Tuesday, 26 July 2016
I recently took on a fun commission to create the artwork for American family hip hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's new album, Infinity Plus One. Working with the artist Cactus Skidoo the brief was to create illustrations that reflected the 'intergalactic space funk' of the music and a child-like wonder for the cosmos. The artwork is primarily for the packaging with the CD design itself based on the Voyager Golden Record launched into space on the classic '77 mission. The packaging also features glow-in-the-dark elements on the front and back. You can see the artwork on the main site here.
Monday, 18 July 2016
Monday, 11 July 2016
Here are two new BBC Focus covers and iPad edition animations to cast the eyeballs over. Most recently is a lone lunar astronaut illustration for a Q+A Space Special issue and before that a cover on Nano Medics beavering away inside the human body. You can see more cover work for BBC Focus on the site here.
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
First Congress. It's a song about a relationship that survives against the odds so I crafted this piece by splicing a reluctantly enamoured cat and dog with an interesting still I chanced across from thirties movie Now And Forever. You can listen to the song on their site here and see further artwork and animation for First Congress on my site here.
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
3 x 3 Professional Show for two of my illustrations for BBC Focus magazine. My Einstein cover for the Relativity On Trial issue scored a Merit in the Editorial category and my futuristic vision of a Termite City for the Into The Future column earned the Honourable Mention in the sci-fi category.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Nature calls(!) as it usually ends in a rewarding commission and this time was no different. I tackled this week's cover and feature illustration on ten years of iPS (Induced Pluripotent Stem) cell research. Most of the cell imagery itself was fascinating and colourful so I created an eye design out of iPS cells for the cover to suggest observation under a microscope. The feature required a portrait of Nobel Prize winning stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka in the same style. You can also see the work on the site here along with further Nature commissions here.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
other work for Celebrated Living on the site here.
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Secret 7" exhibition this year at Sonos Studios, London in aid of Amnesty International UK. My 7" record sleeve design was on show throughout April alongside some fantastic entries and was sold in a buying frenzy for charity yesterday. So, now that the secret's out here's my Superman flavoured illustration for Tame Impala's The Less I Know The Better. I've also posted here my other two submissions that didn't make the show for Max Richter's Dream 3 and John Lennon's Imagine. See the work on the site here.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
ABRSM. Here are exam book covers for the Violin, Viola and Double Bass with further work in the series to view on the site here. Art direction and cover design by Kate Benjamin.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Anna Goodson Illustration Agency is celebrating 20 years in the business this year. An anniversary themed coaster campaign featuring all of the agency's illustrators was recently created to mark the occasion. Here's mine, featuring an art traffic control tower and a sky-load of illustrators, if you will. Now, time to place a cuppa on it.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
music related work recently, always enjoyable. See this and more on the site here.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
The Ivy House, in Nunhead, south-east London. The image sprouted out of the suggested idea of the groove in a record being a beautiful valley and I worked in the two intrepid dj/ramblers charting a musical course through it. The night starts this Sunday and details can be found at London Blues Night.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
website, lovingly designed by my old buddy Graeme Swinton. You can also see the work on the site here.
Thursday, 28 January 2016
lyric video for the new release. You can see the artwork on my site here and on the official site here. More First Congress artwork coming soon.
Friday, 15 January 2016
Into The Future by Stephen Baxter. First up is a look at how trees might grow extremely tall on alien worlds should there be weaker gravity. The future of cities was also contemplated with this imagining of a metropolis based on termite mounds with their natural ventilation. Finally, a look at how astronauts might be able to effectively treat themselves medically on long distance journeys with portable x-ray devices. You can see all the work for the column on the site here.