Thursday, 27 August 2009

A Sound choice

An illustration for an article in my monthly spot, this time about the rise of Spotify.
Coincidentally I've started using Spotify myself recently, it's great for listening to albums you're not sure whether to buy or not. With current working days of around 12 hours, that's a lot of hours of music and speech to listen to. The BBC website is great for me these days for choosing BBC radio programmes and TV shows I may have missed.
I also get access to the radio genius that is Danny Baker who is on BBC radio London between 3 and 5.

Monday, 24 August 2009

The Usual Suspects

A parody of the famous film poster on different musician 'types' done in my Beano style for a magazine article.
The limitations given when using this style of 2 main colours is enjoyable to do - creating tone with just use of the dot pattern alone. I also occasionally put in a slight intentional mismatch as you would have got with the old style print process. It adds to the whole feel of the piece.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The Big Chill

Just been to the Big Chill festival in Ledbury, England. Here's a few pics....

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Beach House

When I came back to freelance illustrating after a few years working in studios, I was looking forward to getting some editorial work that would stretch my brain cells a bit. However a large part of my work is still in the greeting cards and wrapping paper market. This work tend to be just aesthetic, without any greater meaning. It's still really enjoyable and brings its own set of problems.
This work is part of a larger collection based on the Beach House theme, for a US client. I love to create a collection, creating a colour palette first and then designing it all from there.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


I've been so busy lately for some reason I've not had time to blog.
This is a new card taken by The Art Group. I'm especially proud as it's the first photo I've had published. I was just walking past a tacky gift shop in London and I just spotted it.
I don't class myself as a photographer, but I can visualize a good picture.
The union flag and all that paraphernalia seems to be fashionable at the moment.