Tuesday, 23 August 2011

When in Rome…

When I was about 25 I was taught to cut letters in stone by my grandfather, Stephen Rickard, who had learnt at the Royal Academy in the 1930s and 40s. It's a very satisfying medium - the piece in the foreground was my first attempt, and it was on a bit of broken York stone (hence the choice of word). The alphabet behind is on a slab of Portland. There's something temptingly mischievous about having the ability to "set things in stone"!

Racy artwork

I painted this last week for Benny over at Boneshaker… it's always nice to make something a bit loose like a goose, baby

Ma Polaine's Great Decline

I've just finished this logo for the great blues duo  Ma Polaine's Great Decline
They told me they imagined that Ma Polaine was a poison-assassin at the turn of the century, which is a great basis for a brief! 

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


I did this logo a while back for King Salami - I don't know if they ever used it in the end, but I always liked the sausage / fork combination… it reminded me of Grange Hill.

In The Shed Speed Shop

A little something for Panthershaun

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

49 Mile Ride

I made this T shirt design for Pete Young from the ace Occhio Lungo. Every year they hold this run in San Francisco…