Illustration commisioned by NMCN
Ellen Pearce
I Have a use for you

Leigh Furby is a letterer, designer and pen for hire from North London. He has a fondness for dogs, Tottenham Hotspur, the colour pink and is a filthy liberal with a filthier turn of phrase.

The cards always look different when it's your turn to play them; loaded with subtly different possibilities.
Bohemia Halloween poster on coloured stock
Illustrations for Which? Reviews app
Printing proof of the Bohemia Halloween poster


Selected clients

John Lewis, Vodafone, NMCN, Pearsons, UNISON, London Zoo, MTV, Sky, Which?, EDF Energy, London Olympics 2012, Film Council, Secret Cinema, Digitonal, Blak Twang.

Commercial work

For long to medium term in house work please contact my agent, for short comissions feel free to contact me on twitter.

After I was domesticated in Finchley, I was allowed to roam the UK scrawling in stolen marker pens, I began attending a college in the north where they taught me to turn my curves on a computer whilst adjusting to the climate. Then I went to work for a BigCompany™ where I made big, complicated, and quite possibly, evil designs.

I now work as a pen for hire in London Town; splurging pink everywhere whilst drawing letters, illustrations, and making things to control glyphs and curves.

I saw a shaman to have the evil expunged.

Sample of some of the dresses and clothing drawn for John Lewis
Detail of London Town map
New logotype for Opposite Days. Reversed chisel with double lighting
New logotype for Opposite Days. Reversed chisel with double lighting
Logo for Opposite Days digital consultancy
Detail of corner pressing
Colby Brewery Beer illustrations
Freshly letterpressed invitations from Blush Printing in Wales


Beating Jet lag

Pilita Clark on avoiding epic jet lag.

Finally, forget all the guff about resetting your body clock with light, melatonin or whatnot and concentrate on doing it with food. Eat as little as possible at the airport and on the plane, then tuck in at the first meal time in your destination, preferably breakfast at least 14 or so hours later...There is even research to back it up, though admittedly it was done on mice.

Long been a proponent of breaking fast in a heroic fashion.

Lingua Francas

Again, Michael Skapinker in the FT writing about Marcon's ambitions to make French the lingua franca:

He sees a coming demographic dividend for French. Seventy per cent of Africans are under 30, and the continent’s population growth will be explosive....

English - The winners curse

Michael Skapinker on the UKs challenge of being a monolingual society:

One essay describes EU meetings where everyone speaks English without anyone bothering with the interpreters. “But when a British or Irish participant takes the floor, you can often notice...

2017AD by DJ Cable

Just in time: DJ Cable drops his annual 🔥....