Thursday, 28 July 2011

Art Moves Billboard Festival 2011

Here's a few images I put together for the Art Moves Billboard Festival for this years open competition on the theme of 'Reality or Fiction: Let's pretend it's not there'

The top image reminds me of or was inspired by, (I'm not sure which way round it was) some lyrics in a Brett Dennen song 'Nothing lasts forever, not even the mountains, someday they will be swept away and swallowed by the sea, we all shall be blessedly released' and it's about that uncertainty that even mountains can be upside down. Then I thought about how people wear masks and want to hide their reality under a fiction. I like the last image of a persons face hidden by a dark cloud and how people can just wander through life without ever truly seeing what's right in front of them.

Anyways the choosen billboards will be on display in Torun, Poland this September/October.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Current Work In Progress

I always seem to have lots of things on the go and today is no exception. A bit of painting, embrodiery, sketching and graphic design are all on the go at the moment. Maybe I need to focus more, but variation helps me not get to bogged down with an idea and keep each project fresh, plus there's a constant flow of things to do, be invloved with, ideas I want to progress, the only issue is having time to give to them all, if only time wasn't so definite, but then the world would be an altogether different place...

Monday, 18 July 2011

Old Paperbacks

This week I came across this old paperbacks and just love the covers, unusual titles like 'Maigret has Scruples' and strange tales held within, can't wait to start reading them!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Firth of Clyde Map Drawing

I finished this map drawing of the Firth of Clyde ages ago and haven't got time to complete anymore at the moment, I'll probably go back to the series at some stage as I have lots more ideas for them, it's good to move away from them and still have them in the back of my mind to go back to when the time is right. You can see more of my Map Drawing series on my website here.

Stories from the Sea for Heart & Lungs Zine

Here's my submission for the front cover of the next issue 'Stories from the Sea' of the Heart & Lungs Zine. It didn't make it but this amazing octopus did and there's loads of more fab ones in the gallery, can't wait to see the final issue.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Right to Education

Poster for Tomorrow has a poster contest going on to highlight the fact every child's right to an education.

'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world' -Nelson Mandela.

I found this brief quite difficult and the more time passes and more ideas I come up with the less they seem to work, so I focused on typography. The first one is large letters spelling education in different colours on top of each other, the second is education spelt out of different stationery you need for school and the third is mixing together capital and lowercase letters. The closing date has just been extended by a couple of days so if you're quick you can enter see here for more details.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Acts of Kindness

I was in London the other day and saw this great project that Michael Landy is putting together all about Acts of kindness on the tube. Check it out there are loads of caring people out there making small but beatuiful moments in others lives!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Bon Iver:Calgary for Spook Magazine

Spook Magazine recently ran a competition to design a single cover for Bon Iver's single Calgary and I won! Here it is on their website where you can also hear the single and see the cool video for the song.