Category Archives: Design

A little bit of illustration…

It seems a lot of work is consigned to be a mystery due to the prevalence of Non Disclosure Agreements. Here’s a medical illustration job that I can now show in part at least. It works as details without giving … Continue reading

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Yerbury Summer Fair Project

Circus poster. Pen and photoshop.The illustrations had to be general, with and a tad child-like. There is some play between what is in the frame and what object is infront of another. I drew the man with stilts around 10 … Continue reading

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Photography book design.

I’ve been a friends with Jake for a long time. His eye is always good. It’s been a pleasure designing this book for him. All I had to do was let the work speak. Some nice sensitive typography.

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NEW WOODBLOCKS

I love woodblock type. Bought a new typeface, a news gothic, from Ireland apparently. They didn’t have a ‘W’ so I got a free ‘!’. The Japanese ink has been mixed with cheap blue poster paint. Anyway, just look at … Continue reading

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Posters for school. Rockin’ & Quizin’

A versatile thing, the fox. I like the idea of a mobile logo, one that can dress up in new clothes but is always itself. Here’s a few of the posters I’ve designed for the school. He even swims. The … Continue reading

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The Rehearsals: composition

Here is the paintings composition in abstract, using in random colours. More triangles used than usual.   Interesting to see the painting in monochrome, like an old art book.

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Gary Kirk + David Bowie = Party.

A dream job. A client I like, a subject who’s brilliant and of course Dame David. So I had a bunch of photos and got to work on some bespoke party invites / posters. I even did the backs of … Continue reading

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Art into music.

I was asked by a good friend to use my art as a cover for some music he was making. The image being so loud made the graphics nice and quiet. Here’s a few of the printed works.

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Websites & backgrounds

There is so much content in everything now that is filched from other places. I prefer to make my own, the client is employing me for my work, not my talents as a thief. Which is different from having influences … Continue reading

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Auckland Castle Leaflet

I do like working for Auckland Castle Trust. The people are nice, the idea for project is really genuine and the art and architecture is unique. The leaflet features my illiustration, design and typography. The feel is supposed to be … Continue reading

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Design week 5: a poster for kids

I thought this would be fun to post. Trying to keep the kids in order. Made in a calm, clean coloured style.

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Design week 4: Fashion (turn to the left…)

David Reeves, the best English tailor in NYC, is making some sports jackets out of new cloth. Let’s make an advert he says, but there are no jackets to show yet, just the swatches. No worry, I’ll sort it, says … Continue reading

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Design Week 3: The House Schools project.

This is a project of logo and web design for a group of three schools. The logos for the three schools come in three versions. The intertwining letters were a joy to create. It was a good test of skill … Continue reading

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Design week 2: Book design.

This type of work is very pleasurable. Instead of writing much about the rythmn, space and details, here’s the work. The cover. Some of the spreads.  

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Design Week 1: StudentShack.co.uk

I usually post artworks, this week it’s time for what pays most of the bills. My design work. These are some of the recent jobs I can show, there are more but a few clients are shy. This project was … Continue reading

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Black, black BLACK Friday.

There’s a thing called black Friday. You might have heard of it. Here’s my response. 2 sizes.

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Night Dancing film poster.

A call came late in the night. “I’ve been given your name; it’s said you can design good film posters quick”. And that’s how it happened. A business card and promo postcard.

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Auckland Castle website

This project was a collaboration with Piers Aitman (coding), Lynda S, James H and Ann C. It was a pleasure to work with them all. In fact Auckland Castle was full of great people. If you ever get the chance to … Continue reading

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Rainbows & Stars

Made for a birthday.

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