Thursday, 29 August 2013

'Dead Man's Shoes' VHS sleeve for Not For Rental

Here's some work in progress pictures of my contribution to the Not For Rental exhibition earlier this year as well as the final video.  I chose to do a VHS sleeve for Shane Meadow's 'Dead Man's Shoes' which ended up being part lino-cut print, part illustration and part wonky handwriting.

In keeping with my 'Oh the Horror' lino-cut series I wanted to choose an object from the film that represented it and I felt that the gas mask was the best option. Initially I sketched out the gas mask in pencil on paper and then transferred it on to the lino.  Then I inked it with dipping pen and ink for stronger and cleaner lines to cut around.

Next step was carefully cutting the lino.

Once I'd cut the lino I then lined it up for registration and inked it for printing.

And here's the final video including the illustrated rear of the box.

And the final scanned sleeve front and back.

I'm not sure whether or not it sold on the weekend of the exhibition but I think there was talk of selling them online - all of the money raised goes to MacMillan Cancer Support and Art Against Knives - more info here.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Artcrank London

The Artcrank London exhibition opens tomorrow at Dog Eared Films near King's Cross and I have a new bicycle inspired screenprint in it alongside a bunch of other designers and illustrators including the brilliant Pete Locke who's featured in some of my zines in the last few years.  It starts at two so come down and say hello; I'm going to be at Puck in the Box at Boxpark during the day and then head there in the early evening. Here's a sneak peek of part of the print although I went for a different ink colour in the end.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Edgar Wright Art Show at Gallery 1988

The Edgar Wright Art Show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles opened yesterday with appearances from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.  I was invited to exhibit something and decided to carry on from my linocut 'Oh the Horror' print series with three objects from 'Shaun of the Dead'.  The series is titled 'Oh fuck this I'm going to the shed!' and features a cricket bat, a spade and a box of records. The show runs until September 7th after which I'll be selling my remaining print sets on-line.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

'Puck in the Box' at Box Park

Puck Collective have assembled a collection of new art and prints for a week long exhibition at Box Park called 'Puck in the Box'.  We've been setting up since yesterday and it's finally ready for business so come along and say hello.  There are brand new screenprints, linocut prints and Risograph prints and a few original pieces available all at reasonable prices.  COME.

Monday, 19 August 2013

'drawn' exhibition video

The 'drawn' exhibition at Print Space runs until Friday featuring my giant spirit bear illustrations and art from the likes of Miss Led, Claire Scully, Rosco Brittin and loads more.  Click here to see a video of the opening night.  Thankfully I scurried away into the night before I could be interviewed.

I've got new work in three different group exhibitions in the next couple of weeks; first up Puck Collective are at Box Park in Shoreditch for a week from tomorrow.  More details to follow.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Opening night at 'drawn'

Here are some photos courtesy of Print Space of the opening night of 'drawn'.  It was a great evening with some fantastic illustration on display; the exhibition runs for a few weeks yet so try and pop in.  It's been a pleasure to finally see my giant bear series on display in an exhibition environment.