- 9:37 pm - Tue, Dec 3, 2013
The joy of snow. A self-promotional holiday mailer project with card & sticker pack. Truman, the little fellow with a hint of 50s retro to him sets off in search of the big one.
I sourced various paper stocks and die cut vinyl stickers from printers around Europe and put together these little packs for a select few clients current and prospective.
The stickers come as a sticker bomb kit inviting the receiver to take Truman out into the world and share the joy of snow.
- 6:41 pm - Mon, Oct 14, 2013
School Library Journal cover
STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. STEAM is a teaching method. The idea being that instead of teaching subjects in isolation, that an approach that merges these various methodologies within a lesson or unit, is a more meaningful and effective way for kids to learn. It’s about seeing subjects from a variety of perspectives resulting in new insights and connecting the dots. In other words… fun. Big thanks to Mark Tuchman at SLJ for another cover.
- 10:56 am - Thu, Oct 3, 2013
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Dr Lonnie Smith tour poster
Ian Hendrickson Smith is too talented for his own good. Not content with being one of the baddest horn players out there he’s also a stylish designer of cover art and posters for the scene (some of Ian’s work at the bottom of the post). And work it he does. From 2004-2010 he was a Dap King touring and recording with Sharon Jones dropping in for sessions along the way with everyone from Dylan to Amy Winehouse. His live recordings as band leader are my favourite, when he’s out there doing his own thing in the company of a live audience. He can swing it like the best of them. Ian’s also working with Dr Lonnie Smith, I love his work and I was chuffed as a butcher’s dog when Ian asked me to produce a poster for an upcoming tour.
They have just recorded a two volume album of the good doctor with an octet live in New York, revisiting some of his older tunes. Move your hand? Check that one, FAT barritone! ‘In The Beginning’ is the name of the album so I thought of how the tunes were a part of the doc’s DNA. I have him raising his arms in the poster, his fingers intertwining with the DNA swirling up and around him. The DNA has keys on it, two strands to the DNA so two keyboards. Just like the Hammond organ has, and which Dr Lonnie Smith made his legacy on.
Big thanks to Ian for this one. Go check his music! Ian sent me a photo of the poster framed in his room in New York, bottom left of the photo is his grammy recognition for playing baritone on Amy Winehouse’s Rehab track. Too talented for his own good.
- 11:14 am - Thu, Aug 22, 2013
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A Brief History Of Beer
Worshipped In Ancient Egypt, used as medicine in the middle ages and flown to the front line in the second world war. A brief history of the good stuff for Waitrose Kitchen Magazine. A DPS timeline along a hops vine opening with Ninkasi the goddess of beer and ending in a portrait of Greek philosopher Plato deep in beer induced contemplation.
- 4:37 pm - Wed, Jul 31, 2013
MAIL ME ART book & exhibition
The latest MAILMEART book ‘Short & Sweet’ is out now & the show is currently on at the Framer’s Gallery 36 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JT. My contribution is the first piece of hand drawn non digital artwork I’ve shown and offered for sale in over 10 years. It’s unique, It’s lovely, it’s £35, and all proceeds go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
- 9:56 pm - Mon, Jul 29, 2013
BABY HUEY, HERBIE, STEVIE, ERNIE & PAUL
Don’t forget back in the day Stevie Wonder was drumming like no other. I put this little band together with Baby Huey on vox, Herbie Hancock on the Fender Rhodes & Arp Odyssey, Paul Jackson on Bass and Ernie Isley on guitar (who taught Hendrix a thing or two when he was in the band).
- 5:02 pm - Thu, Jul 18, 2013
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A dps for the UK’s Daily Mail feature on summer reading. A lot of my work goes through the newsprint mangle and I love the random element of this printing process. Some colours are completely absorbed by the paper stock while others remain vibrant and the low-res output means there’s always an element of risk with detail.
Over the years i’ve adapted my line, colour, and silhouettes to try and overcome any loss through the process. Notwithstanding it still remains a little random. I took out a macro lens to see how the detail in the hat was handled, just about scraped through..
- 1:05 pm - Tue, Jul 16, 2013
Thanks to Danny at New Web Pick for posting an interview with me in the current issue #46 The Natural Beauty. Some new work and six laid out pages with the interview, below.
- 4:45 pm - Wed, Jul 10, 2013
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SHOTS’ Cannes Guide 2013
Shots asked me to illustrate their 2013 Cannes guide which will be sent out to all Shots subscribers and available to pick up for free at the Shots 2013 beach party in Cannes. This year is the Cannes Lions 60th anniversary and Lou Reed was booked to speak, couldn’t resist seeing Lou in a pair of black Havaianas. I am guessing he’s now convalescing after a recent liver transplant, get well soon Lou.