Nascent Ideas


SHOP!
January 16, 2009, 9:03 pm
Filed under: Advertising, Books, Design, drawing, Illustration, Pop Culture, Screen Printing, Shop

I just added a link on my site to my new shop at big cartel, you can either go look at my site (hint!) or go directly there. Only 3 products up so far but more coming soon!



1st Gocco Attempt
December 8, 2008, 6:07 pm
Filed under: Art, drawing, Illustration, Screen Printing, Skull | Tags: , , , , ,

Well here is the result of my first attempt at printing with my gocco. I think the mistake I made was putting the lines too close together so they’ve bled into each other. Printed onto a slightly grey envelope for mailing out promos, I only printed 10 of these because they didn’t come out amazingly well so I’ll be making a new image for the next lot!



Zombie Hooker
December 3, 2008, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Art, Design, drawing, Erotica, Illustration, porn, Screen Printing, Skull | Tags: , ,

I just got hold of a print gocco so I’m busy making imagery to print, first up is an image redrawn from something I drew about 2 years ago or so. Should be printing next week, I’ll post up the gocco print when it’s done.



Tumblr

I now have a tumblr page, I’m probably going to be posting a lot of the stuff I used to post on this blog on there instead and keep the blog as a process/portfolio blog.

tumblr



Spec Work and Competitions
May 25, 2008, 8:09 am
Filed under: Competition, Design, drawing, Fashion, Illustration, news, Pop Culture, Screen Printing

Any illustrator/designer will know the pitfalls of spec work, working for free for the possibility of “winning” a competition to have their design used. They’re all over the place and in general if you’re picked then it will have been worth the effort, if you’re not picked then it’s just a waste of time. I came across a competition today to design a t-shirt for “X-Large” a label that I used to respect quite a lot and that in the past has used designs by Geoff McFetridge amongst others. The competition has the normal provisos that all designs will be the property of X-Large etc etc but what struck me was how bad the “prizes” were. Three runners up win

  • A free T-Shirt with the winning design.
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to XLarge.com.

And the winner wins

  • Worldwide recognition for designing an official XLarge T-shirt.
  • 5 free T-Shirts with the design to show off.
  • $100 Gift Certificate to XLarge.com.

Doesn’t that strike anyone as quite bad? Add to that their track record for these competitions, they held one in the past that appears to have had no winners at all and I’d suggest that entering is probably a waste of time.

Anyway, if you still want to enter you can do so here.



Degree Show 2008

In addition to Free Range there is of course the Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration degree show itself. This will be open to the public from lunchtime on the 31st of May until the after noon of the 5th of June. Details can be found here.



Free Range 2008

It’s coming up to that time of year now for the annual London student show, Free Range. Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration will be exhibiting this year from the evening of the 5th of June to the 9th of June. Click here for more details.