Monday, February 10, 2014

IF : Prehistoric

This weeks Illustration Friday is Prehistoric! Thought I'd rip my own work off with 'Meat Lovers', clearly stolen from my 'In My Mind' project...

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Kleenex Colour Me In

Doodles from my pencil feature on some limited edition 'Colour Me In' Kleenex tissue packs in Oz currently...

Not the easiest assignment I've ever undertaken - these had to work in simple black line, with the client requesting 'more and more' detail. The timeline was ridiculous too!

There are 4 packs in total, each featuring top and side panels loaded with Australian icons from the outback, the sea, the beach and the sports arena. Kleenex are running a competition currently for the 'best colourer-inner'...

Monday, January 6, 2014

IF: Time

This weeks Illustration Friday is Time. I'm finally getting back into the swing of illustration after a relocation from London to Melbourne... whilst waiting for the visa clearance, I spent many an hour looking at my watch like this, waiting, wondering if the bus would ever arrive. Of course, it always does - eventually.

Design Industry Voices 2013 report infographic

I've just completed my latest illustration commission - an infographic for Design Industry Voices, an annually prepared report about the state of the UK design industry. Check their website out here. It's mostly hand drawn, with type and colour added digitally.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mechanical Failure

This month marks the final poster in a series of 12 throughout the year that I've produced for Facelift. It's entitled 'Mechanical Failure' and talks to the importance of checking your machine before and after use.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chop Chop!

November's Facelift poster is about hand safety. Mind those fingers!

Hello Melbourne

I've moved to Melbourne, Australia!

Having returned to Europe 18 months ago after 5 years of living in Sydney, the thought of moving back to Australia was both thrilling and horrifying. So much fun, yet so much stress, what with visas and the need to pack everything up in small boxes again, and send them on their way. And of course, the huge financial expense - no matter how many times I've done it, it never ever gets any cheaper.

But the decision was made, and flights along with shipping agents were booked and we left the UK in August.

I now call Melbourne home - and wow, what a super cool place it is!

A city awash with graffiti and super trendy street art, I find myself wandering side streets with a camera day and night, and seem very content to waste away the hours simply sitting in cafés, sipping fine coffee and doodling the local wildlife.

Hello Melbourne!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sky Fall!

This months Facelift poster warns of the dangers of working on fragile roofing.

The client asked for more copy and less emphasis on a dominant headline this month, meaning the imagery had to work harder. It's dramatic visual is a stark reminder of where you might end up if working on flat roofs.

The full range of the past 7 months can be seen here:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

R64 Poster

"R is for" was a project I started some time ago - of course, R is for Rhett, my son. There's a folder somewhere on Flickr with a few of these, but I've been snapping them for ages and have finally gotten around to corralling them all into one folder.

Here are 64 I quite like. There are more, but 64 makes for a nice poster which I might have printed for his wall.

It follows exactly the same idea as my numbers project.

Whenever I see a nice letter R, I snap it. There are no hard and fast rules other than it must be upper case, and should be somewhere near the middle of a portrait shot. They're often out of arms reach, hence some are heavily distorted, but I quite like that.

They come from a whole gamut of sources - steam trains, fairground rides, military vehicles, stations and even a couple of racing cars. Oh, and Concorde (third row up from the bottom, second from the left).

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

IF: Worn

I SO don't have time to do this, but sod it, squeezed out an Illustration Friday on this super hot Wednesday. Worn is the subject, so I thought I'd knock out some 'worn once' clown shoes as a tester for another more crafted illustration I'm working on...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

_unFair: Limited Edition Risographs!

I've produced a limited run of Risograph prints entitled '_unFair', inspired by real life events and beautifully printed by Victory Press!

There are limited to only TEN of each, so be quick if you'd like one gracing the walls of your swanky uptown apartment!

They're printed in environmentally friendly soy based inks (red, purple and black), on high quality off white art paper, and each measure 21cm x 24cm (print size is appoximately 13cm x 18cm), are hand numbered, and hand signed by me!

Available in my Etsy Shop, here

Bit more detail of Cowboy:

 Bit more detail of Panda:

 Bit more detail of Swan:

Health & Safety for June

Here's this months Facelift Health & Safety Poster entitled 'Solid Ground?' along with the others from the first half of the year.

This week I've been working on the 6 for the rest of the year, which will continue to launch monthly.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Matchbox Macro

Following on from my last post entitled Unloved about toy cars and their ultimate decay when played with, I started taking a few other shots, some of well loved toys, some of utterly perfect examples touched only by those over the age of 30.

My toddler saw some of them and demanded some 'for his bedroom wall'.

Amongst his favourite vehicles is a blue, almost ruined British Leyland Mini 1000, which survived not only my own childhood, but also a two storey fall at the Museum of London (unlike his similar white Mini, which did not survive the SIX storey fall at the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, thus ending up rather like the ones in the 1969 classic movie 'The Italian Job').

It goes everywhere with him, including to bed, and it's amazing that he's let me bring it to the studio to shoot it!

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