Wednesday, 14 April 2010

KFC Advert
The male population's wetdream has finally come true!! Thank you KFC

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Grafik Magazine are on Wikipedia!!

Some news, I've been doing an internship at Grafik Magazine and they asked me to make them a wikipage, take a look here at, surprisingly not that difficult to do once you spend a few hours wondering how to do simple f*cking web editting!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mail that avoids doing proper work

Three Lucky people about to receive some seriously shit music
in the post on cassette format (Who has a cassette player anymore)
but I have a few to shift so I might do a series of these...
providing they arrive safe and sound in the post. This was something
I just decided I'd do today, not sure if it was a complete waste of time
but I had fun doing them.
Shit Music, but all appropriate in some sense to the person

Two gifts I sent mum for Mothers Day, It took a lot of hard thinking,
but I decided to put the card in this really cool illustrated envelope I claimed
from the Grafik office when they were clearing up for their big move out.
Mothers Day Card 2010:
I'ts not that I'm a cheapskate, I just prefer making cards for people
who mean a lot to me and it makes recieving a card LATE in the
post all that more touching when its personal to you and the person.
It's meant to be a sheep in a field-admittedly terrible choice of colours

Friday, 12 March 2010

Olympics 2012 : Toilet Diving at Home

For this project we came up with a few ideas to play on how we could bring the Olympic games into our homes. I suggested we go back to my flat and stage an Olympic event (Toilet Bath diving and holding your breath) in my bathroom. I think they turned out perfectly and definately have an edge over the digital photos we took on my Nikon SLR, with abit more of a grainy, voyeuristic feel and the colour/lighting is all so homely. Were thinking our next move will be to create a series of posters and maybe put them together into a big book or olympic style brochure. Photos were shot using a Lomo FishEye lens with 200 35mm colour film by the lovely Adrian Curcher and Butch lesbian type Alice Dobie.

Summary: Not too serious, Funny to watch, Semi-Nudity involved and kinky speedos = British

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Mapping and Diagrams,30

French based design Julie Michel has got some interesting work. Pictured is her project My Way #3, a great fold out map and journal that allows the user to document a more personal experience. I thought this would be a really easy way to show what I'd been collecting for the ongoing pocket archive project as it progresses. My gloves collection has recently branched into hats, scarfs and other items of clothing!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Illustrations from a DayTrip to Brighton

A few drawings I did whilst I was down in Brighton with Jess for the day.
Illustrated in a moleskin sketchbook using a black twin tip Letraset Pro Marker.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

A reason to put down your razor...

From the guardian website,

The Hard Sell: Gillette Fusion

The Guardian, Saturday 13 February 2010

Well, compared to previous Gillette campaigns, which work on the assumption that any man who doesn't want their face shrouded in shrubbery with bits of food in it aspires to the unsmiling machismo of Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name, there's at least the faintest hint of humour about this one. A chap turns up at a garage to enquire after the state of his razor blade. He's taken out back where the foreman shows him a hydraulic lift upon which his worn blade is mounted. He points out the change of colour from blue to white, signalling that it's time to for him to change blades for a "smoother ride". He advises, naturally, Gillette Fusion.

Now call me Desperate Dan, but I have never had the chance to persist with a razor blade until it turns white, since before reaching that colour it has long since become so clogged and blunted it's liable to lacerate the skin to ribbons. This, despite all of the Blue Sky Thought invested in names like "Turbo", "Mach" and "Fusion", implying that leading edge technology is increasing the closeness of the average shave by a millimetre per annum.

Moreover, purchasing new razor blades has become inordinately costly. Prices vary, but you can nowadays pick up two, maybe three, DVDs for the same price as a pack of razors. This explains the pernicious rise in pubically ugly beards which are increasingly defacing today's young males. These people are not exponents of the 21st-century dialectics of facial hair but the unsung victims of capitalism. As Lenin – himself the victim of a beard – once said, "What Is To Be Done?"

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Jesus and Birthday wishes, 2009


I've always preferred to make a gift instead of buying (partly because I'm a tight fisted bastard). This was the front of a card I made for my Dad's 49th birthday, it took a lot of time, but I was determined to have a go at illustrating using purely typography and breaking down the iconic face of Jesus into a pixellated type image. God Bless.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Loughborough University Art Foundation 2008-9: Final Major Project exhibition

De-fragmented photography, June 2009

Taking a mundane architecture photograph then by breaking down and subtracting abstract shapes I created an exciting montage of colour vs. white space. I wanted to deal with the first impression as a judgement of whats inside/beyond the original image and question the viewers perception of this dull photo.It was also inspired by Richard Galpins work and exhibition Elevation at The Hales Gallery, London.

'Don't judge a book by its cover until you know what's inside', June 2009

Experimenting with photography and a well known British phrase to question our initial perception of objects/situations. I believe its a natural human response, when filtering images, we will often simply disregard an image/object because of pre-conceived beliefs. I wanted to glorify the mundane and give the binned images a last chance to become something of beauty/desire.

First Impressions: A typographic mind-map of thinking, June 2009

As part of my art foundation final project exhibition I explored the subject of First Impressions and one of the pieces I displayed was a bold, bright and busy response in the form of this typographic poster design- I took inspiration from the human brain and town maps to communicate some very colloquial language we might use to describe our first impressions when meeting a new person. I took inspiration from the book Manwatching: A Field Guide to Human Behaviour by Desmond Morris and the dominating online social networking culture (Facebook) to translate how today we communicate and express ourselves.

Favourite part my final project...having the words 'F*ck', 'Bell End' and 'Quim' in my exhibition and being able to claim that its genuine work.

'Fake Book', 2009

A comedy response, thrown together last minute but exhibited to vent some frustration with how there are so many things wrong with Facebook. I found out about networking as a way to connect with people, but instead I think social networking online has the opposite effects, giving people the opportunity to create superficial personalities and breaking down the crucial element of human interaction within communicating.

First Impressions

Everything we do begins with imagination...

All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and
then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

...and should end with a smile :-)