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Dodgy 3X1 Acoustic Tour 2013

Posted on January 23, 2013

Dodgy 3X1 Acoustic Tour

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Basement Tapes – Down Under

Posted on January 16, 2013

BASEMENT TAPES has moved to Sydney Australia!

heres the ‘Moon Rider’ poster 15.02.2013

Psychedelic Moon Rider Basement Tapes Oz

Psychedelic Moon Rider Basement Tapes Oz

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GrowABrain & Longlive X Bored of Southsea

Posted on September 29, 2012

Absolutely stoked to bring you a seven colour print for Bored of Southsea. It means a great deal to me to do a print for these guys as they literally hold up the strong island.

Tote, Crew neck Jumper, and Tees

Available through www.boredofsouthsea.co.uk

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GrowABrain X Bored of Southsea

Here’s what they say:

Mr Russell Hardman, otherwise known as GrowaBrain, grew up on the mean streets of Portsmouth and still considers it home although residing in London. He’s spent the last few years working on everything from album art for power-pop trio Dodgy to designing T-shirts for London based Men’s fashion boutique Sefton. Amongst those, and literally countless other projects, he’s put on two incredible and well received exhibitions of his own work.

Longlive Cooperative is a new collective project that is for anyone and everyone. Primarily a vehicle for promoting nights in Portsmouth and London put on by Charlie Waddington, one of the DJs that made Pet Sounds an umbrella for the philosophy that a good tune’s a good tune and leave convention to duller nights.
This design was conceived as a nod to our hometown, taking a bit of a journey through Bored of Southsea tees that have caught Grow a Brain’s eye over the years, such as French’s Seagull
and ( Junior Bruce’s ) Jubru’s ‘Southsea Bronx Strong Island’ smiling sunshine
but all of course through an inimitable style that is Grow a Brain’s alone.

At seven colours on the T-Shirt and crew neck sweatshirt this is the largest that Bored of Southsea have done to date, with a thick, rich texture that does the ace image justice.

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The Dreaming Spires

Posted on September 23, 2012

The Dreaming Spires released the fantastic ‘Brothers in Booklyn’ LP in the summer and have been playing a number of gigs across the UK, with dates right up until the end of November. Be sure to check them out.

The Dreaming Spires tee design

The Dreaming Spires tee design

‘You lift me up upon the strength of strings’

bubblegum psychedelic wrapper

bubblegum psychedelic wrapper

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‘Dodgy’s Northern Soul’ Package

Posted on July 31, 2012

Dodgy Will Release a 7″ Vinyl AA side single; including a version of Frank Wilson’s ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I do)’ and a Brand New Dodgy Northern Soul Instant Classic!
To Celebrate Dodgy are hosting an All Nighter at The Wigan Rose Club (formerly the Monaco Casino). You can pre-order tickets for the event and vinyl bundles including T shirts and Northern Soul patches from www.dodgyology.com.

Dodgy's Northern Soul Packages

Dodgy's Northern Soul Packages

Stand Upright, Keep on Dodgin' PATCH

Stand Upright, Keep on Dodgin' PATCH

Black Northern Soul Tee

Black Northern Soul Tee

White Northern Soul Tee

White Northern Soul Tee

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Vintage Pet Sounds x Southsea Fest

Posted on July 11, 2012

As part of Southsea Fest, ‘Pet Sounds’ are doing there bit with a ‘Vintage Pet Sounds All Dayer’ upstairs at The Wine Vaults.

Vintage Pet Sounds All Dayer

Vintage Pet Sounds All Dayer

The drawing is a GrowABrain tribute to Sid and Marty Krofft, the brothers with a penchant for 60′s Bubblegum Psychedelic childrens television. The Banana Splits (Hanna-Barbera’s Beatles) are fitting as the Pet Sounds house band. Bubblegum pop rock and roll!

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Dodgy’s Northern Soul All Nighter

Posted on July 11, 2012

Dodgy Live at The Wigan Rose Club (Monaco Ballroom).

Dodgy have often payed homage to Northern Soul Roots but never have they thrown an All Nighter. This is also the launch party of there Limited Edition Northern Soul 7″ single.

Dodgy's 'Northern Soul All Nighter'

Dodgy’s ‘Northern Soul All Nighter’

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‘Pleasure Seekers’ & ‘Timewave Zero’ Tees

Posted on July 2, 2012

Pleasure Seekers - Leary Tee

'Pleasure Seekers' - Leary Tee

GrowABrain is producing a range Tees to celebrate the greatest philosophers of the psychedelic revolution. To kick things off we have the Timothy Leary ‘Pleasure Seekers’ Tee. The modern phenomenon of ‘Pleasure Seeking’, is a comment on the distracted society, outlined in Learys ‘The Intelligence Agents’ A work of social, moral, religious and scientific satire, including articles by and about people who are changing the meaning of freedom all over the world. This is the fifth and final volume of Dr. Leary’s ‘Future History Series’ with lots of fun pictures and ideas for your brain!

‘The headlights hypnotise, they take you off towards the sea into the night, you run away from thoughts you cannot hide’

The next on the list is:

Terence Mckenna – Timewave Zero Tee

‘We are on the brink of possibilities that will make us literally unrecognizable to ourselves and those possibilities will be realised, not in the next thousand years but in the next 20 years because the acceleration of invention and novelty and information transfer is at this point so rapid’. Its nearly here! Its all unfolding, to celebrate the Information Revelation be sure to sport one of these tees. If you are not familiar with Terence Mckenna’s Transmissions be sure to check out some of his videos on the global information network, thats right on schedule.

'Timewave Zero' - Mckenna Tee

'Timewave Zero' - Mckenna Tee

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El Penguini

Posted on July 1, 2012

I thought I’d seen the last of penguins for 2012! I couldn’t have been more wrong. I was recently asked to produce a ‘Mexican Penguin’ character/logo for a casino. ‘El Penguini’ was born, El P to his friends. I love that Ive been able to utilise lucky 7 and unlucky for some! 13 in the lottery balls, they are my favourite magik numbers and beautifully my missus’ birthday is 13/7.

El penguini

El penguini

Here is an earlier version, I am quite fond of. Looks more like a mean ol’ crow but he is not without his charm.

Mean Penguin

Mean Penguin

I took inspiration from a Sombrero I used to sport on my first ever website back in 2006 after a trip to Mexico, Christ that was alot of work rendering those silver Mayan buttons!

www.russellhardman.com (circa 2006)

www.russellhardman.com (circa 2006)

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‘Count of Monte Carlo’ Jackpot Machine

Posted on June 14, 2012

Finally the jackpot machine ‘Count of Monte Carlo’ for which GrowABrain did the vector art is playable online for FREE at: winawage.com

jackpot-machine

jackpot-machine

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FILM and MEDIA AWARD

Posted on May 30, 2012

As part of my pedagogic practices I have been asked to design the Certificate/Award for the Film and Media Students at the Henley College. These are hand pulled screenprints, gold ink on heavy black stock.

I challenged myself to ‘keep it simple’ taking inspiration from the wonderful Seb Lester.

Film and Media Award

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Rick Griffin Text Experiments

Posted on May 30, 2012

As part of my ongoing fascination with this Great mans work, I have been occupationally trying to find a digital formula to create Griffinesque text without the need to hand render the linework.

It’s the graphic equivalent of alchemy, turning lead into gold, of course its impossible to capture Griffin’s beautiful nuances of line and deft of touch but the basic structure is almost there.

I just wanted to share with you where I am at, the Holy grail would be to be able to use this Griffinesque text in Graphic work at the touch of a button… not there yet!

griffintest

Using an edited FREE font ‘Hendrix’ here is the result from rendering 3D text in illustrator and stroking the gradient once the tonal values have been expanded. The offset tool is used to create the lettering border. ‘Bad Acid’ is also a great Rick inspired FREE font.

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Dodgy Digital Banner

Posted on May 30, 2012

dodgy banner in situ

dodgy banner in situ, Cuckoo Wharf, Birmingham

Dodgy Digital Banner

Dodgy Digital Banner

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