Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Cai and Kyn's HoHoHo Journal of Christmas Creativity and upcoming exhibition at Breese Little Gallery from 17th December. It was quite a fun challenge coming up with something simple enough to work well with the knit template, akin to pixel art really. I chose to stand on the shoulders of the Atari giants and reworked the graphics from the 80's Winter Games with speed skating Santa and conniving elf. See larger images on the site here.
Monday, 9 December 2013
Friday, 6 December 2013
In November it was the End Of An Era for All Tomorrow's Parties British holiday camp music festivals. The last ever two of which were held at Pontin's, Camber Sands over consecutive weekends and we attended both for the craic. As usual there was a great, eclectic mix of bands and ATP stalwarts including Mogwai, Shellac, Television, Loop, Haxan Cloak and Har Mar. The last night saw attendees wearing black tie evening dress to commemorate. Adios Pontin's!
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Here's a fun commission for BBC Focus Magazine, well, as much fun as you can have depicting impending environmental catastrophe anyway. The feature looks at how rising man-made carbon dioxide emissions are returning the Earth's climate to the kind of prehistoric conditions not seen since the Pilocene epoch when the wooly mammoths used to hang out. The time-spanning montage was built around a nice bit of wooly mammoth stock and the commission included an illustrated pie chart and short animation for the iPad edition. See more of this and other BBC Focus work on my site here.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Friday, 1 November 2013
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Here's my lastest illustration for Nature magazine on the tricky subject of quantum physics. The article looked at the latest attempts by a group of physicists to reinvent quantum theory and this seafaring image popped to mind recalling earlier expeditions into the unknown.
Doing a bit of blog catch-up today after a lengthy period of silencio. I've been busy working away on a new animation project amidst the regular illustration commissions so time has been scarce. Will report on all that soon. In the meantime here are a few pics from a recent weekend away in the Wye Valley, Herefordshire. My wife and I spent the last few days of Summer in a lovely 1950s Stirling caravan that went by the name of Elsie. Toured the local area visiting Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Hay-on-Wye and Symonds Yat by day and relaxed with Elsie, a stunning view and a cosy campfire by night.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Thursday, 22 August 2013
here, so (severed) fingers crossed. You can see the design and original sketch in greater detail on my site here.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
here along with my full motion folio.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Debussy's music was groundbreaking and radical for the time and his personal life proved equally unconventional so I focused on those aspects for the narrative. His was also the era of the Impressionists and, even though he disapproved of any association, I thought a modern and colourful painterly approach was appropriate mixed in with an inky brush pen style for the drawn portraits. The beautiful composition Claire de Lune was chosen for the piece and all was in place. It was put together in After Effects with a single unbroken 3D camera move and was a real joy to make, hope you enjoy.
Monday, 22 July 2013
Electric Palace. The weather was playing ball that weekend so we toured the Jurassic Coast visiting West Bay, Portland Bill and Lyme Regis while munching on some ace seafood at the Crabhouse Cafe on the Fleet.
In between those two trips we had a joint birthday do at Dalston's Cafe Oto and a lot of fun was had, if my hazy memory serves! Here's a souped-up tractor flyer invite I designed for the bash. The second illustration features an Icelandic food highlight, and our staple diet at the festival, the delicious hot dogs of Baejarins Bestu. Their jogging sausage-dude logo formed the basis of this birthday card design I made for Liz. Now, on with this 40 lark, harumph.
Friday, 19 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
ABRSM, the UK's largest music education publisher. First out of the gate in 2013 are the covers for the Flute and Clarinet Exam Pieces, both part of a complete design and illustration rebrand of all their exam publications, art directed by Kate Benjamin. More to come soon.