Archive for May, 2012.

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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Basement Tapes Bank Holiday Special

Posted on May 30, 2012

Jubilee Weekend is gonna be a blast. Come and witness the fitness that is ‘The Oars’, ‘Dirty Treasure’ and the beautiful ‘Nia’ on Sunday 3rd at Bar 23, Dalston.

Here’s what they say:

Oh yes, not one but TWO days off to celebrate the ‘jubilee’ means we’re throwing a celebration of the finest music in London town at Bar 23 with a…

BASEMENT TAPES BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

Basement Tapes Bank Holiday Special

Basement Tapes Bank Holiday Special

Live music from:

Dirty Treasure
www.dirtytreasure.tumblr.com

Nia
www.facebook.com/niamusicpage

The Oars
www.theoars.co.uk

Basement Brothers DJs til 2am

Free Entry

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Brains Got Legs!

Posted on May 30, 2012

Brains Got Legs

Brains Got Legs

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TIME WAVE ZERO

Posted on May 4, 2012

TIME WAVE ZERO

TIME WAVE ZERO

TIME WAVE ZERO 2012

OMG there are just 231 days to December 21, 2012!

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Unofficial Victorious Vintage Dodgy Afterparty Poster

Posted on May 4, 2012

Here is a new poster I drew for the ‘Unofficial Victorious Vintage Dodgy Afterparty’ at Club EQ Southsea.

The the drawing is of HMS.Victory famously Lord Nelson‘s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It is one of the major attractions down in the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth where the Victorious Vintage 2 day festival is taking place. Headlined coincidentally by DODGY on the Saturday and the LIGHTENING SEEDS on the Sunday.

Saturday June 2nd – Sunday June 3rd 2012

VICTORIOUS VINTAGE at PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
Presented by Love Southsea, Boutique Market and Little Johnny Russells

10.00am – 10.00pm BOTH DAYS – ADMISSION FREE

Click on the link below for more details on the line-up as it is updated daily.

FULL LINE-UP http://www.vinylrecords.co.uk/vintage.html

Victorious Vintage Unofficial Afterparty

Victorious Vintage Unofficial Afterparty

Anyway, enough about that, its all about the dodgy afterparty on the Sat 10pm-3am. Expect some dodgy DJ’s, nudge nudge, wink wink!

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