Friday, 20 June 2014

the best of see america

My poster design for Creative Action Network's See America project was chosen for their new range of t-shirts. I was chuffed to be picked from over 600 designs. There are some great images available as prints, mugs, bags and t-shirts. I looked through them all and picked my favourites:

From top to bottom: Montana by Victoria Fernandez / Montezuma Castle National Monument by Mr Furious / Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park by - Joel Kneuven / Muir Woods National Monument by Shayna Roosevelt / Mount Rainier National Park by Vanessa Rosales

Saturday, 14 June 2014

brighton grad show 2014

It’s graduate show season. Again! Where does the time go? I usually get around to a few, but this year a busy few weeks is dashing any chance of getting the London shows this time round. At least the Brighton show was easy for me to pop into on my way home from work this week.
My absolute favourite, by a long margin, was Angela Hadrill. Her bold watercolours were the most eye-catching works in the room, even more so thanks to her stunning 3d piece – a multi-faceted, hanging object featuring views of seaside cottages, winding streets and sea creatures, with a lighthouse perched on top. I also loved Vivarium, a vivid and luscious concertina book featuring an Adam and Eve-esque couple living in man-made jungle surroundings, much like one of the glass houses at Kew Gardens. Stunning work.

I really enjoyed Tomas Rooney’s work as well. His pencil and ink drawings had a great sense of narrative and the characters and settings were instilled with mystery. I could see it working well as an awesome graphic novel or animation.

Here are the pics...

Angela Hadrill

Tomas Rooney

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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