Monday, 30 January 2012

Heals / Jealous Gallery collaboration print!!


Hullo
If you find yourself milling about central London this week you might like to pop into the Heal's flagship store on Tottenham court road. Their you will find their entire window transformed into a live print studio, were the good people form North London's Jealous Gallery will (for this week only!!!) be creating limited edition prints right before your very eyes!
For the event I was given the opportunity to create a two colour screen print that will be pulled and sold at the event. The Star-man print is 52 x 40 cm on heritage rag paper in an edition of 50 which will be on sale at heal's all week and then will be exhibited at Jealous and sold on their online store.
So if you miss the chance to see it at Heals you can have a nose at it in Jealous's gallery which can be
found here!






Saturday, 28 January 2012

NORSE PROJECTS T-SHIRTS!



























Hello all, 
sorry for the lack of blog action the last few weeks, have been a little busy preparing work for the Milan
show which is coming up next month. (more updates to come on this so keep your eyes peeled!)  
In the meantime I very excited to announce that a set of T-shirt designs that I made for the amazing Danish brand NORSE PROJECTS, have finally been printed and are out now!
I was very kindly asked last year to work on some designs for Norse's SS12 artist collaboration series, 
so I've kept this project under my hat for a whole year, but its great to finally post some of the drawings. The theme itself for the series quite lose, but as it was for the summer range I wanted to have a outdoors summery kind of feel to it. This was fun because it gave me the freedom to draw things that I wouldn't normally draw. 
Below are the five tees that made the collection as well one which has back print of a man hiding in a tree. I haven't seen them in the flesh yet, but I will be getting a sample of each soon, which I'm pretty excited about and will post about soon. 
If you are interested in buying one their are available at Norse's webshop.

     
      

Sunday, 22 January 2012

BUY, BUY, SELL, SELL! Trademarks postcard book now available






Hi hi!
Just before Christmas I blogged about the Trademarks postcard set which I designed with YCN.
Well, I'm really excited to tell that they are now available to buy on the YCN online store too, as well as in the store! So no matter were you are in the world you can own a set of 12 postcards in a perforated book, designed so you can tear (very carefully though!) out you favs and stick them up on your wall or mail them to friend or loved one.
The postcard book, along with other treats such as kites, wrapping paper and greetings cards are
all available to buy here.




Friday, 20 January 2012

Milan show- update!!!!!!!








  


Hello there,  
been preparing some more new work for the milan show this week. Getting really excited though, as I will have to send the work off soon! 
Over the last couple of days I've been experimenting with more facial expressions on my characters. This has both been really fun and quite strange, because  most of the characters that I drew perviously have very little detail on they faces, so the additional extra lines to suggest a face/expression took away the ambiguous nature which I liked. However Im really enjoying using various lines to indicate the shape of the eyebrows and such, which I think can give a range of expressions. So maybe I need to try with using these lines more sparingly, then I will hopefully achieve a good balance between ambiguity and detail.

Friday, 13 January 2012

SNEEKY PEEK: Milan show sketchbook




Hello all,
Here is a bit of really exciting news! I been very kindly asked Santeria Gallery in Milan to be part of a
group show in February. I'm really happy for two reasons, one this is the first time I'll be showing in Italy and two the show is great incentive to try out some projects I've wanted to do for ages. Here are some of my ideas and sketches so far, nothing concrete yet ,but its great to play around with some new ideas and materials.
I recently bought some felt tip pens, which I haven't used for anything in particular yet, so its been quite exciting using them. I'm finding that they are really nice to use as they dry flat, but still have a nice texture. Also they're quick to use, so the drawings stay really fresh and not too overworked.
I will post more about the show over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!!


Monday, 9 January 2012

THE BOOK OGRE

Hello all,
I have a couple of projects that I would like to start this year, which I'm really excited about.
One is to start recording small events which happen to either me, or a friend or family member.
The reason for this project is because I have a wish to create a comic/story book by the end of the year,and I thought that in documenting certain events I could create a good base for a story.






Friday, 6 January 2012

Happy New Year!



Happy New Year everyone!
Hope that you had a great holiday and I wish you good luck in 2012!
As for me, watch this space for new exciting projects in the new year.