Friday, 16 December 2011
Hey, I'm back home from a long tour with The Arteries. I got a few things done before we left in October but didn't get a chance to upload them...
Here are 2 of those things;
A shirt design for my best Buds in Static Radio NJ, it's a picture of my best bud Pugs looking like Glenn D. Complete with a last can of a 6 pack, Big Mike tattoo and dripping crucifix. A Bud cocktail. There has been talk of turning this into an Arteries shirt design too, so that ol' Pugzig gets an even wider spread. Imagine that!
I also designed a 7" layout for French punk rock trio, Pink Flamingos. Here is the sleeve art;
I got the chance to pick up a copy when we were in Le Havre, it turned out looking pretty cool.
I have a HUGE to do list to crack on with. I'm super excited about a lot of if. Some how I've got the chance to work with one of my favourite bands. Holy Smokes! Watch this space...
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, 22 September 2011
I've been working on a whole bunch of stuff recently and still have a way to go with most of it. I kinda feel as if my head is going to explode. Whatever, your head is way overrated right?
Even though i've been busy slaving away, i don't actually have that much to show for it right now...
Having said that, here are a couple of pieces that are done and dusted;
A pocket tee design for THE ARTERIES
A Euro/UK tour poster for MIKEY ERG! ARTERIES and THE SLOW DEATH. This will be screen printed and available at the shows and in the SWFU! Shop if any are left over afterwards.
NO GUTS NO GLORY have got a limited run of the shirts that i designed for them. Why not pick one up and look as cool this Autumn?
Friday, 19 August 2011
I broke my foot and was in a cast so I stayed home and tried to get lots of productive stuff done. Between many mind numbing hours of really shitty TV and being babysat by friends, I got through a good chunk of my to do list.
Here are some bits that I've been working on recently;
A t shirt design for the wonderful LEMURIA from Buffalo, NY
My friend Chris from THE FLATLINERS and I joint forces and worked together on a tour poster for a Canadian and US tour that we are doing together in October. Check out CHRIS' BLOG!
NIGHT BIRDS are coming over for a UK and European tour next month and SSSSNAKES are playing a show with them in Swansea's number one (official) kick ass bar, Mozart's, It's going to be one hell of a show so come out and have fun! By the way, incase you are wondering, Swansea's premier unofficial bar is this infamous shack.
Most recently, I put this shirt design together for my buddy Nath who runs a very ethical and kick ass shop/brand/company down in Devon called NO GUTS NO GLORY.
That's all for now, thanks for looking.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Eye witness descriptions of Moth Man have many variables. Moth Man is well known for his ability to manifest. Having said that, two characteristics regarding ol' Moth Man's appearance remain consistent across the board of each witnesses account. Firstly; his red hypnotic eyes, and secondly his taupe dick.
That's right, the old dog is a father to no one.
Moth Man gets a lot of bad press. My fellow ARTERIES and I fight a constant battle, doing everything we can to bring this cryptid love machine's good name to justice.
'Still Tight With Moth Man' shirts coming to a punk show near you this October...
Thursday, 21 July 2011
My good friend Till runs punk rock over in France vis his record label Guerilla Asso. He has a split 7" coming out and asked me to do the artwork for the sleeve. The design is going to screen printed onto card and double up as a front/back sleeve/insert in a reach around fashion. Kind of like this...
Here's what I did;
That is all.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
My buddy Andrew is releasing a 4 way split LP by Jimmy Islip, Chuck Ragan, Sam Russo and Helen Chambers via his record label.
Jimmy asked me to design the layout and I was happy to give it a shot.
There is an insert and a poster are on the way too.
Coming soon to a distro near you...
Friday, 17 June 2011
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Here is the flyer I made for the show...
Soon enough I'm going to have a little screen printing set up in my bedroom. Once that's ready to go I will make some prints of this poster but don't hold your breath.
Monday, 6 June 2011
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Wednesday, 4 May 2011
I doodled out some bits and bobs today, it's been a while since i've engaged my brain. My brian has shrunk and seems to be shrinking faster than ever. Oh well, who needs 'em?!
My good buddies Jack and Nath are starting some sort of charity based organisation with lots of positive, constructive plans for the near future. They needed a logo and asked me to do it. The project is called, 'Common Goals.'
I also drew up a t shirt design for Exist's latest and greatest project, a skatepark/venue/creative hub in Swansea. Oh boy!
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Monday, 7 March 2011
My good friend Mike Santostefano asked me to help him out with the artwork and layout for a solo 7" of his that is coming out soon. He wanted to mainly use photography with text layered over the top of the images so that's what i did. It was enjoyable to actually use some of my photos for something.
Here are the various parts that make up the whole layout;
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Recently I've been getting into making flyers in a knock 'em up fashion using the xerox machines at Staples. Scanners and Photoshop have made my brain and fingers lazy. When I'd help put on gigs with friends as a snotty teenager we used to just rock up to the copying machines with Thrasher magazines, pens and scissors and make the flyers on the spot, they always looked cool and it was fun!
For some reason I'm really into doing things that way again. Maybe it's nostalgia.
The coolest thing about making flyers in the dreaded StaplesOfficeSupplySuperStore is that they have everything you need right there and if you act like you know what you're doing you don't have to pay for ANY of the supplies that you use - Take That!
Here are some i made earlier;
i've posted this one before... here it is again
Sunday, 20 February 2011
I made a t shirt design for my friends in ASTPAI.
They are a really kick ass band, they are on tour in April, if you get a chance then go and see them play, they rule!
They're playing at Mozart's in Swansea with the all mighty NOZZLE on april 14th. i'm going to staples to make a poster for it tomorrow...
I also doodled on some 7" sleeves for my friends in THE COMPUTERS
I also doodled on some 7" sleeves for my friends in THE COMPUTERS
They are releasing a single and getting friends of theirs to customise each sleeve so that they are all individual. Sounds like a pretty cool idea!
I thought it would be good to spread one design across all 4 sleeves that i was given.
Saturday, 19 February 2011
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW!/?
Before embarking on a 5 week tour, mainly around the treacherous and frozen landscape of eastern europe, my friend Rhys Polopee and I printed a load of A2 posters to sell at the shows...
There are still a few prints left after the tour. you can buy them HERE!
We also printed a load of these crusty back patches but there aren't ant left.
I think Polopee might print some more when he gets a chance. At least in time for our next Arteries tour.
thanks for looking