Thursday, 31 March 2011

Ordinance Survey

Quick and easy to do. Will probably do more of these for the installation, probably on folded paper like a real map.

Illustration/ Photograph tryouts

I have had a little play with art direction based illustration placing my illustrations into settings which convey a fashion lifestyle. They are only very rough at the moment to see if I like the aesthetic. I slightly touched on the mixing of these two mediums in the last project. I think I still have to play with illustration style and I have to get more photographs of atmospheric environments.

The top image background is from The Harmony Club in Alabama which was a gentleman's club converted into a home. It is a beautiful building and I'd like to scout for a similar location. Read about it here:

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Fashion Lifestyle Installation Practise

I went on to accessorise the furniture to portray a fashion lifestyle through an installation piece. It is only a practise at the moment as I will use rugs and wooden floors opposed to the grass but I feel the tones and textures work well.

Busy Weekend

Last weekend I got to work turning my digital print samples into upholstered furniture for fashion lifestyle. I bought two chairs and recovered one and made a removable cushion pad for the second. I also made a plump overstuffed cushion which, like the pad was piped, a new skill I have learned.

Learning istopmotion

This is my third experiment with istopmotion. It's a really fun process but does take some time. I like this animation and it's use of Scott Joplin's "Maple Tree Rag". It has yet to be finished. Humphry and Gilbert will go on an adventure on their tandem!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

A Royal Wedding in Toy Town

Got a bit sidetracked today and thought I’d have a little go at the Royal Wedding Design Competition on "All Tropical". The top 20 get judged by the online community and the best gets printed and £180. As I already had the toy soldiers I created a prince and princess in the same vain to give the design “A Royal Wedding in Toy Town”. Doubt I’ll win but had fun doing it!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Stamp Ahoy

I like the stamps in the first image. They take a surprisingly long time to create but I really like the authenticity of them, perhaps I'm being too picky with fonts etc. but I do like the outcome. I hope to create more soon!


I've been looking at images from the London Transport Museum's archives. I've been using imagery and ideas from travel posters of bygone days and modernising them while maintaining the vintage feel.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Random Man-dem on a Tandem etc.

I've had bikes on the brain today! These are initial illustrations which I will develop. Not too sure about the colours at the moment!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Luggage Label and Muybridge Drafts

I was inspired by Eadweard Muybridge's study of motion and luggage labels for these pieces. They are only ideas at the moment which are to coincide with my theme of the gentleman explorer/ intellectual