After showcasing the perforated paper and […]