Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Tattoo Idea

This is the tattoo I want on my back. Across my shoulders. 

Saturday, 10 September 2011


My band RANT have just recorded a few demo tracks. They are both on YouTube. This is a link to one of them inspired by the Rob Zombie film "The Devils Rejects"


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Solfest Digiart - Part 2

This is one of the smaller pieces that I also did using another idea based on using photographs from various peoples Solfest experiences.

Solfest Digiart

Okay, so I was approached by the Art Director for a local festival called Solfest.

He gave me a vague outline of the project and basically gave me free reign with it as long as I "gear it towards the solfest experience" (Which is never a good idea where I'm concerned). He also wanted it to be digital art which is kind of a new area for me. So this is what I came up with.

This is the main piece and I also did 4 or 5 other little pieces to go with it which I may post up later.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Tiredness comes from hard days work!

It doesn't. You know when you get tired from doing absolutely nothing all day? That's what I am experiencing right now... I am living proof people!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Experimental Jetset Magazine Spread

The task was to research a design agency and then design a magazine spread based around their work. My agency was Experimental Jetset, who are based in Amsterdam and use Helvetica as a typeface in a lot of their work as they believe it make sthe design more important if you aren't worrying about which typeface to use.

Newspaper Ad Concept and Design

We were given an event title and we had to come up with a way of advertising the event in a relevant way in a newspaper. The concept is that someone has dirty hands from working hard and has smudged them all over the paper.

Inspirational Posters for the Workplace

We were given a series of quotes from well known figures and were asked to design a series of posters for the Carlisle Enterprise Center in order to brighten up the building.
Tony Dorsett

Tim Blixseth

Thomas Edison

Construction Company Logo Design - Tusk

The concept is that it needed to look 'hard' and strong because stereotypically construction workers are all men. The typeface is Rockwell Bold. The top of the T is meant to represent a tusk.

Old Work

I've been rummaging through all my old (first year) uni work and I've found some bits that I feel are worthy to be shared with everyone. So the pieces that follow are all oldsh pieces of work... Enjoy!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Modernism Vs. Post-Modernism

Modernism and Post-Modernism are terms that are thrown around a lot these days. But I have found, whilst researching for an essay, that defining them is about as easy as drawing blood from a stone.

Modernists seem to try and expand on things that already exist in an imaginative way and try to 'reinvent the wheel'. Post-Modernists on the other hand, don't. They try and question whether there is even a wheel in the first place. They seem to strip everything out of their work, whether it be art or literature, that the modernists hold dear just as a middle finger to the modernists.

Now, I quite like some of the post-modern art because a lot of it is quite typographically driven which is right up my street. But the post modern literature that I've read seems rather drab. There is a lack of any particular plot or narrative which, in my opinion, is what makes a good book worth reading.

If I had to pick to be part of either movement then I would most definately pick Modernism. In general, it seems to be the most sensible.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Self Promotion Booklet/ Summative Booklet

Right, here is my design for my self promotion piece. I focused on being really experimental with my layouts and using objects that I have never used before. I decided to use two big letters on each double page which are pulled from the middle of the title of each spread (e.g. Typography, O, G.). Comments and Suggestions welcome.

 Pages 1 - 2

Pages 3 - 4

Pages 5 - 6

Pages 7 - 8

Monday, 28 February 2011

UK Recycle

Secure Solutions


Starks Shoes

Identity Is Everything!

A project that I have worked on recently in which we were given a list of businesses and had to design a logo for one of them. I did 4 logos for 4 businesses. We also had to design stationary fro the business. These are my for stationary collections.