Friday, 5 September 2014
The guys at Bokhari Records are celebrating their 10th release and have asked some of their previous record sleeve artists to remix each others imagery. I've chosen to remix Radio Design's splendid 3D cover by stripping back all the abstract majesty and turning it into a daft lil' eye-headed hand creature. All the remixed artworks are available as posters at the Bokhari site. You can my previous sleeve art for Bokhari on my site here.
Friday, 22 August 2014
Advanced Photoshop magazine recently asked me to devise a portrait tutorial for them of a legendary vintage Hollywood figure. James Dean seemed to fit the bill nicely and came with the added bonus of working with 50's Americana road-themed imagery which is always enjoyable. The tutorial can be found in this month's issue and the illustration also features on the cover. See it larger on the site here.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
launch artwork comes the Summer campaign. Working with Premm Design again we developed the original style and composition further and introduced a warmer yellow/orange to the brand palette. The brief was to emphasise the family fun appeal and to entice the general public to visit the great new space that it has become. Once again the illustration had to work across multiple print formats and moving billboards, for which I also created the animation, and will be popping up all over London town anytime now. You can see all the QEOP work so far on the site here.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Here's a little catch-up on recent illustrations for the ABSRM music exam book cover series. A new Piano Exam Pieces illustration was commissioned for the 2015 & 2016 Syllabus along with a single cover for the Guitar, Harp, Harpsichord, Organ & Percussion. The Clarinet gets two covers for Sight Reading and Scales & Arpeggios. Great art direction as usual by Kate Benjamin. See further work for ABRSM on the site here.
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Into The Future column. This month's article looked at the idea of extraterrestrial liberty and freedom beyond the Earth. Explored scenarios included human rights issues on Martian colonies and the possibility of Total Recall-esque tyrannical uprisings.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
3 x 3 illustration shows were successful. Claude Debussy's Life In Miniature animation picked up a Merit in the Professional Show and my cover illustration for Sophia Mcdougall's Mars Evacuees received an Honorable Mention in the Picture Book Show.
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Into The Future column looks at the possibility of a world where servile robots are self-aware enough to stand up for their own rights. As the writer Stephen Baxter suggests 'if you're smart enough to ask for freedom, you're smart enough to deserve it.' Asimov-tastic! See further Into The Future sci-fi illustrations on the site here.
Barcelona for the Primavera Sound festival held at the large Parc Del Forum along the coast. It was a biggie this year with highlights including QOTSA, NIN, Pixies, Arcade Fire, Factory Floor, Andy Stott and Kronos Quartet. Great fun was had at the festy as always with an extra day of recovery in the beautiful city consuming plates of padron peppers.
Friday, 13 June 2014
Friday, 6 June 2014
RIBA to adapt my London skyline illustration to promote an upcoming event called London's Greatest Buildings on 24th June, part of the London Architecture Festival. I was very happy to do so, always a pleasure working on architectural imagery.
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Claude Debussy's Life In Miniature has been shortlisted for this year's AOI Illustration Awards in the Design category. The Awards show will be held at Somerset House, London later in the year.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Monday, 19 May 2014
Here's a new illustration for Nominet Trust's latest provocation paper The Personal (Computer) Is Political. It looks at the importance of understanding how digital/social media technologies are put together and the driving forces behind them. You can see previous illustrations for Nominet Trust on the site here.
Friday, 9 May 2014
Post-Invasion Card of the series depicting a serene and watery demise for this space junker in the Lake of Banyoles. You can see the full set on my site here. It's been a blast!
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
I'm triple happy to be able to say three of my entries were chosen this year for the Applied Arts Illustration Awards. My Claude Debussy: A Life In Miniature animation was a winner in the Motion category, The Skull in the Poster category and Next Steps In The Final Frontier in Editorial. Quadruple chuffed to also have an extensive interview, entitled Colour Ways for the Split Run section, in the current Awards Issue that can also be read online here.
Friday, 2 May 2014
Post-Invasion Cards set featuring a colossal wreck splayed across the mysteriously titled mountain range of La Mujer Muerta (The Dead Woman). Nice view from the balcony. See the set in more detail on my site here.