I've just finished making this site for Joby Carter, who is one of the best traditional signwriters now practicing in the country. Joby runs fantastic 5-day intensive courses at the Carters Steam Fair yard near Maidenhead - there's one being booked now for February.
The course covers design and layout, brushwork, lining, shading and much more, and you get to take your piece home at the end of the week - and it's a good laugh too! Highly recommended - check it out here.
This is my mate Joby and his mate Tigger. Joby is one of the best signwriters in the country, taught the proper way by a man who was taught by a man who was taught by a man, back into the infinity that is folk art history. He's also a brilliant fairground designer, restorer and painter. Anyway, enough of that - I designed him a website, so check it out here.
I also made him this loony postcard to advertise the site's launch.
I've just made this CD EP cover for Ma Polaine's Great Decline. I can't remember what advert the image was from now, but it's a fantastic drawing of invented machinery! Probably bile pills or some other revoltingly-named mystery remedy.
This is the first of a number of vintage style adverts and posters I'm making for The Black Douglas Motorcycle Co., who are in the process of producing these fantastic bikes based on early 20s design but with modern engines for those who like all the thrill of biking, without the thrill of breaking down and pushing it along a muddy hard shoulder in the rain looking for the nut that fell off.
Alongside my other work, I'm constantly working for the fantastic Carters Steam Fair, the largest vintage travelling funfair in the world. I deal with their posters, flyers, website, adverts and other bits and pieces they need as the season runs through. They're great to work with, and have become true friends - and they're some of the most hard-working people I have ever known. It puts my sitting-on-the-sofa-gazing-out-of-the-window job to shame!
If you're anywhere near Holyport this weekend, get down there!