Thursday, 14 July 2011

Serial Failure

Hello team! Sorry, I forgot and was busy. These are the reasons nobody ever succeeds at that "I'm doing one thing every day" self-imposed blogging challenge. So instead I'm going to do what everybody else does: shove stuff up here as and when it suits me. So today your treat is a lovely Fringe Festival preview!

The talented people at Jackinabox Productions wanted some original logo and illustration work done for their physical and dance adaptation of Hokey Cokey Andersen's The Little Mermaid, so I did this for them. They seemed pretty happy! I hope you like it too, whoever you are out there in radioland.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Fun with the Lights Out

Only a little update today since I'm swamped with producing new stuff for to take to the Fringe Festival. For now here's the poster I did for a York production of Black Comedy that I was in. I can be seen at the bottom left of the photograph in character as Colonel Melkett. It was a big host of laughs and everybody said I was extremely convincing as a shellshocked racist.

I did all the text with my brush pen, inspired by some old film posters of the persuasion "just paint over a production still", and I think it turned out okay! Not quite convinced by the colour on the drop shadow on the title, looks a bit "shitty gold", but never mind, eh. The lighting design and photograph on the poster came courtesy of its sexy dangerous production team, Sam Briggs and Katie Lambert.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Shedding my Responsibilities

Technically this is already late since it's now tomorrow. Nonetheless, here we go!

As the poster claims I also wrote and directed this play as well as designing the poster, in a stunning break from habit. Since it's late, here's the trailer I shot and edited as a special bonus feature. (Audio stolen from the Dead Pirates)

Monday, 4 July 2011


Things change. People change. University courses end and suddenly people have time to update their art blogs even though they've been busy little beavers. It's in the spirit of this that I promise to upload one image per day from the last year's backlog of fine posters, illustrations and sketches until such time as I run out. Starting NOW!

This is a blue and red pencil/marker pen illustration of Roseanna Brear in her role as Philomele Smith in good friend Heather Wilmot's play Knightingale. The front lobby of the Drama Society's Barn venue was covered in sheets of paper and dolled up to look like it was covered in the childhood drawings of Phil and her brother Sam, and looked brilliant.