Wednesday 30 March 2011

Snappy Update

The Photography section of the website has been given an overdue update today. I've been rummaging through the archive to pick out some of my favourites from the last two years. Very cathartic, if a little distracting. Back to work, fool boy!

Monday 28 March 2011

No Balance

Here's a speculative pitch illustration I worked on last year for New Balance's New York store. This long organic strip of an image was to represent a runner's journey through the Big Apple and also a history of New Balance itself. Unfortunately the job did a runner on me and never materialised but I sure enjoyed working out with it.

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Talkin' Shop

I've contributed my tuppence worth of thought bubbles to an article in the current issue of Design Week by Garrick Webster. It's about how advances in technology have had an effect on the illustration world, Photoshop for me in particular. I cited one of my IBM campaign illos as an illustration that, at the time, stretched my lassoo tool throwing ability to the limit. Yehawww.

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Cee Lo Redux

New re-edit of the recent Cee Lo Green online promo for Big Lights, Brighter City made here at the studio by Action Stations. This time featuring Wiz Khalifa so you'll find some fresh animated wizbits in there. It's well Taylor.

Friday 11 March 2011

Schieß Dem Fenster

Direct from Nakatomi Plaza, the incomparable Alan Rickman as uber 'Eurotrash' villain Hans Gruber from the classic Bruce Willis vest odyssey Die Hard. This one goes out to Plug and Alex in Japan.

Norwegian Wood Posters

Here are a couple of designs I created recently for a Norwegian Wood film poster competition over at Don't Panic. There were some official film stills to work with and my fading memory of the book from a few years ago. I entered the first design for the competition as I felt it was probably closer to the tone of the story but have a soft spot for the second nonetheless.

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Introducing The Japanese New Wave

I was asked to write an introduction, along with 20 fellow international illustrators, for a book entitled The New Wave Of Japanese Illustration compiled by Cristian Campos. Some spreads from which are online here. It has some amazing work in it and it doesn't make me a lurid shade of illuminous green with professional envy at all! It's well worth a look if you can get your hands on it, currently published in Spanish, French and Italian editions. Subarashii stuff!

Tuesday 8 March 2011

It's Business Time

Here's a recent illustration for CIO magazine looking at how IT execs can transform their tech know-how into business skills. Suit up.

Thursday 3 March 2011


Latest illustration for Design Week for an article looking at Hyper Island digital media school in Stockholm and the dearth of similar institutions in the UK.