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On the 1st of August

August 2, 2019

white rose yorkshire day mercedes leon illustration hallmark uk

The first of August is Yorkshire Day – celebrated in 1975 as a protest against reorganisation from central government, it also marks the emancipation of the slaves from the British Empire in 1834, something William Wilberforce, a Yorkshire MP, had campaigned for. This is an illustration I did for Hallmark UK instagram & social media.

Uni & Me Journal

June 15, 2019

Uni and Me, from Paperchase

+65 colour page life journal for university students, with illustrations and hand lettering through fun sections and space to write down your thoughts.

Now with matching desk pad for increased (un) productivity – can be bought online at

Journal for Grown Ups

June 1, 2019

I Can’t Adult Today, +60 colour pages illustrated life journal with hard covers and plenty of space to write, budgeting pages and all sorts of sections, charts and prompts – ideal for well-organised wanna-be grown-ups, from Paperchase

Here some of my favourite illustrations and spreads, with hand drawn icons and lettering all through 🙂 Can be bought online too at

Women in literature: Gloria Fuertes

April 27, 2019

gloria fuertes prensa violeta dia visibilidad lesbica women illustration merchesico mercedes leon morado

To make a little contribution to the day of Lesbian Visibility, I did an illustration of the much loved spanish writer Gloria Fuertes for the magazine La Prensa Violeta (Gijón)

United against climate change

April 16, 2019

rainbow bird world earth climate chage illustration education mercedes leon merchesicoSunset in the Park (United Against Climate Change), 2018
Mural illustration to support and contribute to the world-wide campaign, driven by younger generations, demanding a change in how governments and corporations are addressing our impact on the enviroment and fighitng the climate change. Extinction Rebellion! Please vote for the Green Party on the next election (upcoming one is May the 2nd, day after Worker’s Day – make your voice heard!)

Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

Extra vagancia merchesico

Laying Idle (Extra Vagancia) Digital illustration for the International Women’s Day 2019

Love is in today

February 14, 2019

Love is in today, 2019

Happy Valentine’s everyone (always nice to celebrate love, even at work) It’s late, but just to keep the momentum going x