Sunday, 25 November 2012

Noble Birds

Here's a leafy addition to the range of greetings cards I've been printing recently. A noble bird, donning hat and bow tie, ready to deliver your birthday messages to pen pals and men pals alike.
My Christmas card design is now also available printed on recycled brown stock.

(extra photos and card stock drop-down options added)
The whole range of cards can now be bought as multiples, too. So you can purchase 1 or 5 at a time; as many as you like.

Boxed collections coming next week! Pow!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Create Something Awesome

I work part-time for the best print and merch company in the UK - Awesome Merchandise. I've created artwork for them in the past (looky here) and it was a total pleasure to be commissioned again by it's owner - business genius Luke Hodson - to develop a branding signature and mini style-guide for his own website.

Pens, swords, typography and killer geometry:

Monday, 19 November 2012

White Noise

My second commissioned poster for Leeds College of Music's concert season continues on from The Planets, in that it's for another show that makes me feel more 'fan' than 'illustrator'. 

It's for White Noise! The electronic experimental noise group that came from members of The Radiophonic Workshop. Honoured, with a capital 'H'. Details about the show and tickets can be found here.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

GOSH! Comics

A few months ago I had the honour of being commissioned by one of the best comics shops in the UK - GOSH! An utterly joyful project to work on, especially as part of the brief was to reference comics heritage, which I took as opportunity to delve into the world of Fletcher Hanks and Dr. Strange.

So here's the new GOSH! postcard design, which is also available as a beautiful heavyweight art print from their London HQ.

(Hopefully I'll get my hands on some of the postcards at Thought Bubble and be able to show the printed beauties)

Monday, 12 November 2012

Freebie Jeebies

Just a quick update about some free stuff for your eyes and ears!

Firstly, a podcast about comics and illustration - Make It Then Tell Everybody. Originally a panel discussion hosted by Dan Berry at Birmingham Zine Festival last month, the talks have been edited and turned into fully listenable podcasts. 

You can hear me talking about my process and pen choices here.
(I also designed the visuals for the talks/site)

Secondly, I made some desktop and iPhone wallpapers out of a few design elements I had floating around. They are on my website's Downloads page so feel free to help yourself.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Power Packs

After a recent survey, I have concluded that I have been in my current studio space for 3.5 years. During this time lots of work has come into and out of its doors. A lot of that work, however, is still sitting on shelves and in drawers.

This is why I've put a collection of these rare and out-of-print items into POWER PACKS!
These envelopes are stuffed to the brim with zines, prints, posters, badges, postcards, stickers and cards (I've done a count and each one contains 18 items). These are limited to 10 packs, and can be bought from my table at Thought Bubble next weekend for a steal at £6 sterling.

Here's a peek at the contents:

Biz Whizz

I picked up a mighty exciting and equally heavy set of boxes yesterday, and with jellied arms walked them back to the studio homestead.

Lots of new products, including these new business cards:
They'll be going out with all orders from my Etsy and Big Cartel shops, or you can come grab one from my Thought Bubble table (Sat/Sun, table 147, New Dock Hall) next weekend.

Friday, 2 November 2012

The Planets - Holst

A recent poster commission for Leeds College of Music to promote their Symphonic Wind Orchestra performing The Planets by Gustav Holst (Nov 26th - details here).

Already most fond of the orchestral suite, and perpetually enamoured with the cosmos, this was a real joy to draw and design.

Here's a total favourite from the suite - Jupiter: