Friday, 29 April 2016

Charivari Day

Every year Folkestone is turned into Rio for the annual Charivari Day street carnival. This year is its 20th year - I've been doing the posters for the last 10ish years I think. This year the theme of the carnival is "vintage seaside" so I decided this was the only way to go!

The Hot Rod Hayride

I drew this design for a T shirt for this year's Hot Rod Hayride festival. It was drawn on paper with a permanent marker, and then coloured on the computer. The yellow one is for a sticker. 

The Higher State

 Here's a fun job! A 12"  cover for The Higher State's new album (which I also played drums on, but that's incidental).

The Trip Out 2016

This year's poster for The Trip Out festival.

Carters Steam Fair

Each year I do lots of different designs for Carters in addition to the normal shop bills and website. These are two of the extra jobs from last year.

Ma Polaine's Great Decline

I designed this 10" record cover for Ma Polaine's Great Decline, using this beautiful cracked tile from their fireplace as a basis.

Tankus the Henge

A couple of CD covers for Tankus the Henge's EPs.

The Folkestone Living Advent Calendar

At Christmas Jim Jam Arts made a great, life-size advent calendar out of Folkestone. Each night at 6pm a different door in the town would open to reveal a performance. I designed and illustrated this actual advent calendar to be given out to the audiences, showing each of the doors.

Fajita Fridays!

Poster for The Chambers bar/restaurant in Folkestone - Fajita Fridays!

City Sound Project

A double-sided A3 poster/leaflet which I was asked to make as part of the Canterbury City Sound Project music festival. The style is based on their previous designs.

You can't wear out an Indian Scout (T shirt)

I designed this T shirt for Atomic Dave, based on the original slogan by Indian motorcycles.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

A couple of posters I made for Dingles, a fantastic indoor fairground museum in Lifton, Devon.

Effie Butterworth

The brilliant Ellis Stansfield is making authentic, historically accurate smalls! I made this business card and hand-drawn logo for her.

Sterling Autocycle

Some more designs for The Black Douglas Motorcycle Co. who are producing these vintage 1920s-style bikes brand new.

Dreaming of a See-Through Christmas

This was undoubtedly one of the most difficult jobs of my career. Last Christmas an advertising agency in Switzerland asked me to produce an animation (not my area of expertise!) showing an ice cube melting to reveal a transparent watch! Mmmm.... never one to refuse a good challenge, I made this. Not quite up to Pixar standard, but I suppose you've got to start somewhere.

Performing cats

Some days my job just gets even weirder. This time it was due to Zippo from Zippo's Circus asking me to paint a domestic cat jumping through a hoop to advertise his latest act – these days I work for Carters exclusively when it comes to 'showland' but I made an exception for this one as he needed it quickly and his designer had become unavailable (and he's a nice bloke!). Oil on board, added to the poster in Photoshop.