Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Fairground art

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!

This is how and where to book…


I designed this winged 45 for me mate Mick, wall of death rider and all-round gentleman. We couldn't quite decide on the colours, so he did it with the tattooist on the day - I prefer his to mine!

Me bruvva

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

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sterling work

Here's another ad I made recently for The Black Douglas Motorcycle Co, who are building these new-old bikes…

And two 'artist's impressions' of the Sterling Deluxe with wicker sidecar.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Joby's signwriting courses

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.

Joby was also recently featured on a nice little piece by the BBC.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Killer clowns

I love the way my work is so varied, in one day I can be designing a book, illustrating a vintage bike, a polar bear, a Fokker biplane, and making a poster featuring killer clowns.

Monday, 7 October 2013

The Trip Out 2014

We don't like to let the grass grow round here! Just made the poster for next year's Trip Out - 2014

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Joby's website

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.

Tripped out, yet again

This is the front and back of a T shirt design I did for The Trip Out, a great 60s/70s bike/car/music weekender in Bedfordshire. The next one will be next September - I'm working on the artwork now!
This year I did stickers, T shirts, showcards and various bits and pieces for them, and they also used the logo to make leather keyrings and other goodies.

A spoonful of sugar…

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.