Friday, 26 November 2010

Cats Doin' Stuff

Finally, in my 3rd year got round to screen printing!

If anyone wants one i'm selling = ]

Monday, 22 November 2010

When I Grow Up... (Children In Need)

Thursday 18th November was the opening of our exhibition for Children In Need called 'When I Grow Up...'

Poster by Charlie Sheppard

The exhibition has several different elements. First of all we set a brief to all 3 years of Graphic Design & Illustration asking them to produce one A3 image about what they wanted to be when they grew up (as a child).

'Batman (Adam West Version)' by Jonathan Taylor

'Jungle Exploring Skateboarder' by Pat Bradbury

'Ice Skater' by Rufus Day

Then we were kindly given permission to do a workshop with the Year 6 pupils at St. Luke's Primary School where we gave them the same brief about what they want to be when they grow up.

'Pro Skateboarder' - Heather Winch (Age 10)

'Turn A Campervan Into A Time Machine' - Jack Pool (Age 11)

When the two sets of work were completed we put them into the exhibition space along side each other. The university students works are on the top and bottom tiers and the children's work runs through the middle.

We collated the works into a catalogue, beautifully risograph printed by Elliott Denny at Victory Press. Which we sold at the private view on Thursday for the very reasonable price of £4.

Along side this we also successfully completed a sponsored 24 hour drawing marathon. The final piece was loosely based on the phrase 'The World Is Your Oyster' and was open to all contributions by students at the Grande Parade Campus at the University of Brighton.

Final Outcome (More Photo's To Follow)

We created a time lapse film of the process - (note the number at the top of the screen which indicates the hour by hour countdown)

Here are some photos from the private view on Thursday evening -

The opening night was was a huge success and we raised over £500 with all proceeds going to Children in Need.

Huge thanks go to Charlie Sheppard, Matt Lyver and Will Hewitt who co-ordinated the event with me.

All 3 years of GDI who helped support the project with submissions for the exhibition and for helping lend a hand with the 24 hour drawing.

To Simon Goble to whom I owe about 20 pints.

Elliott Denny at Victory Press for the stunning catalogue.

Anne McConnell's Year 6 class at St. Lukes Primary School.

Pat Bradbury, Joe Prince, Rosanna Webster & Anieszka Banks for helping with the workshop

Matt Wingfield for donating the vinyl for the windows

And my dear pops Neil Woodger for funding the boards for the 24 hour drawing.

It was an amazing achievement to have pulled this off in just over 3 weeks and there is no way we could have done it with out you!

The exhibition runs until 10th December so if you haven't seen it yet get down to the Grande Parade building at the University of Brighton and check it out!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Friday, 15 October 2010

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Catch Me If You Can

Last year I used a project to practice editorial illustration. I would use the rule of '3rd page, 4th Column, Any Newspaper' and respond to whatever story may be on that page that day.
I had a good response from the project and was advised to send the work to The Guardian. The response I had from them was also good but they made a point about my use of pencil and that pencil doesn't print well. So I have decided to take this project on once more in my spare time using the same rules as last time but with a different approach to the drawing.

Clean Kill

This is a response to our first brief of 3rd year. The project was about 'Oxymorons'.
We were given a selection of oxymorons to choose from and our aim was to effectively communicate that oxymoron. I chose 'Clean Kill'....

Friday, 1 October 2010

Class of 84'

So 3rd year begins! This summer I responded to the word 'undertaking' as part of our summer project. I decided that there were a few things I needed to work on - Familiar Characters, Type, and using a Graphics Tablet. So I labelled the work as - 'Undertaking the learning of new ideas and processes'.

The work is just a practice exercise really, but is based on my favourite year for popular culture - 1984.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


So I'm still working on this character development stuff, I've been spending a lot of time on a big drawing, working on the Wacom tablet. Though I felt the full force of not having hard copies of things yesterday when I forgot to save an entire days work! I've been enjoying this practice but looking forward to using a paper and pencil again!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Best of All

Just got back from Bestival... What a hot dinger of a weekend. I found out a week or so before the festival weekend that the one and only Mr. Motivator would be doing a 45 minute set on the Saturday so I put together a costume to honor the great man himself...

but it just got better....

and better...

and better!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Little drawing, I'm still working on my character development for my next piece of work.

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Big Phil C

This started out as a doodle and then I photoshopped the fuck out of it. I've been listening to a lot of Phil Collins recently and fancied doing a drawing, couldn't help but come across 'that' Cadbury advert. Wish they'd stop trying to better that one, with the weird kids, airport vehicles and CGI fish. It's laaammmme.

Thursday, 12 August 2010


I recently had a 2 week long obsession with the movie Goodfellas, which ranks at number 2 in my favourite movies of all time. I wanted to something about the movie for ages and in the end settled on this stupid pun/play on words thing. I'm trying to convert the style I use for my characters into recognisable celebrities and this is my first attempt.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Holiday Memories

So i've been doing zero to do with Illustration for the last month... I just got back from Holiday in Egypt on Sunday and i'm ready to get started again. Here is a pretty accurate representation of my lovely if somewhat uncomfortable holiday that I sketched waiting for the plane home. I'll be posting a few things I've been working on over the summer in the next few days.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Why See En

I've spent the last couple of days in London doing a painting at the YCN Building. my gal pal Pat Bradders hooked me up with a sweet couple of days painting on his 'World Cup Moments Mural'

Pat's been interning at YCN for the last 3 weeks and has been asked to create wall chart in the downstairs library if you get a chance pop down and have a look, its looking lovely

Here is my interpretation of Brazil vs Chile

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Summer Updates

Finally that time of year again! mmmm....I haven't posted anything up for quite a while, i've been chillin out since then end of the Mural Project/Assessment. Just thought I'd post a few updates...

Roger Daltery opened the Brighton Music Tunnel at the end of last month and the feedback we've had so far has been pretty good. The opening was covered by BBC and ITV which was pwetty sweet.

If you get a chance go down to the Sealife Centre in Brighton and have a look and let us know what you think!

Then after we managed to take a couple of breaths we were given a brief for our end of year show 'Light' here is a short animation I made with the little time I had. The exhibition looked really great, hats off to Luke Tudor Griffiths & Mark Adams for setting it up!

Here is the Flickr page of everyones work for the exhibition

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Tunnel Vision

I am currently working on a Mural click on the link below to see more

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Half Way House

Tonight we enter the half way stage of the painting part of the project. Here is a time lapse of our first 8 days.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Time Lapse Day 1

Time Lapse film from the first day of painting.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Living The Dream

Charlie, Pat and I, were living it up on Radio Reverb this afternoon, talking about the mural and plugging the Tunnel Vision blog, it was very funny and there is an exclusive 'Tunnel Vision Podcast' below.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Verse Print

The University of Brighton newspaper have had a bit of a re-birth this month and I was asked to create a centre fold poster.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Poster for The Verse

This is a centre page pull out poster I have just finished for the re-launch of the University of Brighton newspaper The Verse (formerly The Pebble).

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sea Life Centre Mural Presentation

On Thursday afternoon a group of us got together and delivered a presentation in front of a team of documentary film makers to the directors of the Sealife Centre, the producer at Juice FM, and the director of the Brighton 'Walk of Fame'.

The Presentation was a pitch to paint a mural in the tunnel that runs from the Brighton Sealife Centre to the Sea Front. To celebrate the history of the Brighton Music Scene and honor artists who tie links with the city of Brighton.

The Presentation went down well and the clients seemed to be very excited by our initial ideas. The projects starts at the beginning of the summer term (April 19th) and we have a month to work on the mural. The project will coincide with the Brighton Fringe Festival where there will be a grand opening on May 20th. As well as Documentary film being made on the project by students from Hasting College and a Publicity campaign is being run by Juice FM

Exciting times lay ahead...

This is the team of designers who I'll have the privilege of working with

Paul Layzell
Charlie Sheppard
Pat Bradbury
Matt Lyver
Thomas Collins
Megan Pearce
Jerome Miller

Photos kindly taken by Callum Walker