I've always been really into fairground art and design, particularly that of Fred Fowle who went the whole hog with his 'baroque' style in the 50s and 60s. The panel in the photo here is by him, and it's going to be the basis for a new 5-day course by Joby Carter from Carters Steam Fair, where you will get the chance to learn by copying the original on your own panel which you can take home at the end. I can't wait!
I made this digital download cover for me brother Jacob, who's leaving his BBC Introducing new music show that he's been producing and presenting weekly for about five years to work full time as a producer on Radio 1. Check it out here…
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.