Monday, October 31, 2011

Skulls are...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Not only is this portentous day signified by mischievous ghosts and goblins making merry by the moonlight, but it is also the launch of my design for the Awesome Merch Vs Poster Roast Series.

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The design will be sent out as postcards and posters with each order placed with Awesome Merch throughout November and will also be available in gruesome t-shirt form - although move quickly human, there are only 50 available!

Just for fun, I have also adapted this design for wallpaper, which you can download for free!

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Available sizes:

1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050 / 1920 X 1080 / 1920 x 1200 / 2048 x 1152 / 2560 x 1440 / ipad / mobile

 

Be Spooky; Stay Safe.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Screen Printing Course & Exhibition

LEARN TO PRINT!

Myself and my esteemed colleague Cameron Steward (www.twoducksdisco.co.uk) will be facilitating a 2 day screen printing course, taking place at the West Yorkshire Print Workshop, the studio where we both print much of our work.

The course is aimed at people who have an interest in printing gig posters, so will cover such topics as:

  • Working with bands/labels & the legalities gigposters
  • Making your design 'screenprint friendly' - understanding the pros and cons of the medium
  • Using such techniques as trapping and overprinting
  • Screenprinting accurately and at speed!

The ideal participant would be someone with a sense of humour, who is willing to ask daft questions and get their hands dirty.  Also they must be aged 18 or over.

For more info, please go here: http://www.wypw.org/courses/18/Screen_Printed_Gig_Posters.html

And if you are interested - move quick friend as I think there many only be 1 or 2 places left.

At this very moment there is also an exhibition of gigposters at the studio, aptly titled 'This is a GigPoster.' If you were interested in having a look at the studio, you should swing by soon and check out the work on show.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gig Posters Volume 2

Very pleased indeed to have been included in the new Gig Posters book. I received my copy through the post today, and let me tell you it is absolutely beautiful and each page is perforated so you can pull out and display your favourites.

The book is not out on general sale yet but you can preorder it here, and it should be readily available in lots of places when it is out.  A perfect gift for music and art fans.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Playful & Passionate

Opera North recently commissioned myself and animator Ash 'Broken Pixel' Dean to put together a short animation to raise awareness of the programme of classical music taking place in the Howard Assembly Rooms.

It was a pleasure to work with Ash again, and great to see my illustrations brought to life. We both took a few process screengrabs as we worked on this, so look out for a process write-up some point soon.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Revival Tour posters available this week

I will be putting 10 copies of my poster for The Revival Tour up on the AoC Shop this Friday the 7th October at 3pm GMT (that's UK time, so convert accordingly).

In order to let people have reasonable chance to grab one, there will be a limit of no more than 2 per customer.  They might all go in minutes, or they might last a week or so - we will see!

The posters are still available to purchase at Revival Tour shows - if you are able to make it to one, please go and support the guys. They put on a really inspiring and positive show and Danny on the merch stall will be happy to sell you a poster.

Cheers & Stay Lucky.