30 March 2017

Well I have not posted anything for a while but work carries on. I spent ages painting the above picture, which is actually huge in size and took ages. I also joined a screen printing studio. At some point in the summer I am hoping to exhibit some of the prints, do get in touch if you know of a good London venue. I joined Instagram and you can see some of the prints and stuff I've been up to on there (@anniestraus)

Also I added a few examples of my scribing (also known as graphic facilitation) onto my website- I've previously kept that type of work seperate from my illustration but recently figured it's all coming out of the same hand so why be coy about it. More soon!

25 August 2016

02 August 2016

Some wall painting for Seen Display at the Tea Buildings. No faffing quick sketches then getting to it.

04 May 2016

I enjoyed doing a few days of live painting at the VM & Display show at the Business Design Centre in London a few weeks ago. Thanks to everyone who came and paid me a visit on my doodling days.

07 April 2016

I did a load of editorial illustrations for the Mail Online about an anonymous couple of first time buyers trying to navigate the minefield of dodgy estate agents, overpriced and dramatically damp flats, and tricks of the trade in their pursuit for a home. Read some of the articles here, here, here and with a bit of a happy ending - here

08 October 2015

Celebrating light in darkness and the triumph of good, this festival of light is one of the most magical, colourful and welcoming. The above is my first and second poster drafts for the celebrations at the community gardens in East Ham, a beautiful and inclusive place full of hard working chutney making, pumpkin baking staff and volunteers, a perfect venue to celebrate Diwali.

28 August 2015

One of my absolute favourite projects so far this year was being commissioned by The Spark to create an instillation depicting their specially commissioned poem celebrating the 75th anniversary of Southfields Library (now re-opened and re-vamped and re-named 'Pork Pie Library and Community Centre' ) It was great to approach them with a design and be given the freedom to go ahead and create it from scratch. It's a permanent piece so you can sit back down and have one more cup of tea before rushing over there in hoards.

20 July 2015

Here are some chalk boards I made last year for a happy couple Lucy and Ben.

16 July 2015

Beautiful sign engraved on plastic by The Manchester Rubber Stamp Company. I'll post some pictures of the project I had it made for next!

03 July 2015

Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan, obviously! If you are in East London why not celebrate at Bonny Downs Community Garden in East Ham. I made them the above poster as part of their year of interfaith festivities.

05 June 2015

I did an advert illustration and an editorial doodle for some business mags! Art Direction Hidden Gem Design.

27 May 2015

A few months ago I exhibited at Lauderdale House in London with Arachne Press. The paintings I made for the show were all based on my recent visit to Rome. The characters in the fountains, the ruins, the beasties. Above are a few of the paintings. Most are available to purchase so if you would like a piece of original art then get in touch. 

20 May 2015

Caroline and her team at Holmqvist Design have a new website! Have a look here! I did the little doodley icons for it.

24 April 2015

 I did the lettering for the 2015 revised edition of the Scout's handbook 'Prepared' See more of the images on my website. The book can be bought here.  Art direction and book design by Jo Bateman.