Monday, 25 April 2011
Lately, I've been working on some editorials from old newspaper articles. The article this piece responds to covers the concept of 'exiting'; knowing when it is best to bail out of a bad situation. It states that the manner in which we exit a situation inevitably impacts the way we enter the next.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
This week I designed an A2 poster based on the last words of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. who was an American jurist in the early twentieth century. The composition was structured in the bold style of Russian Constructivist posters with a few playful embellishments thrown in. I hope I've done Holmes's phenomenal moustache justice, it's just about big enough.
Saturday, 23 April 2011
I thought I'd upload close ups of Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray from my last post. I really enjoyed working on these two, Wilde is such a drawable figure. I based both characters on one particular photograph of the infamous writer. Wilde's hand was captured in such a fantastically lofty manner that I had to make it a feature of both portraits.
Friday, 15 April 2011
The next instalment in my Famous Last Words series. This piece is based on the last utterances of Oscar Wilde: 'I am in a duel to the death with this wallpaper. One of us has to go.' The repeat pattern is made up of significant components of Wilde’s life. Some are self-explanatory, whereas others are more complex then you mite think (the noose for example). I’d never done a repeat pattern before, so there was a swagger to my stride after I pulled it off.
Rest assured I am now swaggerless.
Sunday, 10 April 2011
This is a poster/graphic novel sequence based on the final last words of Leo Tolstoy: 'How do the Peasants die?' It focuses on Tolstoy's relinquishment of nobility during the latter part of his life. Despite the fact he changed his life-style to that of a 'peasant' his last words were those of a nobleman, so I created dual deaths to reflect both sides of his personality. I have also made this sequence into a small book.
This post has been unusually serious so I shall finish it with an odd question, which has been bugging me of late: How are seedless grapes grown?
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
This book cover is based upon the final last words of Thomas Hobbes, which were 'I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. Hobbes was a political philosopher in the 17th century, hence the period garb. On researching the man I came across another quote, which also inspired this piece: 'If men are not naturally in a state of war, why do they always carry arms and why do they have keys to lock their doors?'
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Like most illustrators, artist, designers (insert your preference) I love to fill sketchbooks. It was suggested to me to upload some of my doodles, so here are a few pages from a couple of projects that I have already uploaded.
Sorry if this post is a bit long, I like sketchbooks.