My name is Diane and I'm a freelance editor based in Melbourne, Australia. Notes to a Further Excuse is a design and lifestyle blog that brings together my love of design, illustration, homewares, stationery, photography, travel and all manner of other other lovely things.
I love these retro-style prints from British illustrator and designer Marcus Walters. Marcus studies at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design in London, and now works across a variety of media including collage, drawing and screen printing, and much of his artwork is created by hand. Aside from his solo work, Marcus is also co-founder of graphic design studio New Future Graphic, who have done some lovely work, and his commercial client list includes Honda, BBC, Uniqlo, Levis, Coca-Cola, Yellow Pages, Amnesty, Fairtrade Foundation, Strada, Royal Mail , Orange, Innocent Smoothies, Waterstones and various publications worldwide including Monocle, New York Times and O Magazine.
Marcus has also exhibited his artwork in group shows across Europe and America and has been featured in numerous magazines and books. He shares a studio in Gloucestershire with his wife Hayley, an accomplished screen printer who prints the editions of Marcus’s work (check our their screen printing blog here).
I really like how Marcus incorporates bright colours and simple shapes into his designs. To see more of Marcus's work, check out his website, and pop over to his online shop to purchase his prints.