Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Here's one of those jobs that is a joy to receive and a pleasure to work on. Monstats is a brand new series of 'playing' cards for children that will help them to learn numeracy - but without numbers!! 
Well, minimal amount of numbers. Primarily it teaches mathematics by clever use of picture permutations, and all based on wonderfully fantastic monsters. I was given free reign to create and illustrate 12 scary monsters which would then be expanded into 48 unique cards.


Here's the logo design to watch out for.


The card packs come with various lesson plans and activity sheets and in a few weeks time can be ordered online from

All 48 cards plus key card and reverse design.


There are 12 classes of monsters in 5 different environments and each monster can be vegetarian, carnivore, male, female and dangerous on a scale of 2 to 10. Add to this the tail length and wingspan and you soon realise that there are (probably) millions of permutations to engage children in a wide spectrum of subject lessons.


Detail showing individual cards.


Detail showing head of Green Dragon.


This green Ogre is my favourite from the whole set. I'm planning a Monster workshop in schools and hoping to print out this Ogre at life size to accompany me!


Remember to watch out for these in the coming weeks, the card packs come with various lesson plans and activity sheets and in a few weeks time can be ordered online from




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