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A quick, burping yeti I doodled for the Pictoplasma ‘Missing Link’ project.
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.
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!
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.
I was inspired by the imminent release of the superb looking Red Dead Redemption and this came out:
After looking at Vernon for a while, I started wondering how on earth he got his hat off with those stumpy arms…