Friday 30 July 2010

Eat My Rust

Here's a film poster design for a recent Little White Lies competition to, yes, design a film poster for a future film of your dreams. On this particular day my dreams were filmed with flashes of B-movie madness and minotaur like savages wreaking havoc ... on Mars. Hellooo Hollywoood!

Le Weekend

For a birthday treat my wife whisked me off to Paris on the Eurostar for the weekend and it was proper fantastiche! Firstly we headed over to the Foundation Cartier to check out an exhibition by my favourite Japanese all-round whacko auteur 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano, his film Sonatine is in my all time top movie list and who can forget the mayhem of Takeshi's Castle. The show was fun and eclectic featuring comically surreal animal/warfare hybrids, crazed elephantine sewing machines, brilliantly daft interactive exhibits and striking naive paintings all topped off with a visit to a cool Japanese kiosk he also designed. The total Takeshi experience. We then popped to the Champs for macaroons at Laduree before leaving the tourist havens behind and checking out the gems of North East Paris and the 19th arrondissement. We spent a lovely summer's evening at the spectacular Parc Buttes Chaumont, walked the length of Canal Saint Martin with drinks at Point Ephemere and explored the amazing Parc de la Villette chock full of bright red post modern structures, submarines, huge mirrored spheres and a Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Van Bruggen buried bicycle sculpture. Incroyable!

And Now A Corporate Message

Here's the latest Design Week illustration for an article on corporate dissonance, the difference between what a company says and what it does...and how it can sometimes get them in to Deepwater.

As Seen On TV

It's Promsmania at the moment as the big Beeb music festival kicks off for three months. Spotted this well-made ad on the tellybox featuring my illustration being painted on a massive billboard in a park with crowds of people walking blindly into it. Can't say I had anything to do with the making of the ad but it's sure nice to be a part of it.

Notes From The Bunker

Well, July has been razed by a time consuming hurricane of extreme work and play so the blog has suffered somewhat but I'll be posting with a vengeance over the next week or so to remedy the situation. First up is a big thank you to Francesco and the Italian design aces at Bunker who I worked with on the Carraro Annual Report and kindly sent me a lovely package of notebooks made up from a couple of my personal illustrations, Pier and Cuba.

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Prodeal Or No Prodeal

Here's a double page illustration for SNEWS Outdoor Magazine looking at the ups and downs of Prodeals and their impact on business performance. Got to use some of my Grand Canyon photography to play with on this one.

London To Brighton

The weather was scorchio over the weekend so took the opportunity to ride down to Brighton with a bunch of like minded folk. Tried a new route via Banstead that wound it's way through some lovely country lanes before the trial of climbing up Devil's Dyke. We took in the sweeping views of Brighton and collected our breath before rolling into town for a dip in the sea and muchos deserved cider n grub. Noyce.