Monday, 18 June 2012

OAB Olivia continued: Comic strips

Initially it was intended that we would develop the Olivia character for a number of comic strips, and that these would subsequently be used as storyboards for an short animated film. Unfortunately the project got pulled before we could begin any animation but I was still able to put together a few of the comic strips in preparation.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Todd Barry at the Deaf Institute

Todd Barry is really, really funny. You might recognise him from playing jerks in The Wrestler and Flight of the Conchords, or possibly from his appearances in Louie alongside Louis CK. He's also got a few albums on Spotify so if you're not familiar with him, you should investigate further - he's a hoot.

Anyway, I did a limited run of prints for his show in Manchester, and they turned out really well - I still have some left over, so get in touch if you want to order one.

OAB Olivia - character design

I recently did some work developing concepts for a mascot/character to be used to promote awareness of a medical condition known as OAB syndrome. As this stands for over active bladder, they had to handle things in a delicate manner... and so out of these three ideas, the client settled on the more straightforward human character (developed further at the bottom). Whilst I really like the tap concept, I can see how it could be seen as insensitive. I still like the various handles as hats though!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Loads o' Logos

I sometimes get called upon to design logos and icons for corporate use - websites, newsletters, letterheads etc. It can be pretty limiting in terms of being creative, but I do get to try things out on some occasions. Here's a selection of work done for various clients:

Winter Word-erland

I just remembered this e-card job I did last year that I never posted anything about. It was for a christmas mail out and had some blurb about how snowflakes are formed and what makes them unique - I figure the middle of June is as good a time as any to share some frosty illustrations.

(apart from winter, that would clearly be a much better time)

Pack Xerxes

Last month my band Married to the Sea unleashed a new cd titled 'Pack Xerxes', featuring four of our latest belters. I cooked up this artwork for the sleeve and the disc design too - my only requirements being that it looks fun when it's spinning. You can buy it here at our website, you lucky sods.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Congratulations Dave and Siobhan

Once again, my friend Niki has commissioned me to do an illustration for her friends wedding. This time the happy couple are Dave and Siobhan - the brief was to include Edinburgh Castle in some way, and a pirate theme was also requested. I'm pretty pleased with the results!

10 Bands 10 Minutes - The Purple One

Once again we're hosting another 10 Bands 10 Minutes gig at the Kazimier, and this time it's a tribute to that oh-so-sexy MF - Prince. Everyone's had a rib removed in preparation, and we'll be following the gig with the Gold Soundz dj's dropping diamonds & pearls until the wee hours.

The following thieves will be in the temple:

Married to the Sea
Good Grief
Hillary & The Democrats
Vasco da Gama
Alpha Male Tea Party
Cavalier Song
Vette Brakes
So Sexual
Stock Footage

Also, check out this great clip of Prince on the Muppets.