Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy t shirt! “Marvin’s Medicine” – Available today for £8/10€/12$ worldwide
Hi there, I’m back from a short stint as a temp at Nationwide.
Here’s a logo a did a while back for ‘Info Presto’ – a website which is a variation on the ‘Yahoo Answers’ concept wherein questions can be submitted and the answers ranked by the community.
It’s also dawned on me that I have not even mentioned a site I did a while back for Canadian musician Alex Ernewein.
The site went through a lot of mockup design phases but at the end we settled for a very minimalist design. It’s very rare (and refreshing!) that a web design client is keen to make their website as minimal as possible. This may even be the first truly minimal design I have made since I went freelance.
Below I have included some of the previous designs as well as the one we settled on.
Make sure you check out Alex Ernewein’s latest song “Blue Skies” below.
and check out his (really really well crafted) album, “Your Own Story” by clicking here.
Site is live at alexernewein.com
If you are a musician or artist check out my website specification submission form to get your project started.
Hi Internet, it’s been a while since I have updated my blog. I have been busy with more branding for Canadian band, The Boxcar Boys and their new album ‘Rye Whisky’. A 3 panel CD has been sent to the printers and will be out next week, but more on that later.
For now I’d like to post a logo I made a while back, and while it will not be used, I am very happy with how it turned out. It’s actually quite rare that I produce a logo which I am really satisfied with.
LAST 24 HOURS!
Check out my new “Chocobo Crossing” tshirt available only on qwertee.com for 48 hours from now!
Miami Real Estate Blog joins my portfolio to make a total of 4 blogs I have created for real estate brokers. Like the previous, this is the ideal platform for brokers to blog on, with built in tools for displaying anything from real estate statistics to maps of properties and information on the surrounding area, all from within a web enabled dashboard.
These kind of sites also provide an excellent way of creating traffic for their main sites.
The design is based off stock imagery from bigstockphoto.com, using credit I won through an illustration competition back in Easter via printed.com. This proved to be very useful to have!
Site is currently live at miamirealeastatenewsblog.com
On a side note, I have been very busy in the past month with illustration work since a tshirt design of mine was printed and sold 883 copies. Head over to my illustration page to check out some new work in the top row!
Last May I finished a website for a Philadelphia based group of attorneys who specialise in immigration/citizenship and social security law.
The website is mainly a graphical overhaul of their previous site which was an off-the-shelf site template offered as part of their host package.
In addition it also has added multilingual switching capabilities and web forms designed to quickly initiate a dialogue between the company and it’s potential clients.
Site is live at cfg-law.com
You can buy my Shakespearian Beaker tshirt design over at qwertee.com today for 24 hours.
GURO Promotions (“Get up, Rock Out”) are a young, new music promotion company based in Hampshire.
We began by establishing a basic brand. I made the following logo to capture the feeling of going to a live concert, the typography is a modification of the Diavlo free font by Jos Buivenga’s exljbris Font Foundry, making a non gender-specific pictogram of the ‘U’ from ‘GURO’.
Being on a tight budget and not being able to make a design from scratch, we went down the route of choosing an open source WordPress theme to build upon and inject the new brand into.
Now, GURO have established some web presence and a platform in which to blog, post music event details, stream music and engage easily with social networking and the journey for gaining followers as events begin to occur. The launch night for GURO will happen on July 7th.
I was also involved in branding their Facebook page, Twitter profile and promoting a competition for bands to take part in.
Search ranking is already doing well with the site appearing first page on the search terms “hampshire music promotion“.
Site is now live at guropromotions.co.uk
Yesterday, MCA from the Beastie Boys passed away so I made this in Illustrator/Photoshop in honour of the Beastie Boys, it’s wallpaper size so feel free to adorn it on whatever device you see fit.
It’s influenced by both the New York subway map of the 70′s and the Beastie Boys track “Root Down”.
been very busy on the creative and web design front and have a lot to blog about soon.
Hey internet, just stopping by to tell you of a t shirt design I made for Threadless.com.
This is only my second attempt at a t shirt design for Threadless, because I’ve never felt particularly enthusiastic about one of my designs being printed. But it is a good opportunity to practice the Illustration skills then show a bunch of people.
This one is called ‘ZOOT!’ and was influenced by Cab Calloway and my fascination for Zoot Suits from 1940′s America – a fascination I think developed by watching Tom wear them in the old Tom and Jerry cartoons.
Anyway, go vote it, or tweet it, or whatever it is you kids do.
I’ve just finished a fun little project, one that was much needed after months of solely doing web design.
Some of my old friends from university have since been involved in musical projects. Megaton is a dub step group formed of two bassists (one of which is Daniel Henderson from metal band Aghast), Theo Brooke (also involved in other projects) and a producer Martyn Bell, who take influences from video game culture with a particular-but-not-exclusive focus on the post apocalyptic game series, Fallout.
The games are set in the future but have always had a retro, 40′s/50′s kitsch aesthetic to them. A characterisation of this would be the ‘Pip boy’ character which features heavily in the games as an assistive illustrated character within the computer interface of an electronic device (Personal Interface Processor) you carry in the game.
The group approached me with the idea to illustrate all the members of the band in the style of Pip Boy, and to have this image transposed on to the label of a detergent bottle, photographed by Daniel’s girlfriend. This image would be used as a cover for their upcoming E.P. “Rinse & Repeat“.
I began by drawing the lines in Photoshop, I decided against going all vector on this as the final image was to be used purely as a digital record cover. I cited images both images of the boys and of Pip Boy, whose image is readily available in lots of poses.
It was a challenge to strike a balance between including the elements that make Pip Boy, Pip Boy and also creating a visual likeness to the real life people at the same time.
I then set about composing this on to the digital image of the bottle, colouring in underneath the characters and producing the faux detergent label which was to fall in line with the retro stylings of Fallout.
The bottles texture was grey scaled, copied and overlayed on top of the artwork and typography using various layer blend modes, this helped create the illusion that the imagery was really on the bottle. Rust marks were added in to the background and blurred in line with the natural soft focus of the camera.
Megaton’s Rinse & Repeat will be available next week, but meanwhile, checkout their soundcloud account by clicking here.
or listen to “Neutron Initiation” here.
Check out my Easter egg design I made for a Printed.com competition!
“Nobunny knows who stole the eggs, ‘cept Chubba and The Sun”