Tuesday, 13 November 2012

more from the t-shirt/print venture!

i may just be using this as an opportunity to indulge my thoroughly shameless love of all things puny.

ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, i have some friends who do the music thing. they're in a band called kaiho. you can follow their antics OVER HERE.

this week they dropped a shiny new ep on their soundcloud and oh my stars and garters is it good. you should give it a listen.

i know i have.

quite possibly way, way, way too many times since downloading it today.

Everything Seems Worse At Night-time (Idiot Brain EP)

If Jesus Was My Swimming Instructor (Idiot Brain EP)

Charango Song (Idiot Brain EP)

Idiot Braine (Idiot Brain EP)

the crazy part is the you can snap this up for the low, low, low price of OH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL.

i also had the total honour of playing graphic designer for the ep's cover:

actually, this has been a pretty awesome couple of weeks for my, er… 'photography'. asides from this, a couple of snaps i took of the band gigging cropped up in 'miss robin'- a digital fashion magazine thing. they're part of an interview with sas and and freya and you can give that a butchers OVER THERE.

lastly, a photo i took at amanda palmer's recent koko gig (jesus christ. that was an amazing, intense roller-coaster of an evening) ended up making the rounds on a few blogs. someone even asked if they could buy a print of it which was pretty groovy indeed!

ugh. the stench of self satisfaction coming off this thing is unbearable. oh well. at least you actually have a legitimate excuse for cramming your blog full of photos for once!

Monday, 12 November 2012

so this is part of something in the works. someone got in touch to ask if I wanted to whip up some designs for some t-shirts/prints. seemed like a fine excuse to get some word-play based images off my chest so yeah?

and oh hey, remember this?

it's currently up at the poetry cafe in covent garden as part of an exhibition middlsex put together with poet-come dean, maggie butt. it's part of the book-launch for sancti clandestini, a collection of poems celebrating fictitious patron saints, fully illustrated by the illustration department.

more on that HERE

aaaand if you're feeling like treating yourself, you can snap up a copy from amazon HERE.

the show's running till november 16th so get down there and check out the the rather awesome illustrative stylings of ABI MOULDER, BEN HENDY, FREDRICK EDEN, AMBER COOPER-DAVIES, FRED CAMPBELL and ZANNA ALLEN (amongst a whole host of others) while you can!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

since we're clearly just rummaging around in the 'what I did this summer' backlog, here's some more not so fresh stuff. mmm-mmm-mm.

pretty much the moment we were done taking down the degree show, we all got this email asking if we'd like to pitch for a project that... that... oh heck, I can't remember the specifics. all I do remember was that it involved designing a pair of kid- friendly super heroes based on the themes of 'wildlife' and 'transport'.
needless to say, my inner 12 year old was all like "OH FUCK YES".

oddly enough, they didn't go for these mal-proportioned submissions. maybe that had something to do with one half of these looking like kraven the hunter and lion-o's unimaginative love child? who knows.

but hey. you got to draw some superheroes, right?


multi media time! so a few months ago stand up comedian tig notaro performed a set that exploded all over the comedy scene. following a spate of some of the Worst News Ever, ms notaro was diagnosed with cancer. a few days later she went on to perform this.

(the first section of this episode of this american life features a snippet from her set. i've embedded the whole episode though because there's some truly on-the-edge -of-your-seat stuff going in the rest of it)

what a listen. you can get the whole thing HERE I'd strongly recommend checking it out. plus all proceeds from the $5 price tag are going to charity.

till next time...

Saturday, 3 November 2012

aaaaaaand here are some more 'boards from that project.

oh! also! in the exciting news department, tales of the forgotten (the anthology richmond and i did a story for) will be BOOKLAUNCHING NEXT MOTHER-FLIPPING WEEKEND AT THOUGHT BUBBLE! i would love love love to be there for this (and to meet all the super great people on the team. and to see some of the amazing guests they've got lined up at the con such as art heroes kate beaton, skottie young, and OH MY GOD FIONA STAPLES.)

here's a very snazzy flyer project architect barry nugget put together:

psst! if you want to reserve a copy (payment by paypal) the prices are:

Tales of The Forgotten £8.50 (92 pages, colour)

to reserve a copy contact barry@unseenshadows.com. or reach him through the Unseen Shadows facebook page or website.

but that's not all on the exciting news front, because next january we're doing a show! myself and a group of middlesex ex-pats, tutors and students are going to be exhibiting work inspired by the works of lewis caroll at the super fly curious duke next january. more details on that VERY SOON but i've finally been able to grab a moment and get started on my piece for the window display we're making. here's a peek:

hmm. now just to do some actual art for it…

so yeah, as you've probably gathered from the links and whatnot that usually accompany these posts, i live on a diet of internet media. i recently stumbled across this series of reviews by the nostalgia chick. here's one in perticular that took a rock to my rose-tinted nostalgia googles. holy shit. the number of times i must have watched milo and otis must rank into the thousands. easily. but never once did it dawn on my five-year-old self ALL THE TERRIBLE THINGS they must have done to those animals.

i also love the fact they made a kids film from an existential japanese piece.