Thursday, 31 May 2012

"Monster London" exhibition, Foyles

Here's the first piece produced for my upcoming exhibition at Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road in London. I'll be exhibiting 15 A1 portraits of literary greats from another London (pictured above - Aloysius Greeps, diarist). A lot of new faces plus some old favourites from the Felt Mistress back catalogue exhibited alongside their 3D counterparts. I'll also be in the gallery, situated on the 3rd floor of Foyles, drawing live until 3:30 on Monday June 25th. Louise is also holding a creature making workshop on the 30th of June, see HERE for details.

Friday, 25 May 2012

"Octopocalypse" - THE END expo, Cancun

Back in February I was asked to take part in a group show called 20:12 as part of The End expo in Cancun, Mexico. 24 artists were chosen (12 from Mexico, 12 from other countries). Inspired by the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar (this year apparently. Don't start reading any long books.) we were each asked to illustrate a clock face that represented a specific hour of the day. I chose 8:00. I like 8s. Here's mine ("Octopocalypse") plus some photos of it in situ (courtesy of Quique Ollervides - one of the show's organiser and the person who got me involved in the show). The original preliminary sketch can be found HERE. It looked like a great expo. I wish I could have attended.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Sketches from various cafes

I realised I hadn't posted any cafe sketches in a while so here's a selection from the past 2 months. Drawn in Foyles on Charing Cross Road, Starbucks and Cafe To Be Or Not To Be in Berlin and the cafe in the ICA. What can I say? I like cafes.

Monday, 21 May 2012

"Hey! Who's This Guy?" concertina print

Our show at NoBrow opened on Thursday night (thanks to everyone who came along). These double-sided concertina prints are available from the exhibition or direct from us HERE. It's all the characters from the show. Photos on one side of the print and illustrations (and bios) on the other. Here's both sides for your perusal. The show runs at NoBrow until June 23rd.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Beastie Boys - RIP Yauch

I've been through many, many variations of this illustrations over the past week or so. I just wanted to get it right. Hearing about Yauch losing his battle with cancer was oddly affecting considering it was someone I'd never met. The Beasties mean a lot to me. I've seen them live more than any other band, when Louise and I moved in together it was Flute Loop that we played first in our new home and the first framed picture we put up on the wall was our Mike Mills designed "Root Down" poster. The Beasties were there when I was a teenager and still there as I approached middle age. Effortlessly growing up without "growing up". It's not only their music but their aesthetic (videos, Grand Royal magazine, the X-Large clothing label), their sense of fun (I always felt they were having my share!) and their continued interest in what they did. They were (and still are) an inspiration. I imagine losing Yauch also means we've lost the Beasties. They'll leave a huge gap that won't be filled easily. RIP MCA.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

"Hey! Who's This Guy?" - one week away.

Our show (me and Felty's) is now only a week away. It opens next Thursday (May 17th)at NoBrow (Great Eastern Street, London). The private view is that evening from 6:30 until 9:30. Come along and say hello. As a teaser here's two of the new characters in full along with a bit of biographical information. The other 4 will be revealed shortly...

Friday, 4 May 2012