Thursday, 27 May 2010

Rubber dinghy rapids.

One of the best films I've ever seen, like properly good. It's a must see film, and I reckon it's going to be one of the defining films of our time. I have a habit of over reacting but I'm not even joking, Chris Morris is and always will be a comedy/visual arts genious.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Like the sunshine.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Good luck!

My girlfriend has got a marathon today then the biggest exam of her life tomorrow. Good luck Rebecca!
(she does biological sciences by the way -  just so the little poster thing makes sense)

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Today was a good day.

I made this trippy load of bollocks to commemorate a really awesome and also pretty sad week for me. It has been a lovely week and I've caught up with a load of really great people from uni, and sunk a massive amount of real ale and super strongbow. All in all, it's been a chiller. But despite being a stonking day, I had to spend the evening packing up my stuff to leave halls which was quite nostalgic and a little bit sad. Never mind, onwards and upwards. Today was a good day.

Saturday, 15 May 2010


(I believe in lunatics)
It’s about the struggle between individuals with jagged passion in their work and today’s faceless corporate committees, which claim to understand the needs of the mass audience, and are removing the idiosyncrasies, polishing the jags, creating a thought-free, passion-free, cultural mush that will not be hated nor loved by anyone. By now, virtually all media, architecture, product and graphic design have been freed from ideas, individual passion, and have been relegated to a role of corporate servitude, carrying out corporate strategies and increasing stock prices. Creative people are now working for the bottom line.
Magazine editors have lost their editorial independence, and work for committees of publishers (who work for committees of advertisers). TV scripts are vetted by producers, advertisers, lawyers, research specialists, layers and layers of paid executives who determine whether the scripts are dumb enough to amuse what they call the ‘lowest common denominator’. Film studios out films in front of focus groups to determine whether an ending will please target audiences. All cars look the same. Architectural decisions are made by accountants. Ads are stupid. Theater is dead.
Corporations have become the sole arbiters of cultural ideas and taste in America. Our culture is corporate culture.
Culture used to be the opposite of commerce, not a fast track to ‘content’- derived riches. Not so long ago captains of industry (no angels in the way they acquired wealth) thought that part of their responsibility was to use their millions to support culture. Carnegie built libraries, Rockefeller built art museums, Ford created his global foundation. What do we now get from our billionaires? Gates? Or Eisner? Or Redstone? Sales pitches. Junk mail. Meanwhile, creative people have their work reduced to ‘content’ or ‘intellectual property’. Magazines and films become ‘delivery systems’ for product messages.
But to be fair, the above is only 99 percent true.
I offer a modest solution: Find the cracks in the wall. There are a very few lunatic entrepreneurs who will understand that culture and design are not about fatter wallets, but about creating a future. They will understand that wealth is means, not an end. Under other circumstances they may have turned out to be like you, creative lunatics. Believe me, they’re there and when you find them, treat them well and use their money to change the world.
Tibor Kalman
New York
June 1998

Friday, 14 May 2010

?uestlove on Jay Dee. I have one of my good friends named J5 to thank for my love of Dilla.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


This is the mock up of a final editorial spread for a project when we had to create tea based typographic ideas for ceramics, then show them off in a magazine. But the flippin' decals didn't come for mine, so I cracked out the cellotape for a shite quality quick fix. You get the idea though. Click on it if you'd like to see it normal size.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


For my final brief I was asked to create a graphic novel type solution to an excerpt from the book 'The Tin Drum'. I spent weeks struggling with this as it is not really a strong point of mine but after some experimental work and ideas a week before I needed it finished, I managed to get a basic idea together. I used photomontage/illustration/computer generated type to create what I consider to be a decent effort as a first go at this type of thing.

watch out the tories are coming to get you. we're all fucking doomed.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Please may can I have?


Sunday, 2 May 2010


BYOP were good. And fit. And they were on XL.