Monday, 10 November 2014

New signwriting course!

My mate Joby Carter from Carters Steam Fair has just announced a new signwriting course in February - if you'd like to learn the craft from a master, now's yer chance!

I just made this image for him to promote it online.

Born Bitchin'


I made this logo last week for Anna Porter and Estelle Bilson-Booker's new clothing line, Born Bitchin' - good, clean 1970s fun!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Lucky Me!


I designed this poster reminiscent of a B movie poster for Strange Cargo for their "Lucky Me!" exhibition which went alongside their Triennial piece "The Luckiest Place on Earth" (see below)...


See a penny, pick it up...

Strange Cargo asked me to design a 'recycling device' for lucky pennies to be fixed under the bridge at Folkestone Central railway station as part of their "The Luckiest Place on Earth" art piece for Folkestone Triennial. Excitingly, it was to be 3d printed in titanium!

I had a choice of making it in plaster of Paris and then sending it to them to be scanned for printing, or getting it built up in CAD by a third party and doing it using the computer. Because of the repeating elements, I decided it would be better to do it using digital technology, and so I worked with another company to realise it in 3d.

It was a weird process. Apart from the 2d layout above, it was all in my head, and I was having to try and explain to someone else what shape it should be, and what measurements. So I decided the easiest thing to do would be to send them sketches of each component and we could discuss them as they were extruded on the computer...




It was a complicated process, but it worked! In the end, Renishaw printed the prototype and it looked not far off the original. Some things we'd changed because of tolerances of the material or the printing process.



 It's now installed at the Station and every time I pass it there are pennies in the holders, so people are clearly using it all the time! 



Birthday party


I did this silly invitation for me mate's 60th birthday, love a good doodle!

h Natural


I made this CD cover last week for h Natural (Steve Hogarth of Marillion), for his live at the 100 Club album with Abbey Road Studios. 

A little Christmas tipple

I've been working on some new labels for Kingswood Cider for their mead, cyser and braggert.

The Jim Jones Revue's Last Hurrah


The Jim Jones Revue asked me to design a T shirt for their last tour, The Last Hurrah. I have done a couple of others for them in the past, so it's nice to be involved in the last one... and it was great fun to do. Last minute, frantic, but a really good collaboration between me and the band while they were on the road resulted in this.

And then we used it as a basis to make the Live at The Forum double CD cover with Abbey Road:


Effie Butterworth


I recently made this website banner for Effie Butterworth who is making exquisite historically accurate and vintage inspired smalls! More from her to follow soon...

Ride the Ark in the Dark and other thrilling exploits


In between my other jobs I'm also always working for Carters Steam Fair, producing posters, leaflets and other stuff. Here are some of this year's bits and bobs...