31 May 2012

This month Agency Rush are replacing their usual AR logo for an ER in commemoration of the queens 60th year on the throne. They asked several of the agency's artists to work their magic on customising the logo. Here's my contribution...

29 May 2012

Eastern Fairytale
This is a design I just completed for Slovakian shopping mall Eurovea based in the heart of Bratislava. The poster is to help advertise the mall & promote 'the best children's day you've ever experienced'! The headline translates roughly as 'Discover the Fabulous Paradise' & the image certainly contains a plethora of fairytale characters congregating round a tree that has magically sprouted up in the shopping centre!

22 May 2012

Growing for Gold!
Another group of illustrations I've recently created for the chaps at Venner Shipley in their corporate colours. This time for their bi-annual magazine - Inside IP. The theme for the this issue was advances in patents for sports & plant technology as seen on the cover design & with the Olympics & Euro 2012 only weeks away we thought we should include a nod to those too. I also produced 3 internal illustrations to accompany features such as pharmaceutical issues, design patents & european law.

20 May 2012

Eurovision of Beauty!
I designed this cover in collaboration with art director James Eric Jones for the May/June issue of Baku magazine - if like me you thought it was just another funky name for a magazine then you're wrong! It's also the name of the capital city of Azerbaijan & this is exactly what the magazine's about - all the cool things going on in and around the city. 
Since this years Eurovision song contest will be hosted by Azerbaijan in the fine city of Baku it seems fitting that the cover celebrates the city coming alive with Eurovision spirit with all it's vibrance & kitschness! If you don't read Russian the headline reads "Eurovision here we come" & I'm sure the UK will come last as usual!

1 May 2012

Secret 7"
last month I was asked to participate in this interesting project - Secret 7"- in conjunction with Universal Music & The Teenage Cancer Trust. Aiming to rekindle the interest in vinyl sleeve artwork, various artists were invited to create designs inspired by one of seven tracks from the likes of the Cure, Bombay Bicycle Club & Noah & the Whale.
Each sleeve was then displayed in the Idea Generation gallery, Shoreditch for the week and on record store day they were sold off containing the appropriate vinyl record with all proceeds going to the charity. The 'secret' part was that no one knew which artist had created which design nor which song was housed in it's respective sleeve until after it had been purchased!  My selected track was 'Only if for a night' by Florence + the Machine.