A piece I did for an exhibition at Space Station Sixty-Five in Kennington as part of Shape and Situate’s ‘Remembering who we are’ exhibition (photos of which I’ll be putting up soon). For more information on the exhibition have a look here.
This is my last bit of work for 2012, but it’s been quite a big project. A folded poster for Corporate Watch on a selection of the bad food production methods employed around the world, and some of the ways that farmers are coming together to create a more sustainable form of agriculture. It was a steep learning curve working on a poster this large with this much detail. I quickly realised the only way to get my computer to do the job was to work in different segments and... Read The Rest →
Ah, so I appear to have left this in limbo a while. Clearly need to do better with the internet. This: Is an illustration I did for STIR’s new book, titled simply ‘Volume 1′ and exploring ‘how inspiring and innovative groups are taking cooperative and community-led ideas from the margins to the mainstream’. The illustration is looking at how the world of finance is akin to the controller in the Wizard of Oz, I even got to draw the monkeys as cool robot dudes. The book’s being launched tomorrow –... Read The Rest →
(full disclosure I’m posting this in November because I forgot to post it when I should have done.) I created this as a sticker for Active Distribution. It’s part of a series of stickers that we’re going to, hopefully, be publishing together. We’ll see. They’re stickers I wish I’d had as a teenager for my skateboard rather than the Garbage Pail Kids. It’s actually a lot smaller than it is on your screen, the stickers are actually A7.
I’ve just got the new issue of Resurgence in the post with some of my illustrations in it. It’s the first joint issue between Resurgence and The Ecologist, which should hopefully lead to the strengthening of both. It’s especially great to see The Ecologist back in print after a couple of years of being web only! Anyway, it was wonderful to work with Resurgence on the article about the need to ‘build a movement’. You can find more details about Resurgence at www.resurgence.org/
The New Left Project are publishing Dan Hind‘s new book Common Sense. It’s coming out tomorrow, Tuesday 20th March, and I did some illustrations for it. The premise is based, very loosely, around the Thomas Paine tract of the same name published just before the American Revolution removed monarchism from North America (which despite what replaced it was definitely a revolutionary action at the end of the 18th century). Dan Hind uses the title as a starting point to talk about liberty in the 21st century considering what the occupy... Read The Rest →
Tony at Cactus Network asked me to do a poster that will hopefully be part of a poster version of the Occupied Times of London (I guess like the ‘Occupy Everything‘ poster I did back in September). Above is what I came up with. I thought I’d play around a little with the ‘We are the 99%’ tagline that’s been adopted. There’s 99 different characters who aren’t really representative of anybody but were fun to draw and hopefully at least point out the diversity of the occupy movement. Download 300dpi... Read The Rest →
Josh MacPhee – from Just Seeds – asked if I’d do a two-colour poster for a poster issue of The Occupied Wall Street Journal (a paper people have been putting together as part of the Occupy Wallstreet protests). This is one of the versions I sent. I deliberately kept it broad (‘occupy everything’) because right now I think that’s a pretty good idea. It’s a pretty big poster (17″ x 22″), but if you want you can download: A2 (300dpi version) A4 (300dpi version) It’s going to be interesting seeing... Read The Rest →
A brief response to the City of London police banning all marches in the City (and other bits of London) for the next 30 days. The ban stems from the state stopping an EDL march. The EDL are clearly racist wing-nuts and should be opposed on and off the street, but the state banning all demonstrations for 30 days, given the current political climate, is a pretty worrying (over)use of their power. Nina Power over at the Guardian has written Let the EDL racists march that highlights alot of the... Read The Rest →
I designed the artwork for the latest album by Left for Dead (the punk band, not the video game). You can check out the artwork on the my site (or just go buy the album from Active Distribution <- and only £4.02 at that. No idea why they’ve added the 2p!!). Anyway, they wanted a t-shirt of the evil priest dude I’d done to go next to one of their songs. Anyway, this is the evil priest dude, and a comp of what the t-shirt might look like (I’d just... Read The Rest →