Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Studio #2






Week 1 in the new studio! We have been busy painting walls, plastering holes, scrubbing floors and finalising who's in! Haribo are making a lot of money this week.

 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Other Persuits



I was photographed for Bicycle Buyer magazine by the very talented Sam Ashley for a feature on how artists in London like to get around this town best...

Thanks to Posy Dixon for hooking us up.

 

Drawings




A selection of new drawings I have completed for various clients over the last few weeks.

 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Linocuts




I've been working on some very simple linocuts for the first time, just because it feels good to do something real. I'll post some photos of the prints when I've made them. I rarely 'design' anything before I make it, so it's interesting to see what happens when one of these images is in translation; I tried not to get too hung up on the details because for now I'm just curious to see how the first one will print. I found I already owned some black, white, cerise, orange and viridian inks (and their amazing names!) so looking forward to these colours leading something new.

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nokia - The Mobile Filmmakers Bible






I have just finished this project through Work Club for Nokia, which is designed to encourage students to make films on their mobiles.

Digital agency Work Club first approached me with a commission for 10 felt tip pen illustrations for the filmmakers project, which after some thought I decided the drawings would work better if I also was able to art direct and design the project. Excitingly, Work Club agreed and I was given the opportunity to pull the whole thing together. I was able to not only produce the illustrations, manage print handling and develop a selection of type treatments, but also to commission photographer Steve Bliss to reinact and photograph all the classic film moments Work Club had written. We had great fun getting all our friends to dress as ninja's and run away screaming from UFO's...

 

Olympus XA2 - daytrips






 

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Studio

I am setting up a new studio in De Beauvoir / Dalston with Landfill Editions, Telegramme, Loligo, David Callow and Patternity which is very exciting indeed! We are looking for a few more small studios or individuals to join us; so if you think it could make a nice new home for your work, drop me an email.




 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Art of Conversation



This is going to be a treat indeed.

 

Poster Roast



Despite my fear of doing the same thing for 2 days in a row, I had the great pleasure of attending Poster Roast at the Camden Crawl this weekend; the first public showcase of the UK's answer to Flatstock is here! There was live screen printing to ace bands, stage diving to acoustic folk, and lots of fantastic printed posters; including one by poster artist Adam Pobiak featuring an excellent drawing of my neighbour, the Amazing Mole Man of Dalston. Hopefully the posters shall be roasting again in Hamburg this September, where I might even have a thing or two to sell...