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Dodgy Retro Tee’s Back to Back Tour 2013

Posted on April 3, 2013

As part of the ‘Back to Back Tour’ dodgy are releasing classic retro dodgy Tee’s  to celebrate 20 years since the release of ‘The Dodgy Album’ in 1993.


These T-shirts pay a massive homage to Papa C Dub (Chris Priest) of Why Not Associates who was the artist for the band from their inception. Papa C’s typographic explorations and bold logos where the standard for the early nineties.

dodgy Retro Tee’s Back to Back Tour 2013

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Sarah Tonin Logo

Posted on March 18, 2013

The wonderful Chris Paris asked me to design a new logo for his Psych Funk outfit ‘Sarah Tonin’. The brief was to make a darker psychedelic logo in the vein of Trip or Freak and 13th Floor Elevators. It was painstakingly hand inked to keep with the authenticity of the theme.

Sarah Tonin Logo

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Could You Really Love Me? Wooooh!!!

Posted on March 18, 2013

Could You Really Love Me

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Steve Mason T shirt Design

Posted on March 2, 2013

Steve Mason T shirt Design (unpublished)

Steve Mason (Ex Beta Band, King Biscuit Time, Black Affair and now Steve Mason the artist) has just released the amazing ‘Monkey Minds in the Devils Time’.

Later in the year GrowABrain will be providing some visuals/projections for the bigger shows in late summer.

I proposed this Tee design which depicts Steve as a Film Noir Shadow Boxer, its how I’ve always seen him.  

If you’ve not heard the Album check it out. For now watch the video for the new single ‘Oh My Lord’

Steve will be playing all the major festivals this summer, don’t miss it!

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Back to Back Tour 2013

Posted on February 25, 2013

Dodgy are heading out on the BACK to BACK Tour to celebrate 20 years since the release of ‘The Dodgy Album’ 1993. They will be playing the whole album back to back with 2012′s critically acclaimed, ‘Stand Upright in a Cool Place’.

Back to Back Tour 2013 Blank Poster

Poster Detail – Click to Enlarge

Live Dates announced so far:
May 9 Bury
May 10 Cannock – box office 01543 578762
May 17 Glasgow
May 19 Edinburgh
June 8 Bideford
More to follow… check

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Swan Life Vessel

Posted on February 12, 2013

Swan Life Vessel

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Dodgy ‘Cold Tea’ Tea Towel & Print

Posted on February 1, 2013

To Celebrate 20 years since the release of ‘the Dodgy Album’

Dodgy ‘Cold Tea’ Tea Towel

‘Cold Tea’ The Dodgy Album Print

Be careful where you tread
You don’t want to do any harm
And you don’t have to have a reason
To do what you do when you do it
When you don’t want to be all alone
You can turn to me ‘cos it’s easy
There’s nothing worse than cold tea

You say it’s in the wrist
It’s in the rhythm of your palm
You life’s and open field
And you can run, run till you drop
To lie in long grass
Or between the sheets that you brought along
We forget the pot that was hot before it got cold

Make your mark and hope it works ‘cos there’s more to life to see
Make your mark, make it loud and clear, ‘cos there’s more to life with me

Give you an inch and you’ll walk with a smile
Give me a slice and I’ll be quiet for a while
You’ve got to grow with what you believe, believe

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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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Please Don’t BeLong

Posted on January 16, 2013

White sage bundle – surfin’ mind – cobra cap – elephant eyes

please don’t be long

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Turtle Beaks – Eagle Squeaks

Posted on January 16, 2013

turtle beaks eagle squeaks

turtle beaks eagle squeaks

‘Tweak Pins’ Sneak Peak!

Lennon’s mind’ll blow your nose!

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Chas & Dave’s Halloween special

Posted on October 10, 2012

Chas & Daves Halloween Special Poster

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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


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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GrowABrain X Sefton

Posted on September 24, 2012

I promised a video from the GrowABrain X Sefton Collab earlier in the year, finally its here.

It was shot during the bitter cold last February and I had monsta sniffles, nothing a few large brandy macs cant see you through.

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