Archive for the ‘Typography’ Category

Yeti

Monday, March 28th, 2011

A quick, burping yeti I doodled for the Pictoplasma ‘Missing Link’ project.

Hurrah!

EDIT

It appears Mr.Yeti here has been chosen to appear in a slideshow in one of the character walks at the Pictolpasma festival in Berlin. Yussss.

It’s Pancake day

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Enjoy ;o)

Found stuff

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Whilst I’m preparing some new work, I thought it might be cool to show you some of the things I’ve collected over the years.

This is stuff that inspires and influences me – I never stop looking for things to take home from boot sales, flea markets and antique shops.

First up is this wonderful 9.5mm film package that I found in Snoopers Paradise in Brighton. I think it’s a 20′s home movie format and the film is still inside! I couldn’t resist when I saw the awesome colours and shouty cockerel.

Next up, my matchbox labels.

I have well over a thousand of these now, most of them Czech but some Russian, German and Japanese. They date from the 50′s to the 70′s. I just love them, and I’ll keep on collecting ’til I run out of space. Below are some of my favourites.

And finally, I found this 1971 ‘Twinkle’ girls annual in a flea market. Most of the artwork in the book I’m not fussed about, but the front and back inside covers look fantastic. I love how the solid ‘cut-out’ shapes contrast with the fine line work. There are some great characters in here!

And there you have it, hope you like this stuff as much as I do. There’s more but I’ll save that for another post!

Dude

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Don’t even bother talking to this guy, cos…

This was initially based on one of my old uni friends, but as my work tends to it progressed into something quite different.

Dead cool

Friday, June 11th, 2010

I recently discovered the Happy Journey Collective, a bunch of illustrators that come up with unique and delightful coffin-based designs.

I’d been thinking of having a crack at designing a skate deck, but thought this was far more interesting. So here’s my submisson, a reminder to myself and everyone else not to take it all too seriously.

A coffin

Locke

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

In honour of what was surely one of the best TV events of all time (I’m talking about Lost) , ladies and gentlemen I bring you the man, the myth…

John Locke

Locke

Yee-haw cowpokes!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

I was inspired by the imminent release of the superb looking Red Dead Redemption and this came out:

Howdy cowboy

Vernon’s hat

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

After looking at Vernon for a while, I started wondering how on earth he got his hat off with those stumpy arms…

Vernon Valve

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

I’ve always liked the shape of those valves in old amplifiers. Here’s a walking, talking humanoid version called Vernon.

Mr V. Valve