Saturday, 31 July 2010

Saatchi Gallery

Here are few of my favourite bits from the Saatchi Gallery 'Newspeak' exhibtion which is currently on until January. The top image is actually a young persons painting which I thought very witty.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

London photos

A selection of photos taken in London this past weekend, a lot of these are from Whitecross Street Party.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Stephen Walter

Whilst in London for a long weekend amongst other activities I went to 'Magnificent Maps' at The British Library. It was a brilliant exhibition in which you could really see how pictorial representations of the world and the countries within it have changed over time. I loved a lot of the old maps particularly a street view of Seville in which I could see where I used to live but one of the most interesting maps was a modern map by Stephen Walter shown above. It was annotated with thousands of descriptive words and symbols and really needs to be seen at scale to get the full appreciation, the exhibition is on until the 19th of September and is well worth a visit!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Seville Work

When I was at El Golpe in Seville I did the illustration for this film poster and helped out with the design, really nice to see it being used in publicity materials.


Just a little something I am working on to possibly be used for an art based community group in Bristol.

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Business Sticks

Although it was entirely unconnected to my final project I decided to make my business cards in the form of ice lolly sticks with jokes on one side and my contact details on the other. I was really pleased with the look of them and the reactions they got from people both at our end of year show and at New Blood. I also just found this which shows that at least one other person liked them!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Old sketchbook pages (art foundation)

Some of my favourite sketchbooks are definitely from art foundation, here are a few examples of some of my favourite pages.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

RD4U Cards

At the end of second year we had to pick a charity which we wanted to design something for. I decided to pick RD4U which is a branch of Cruse bereavement care specialising in the help and support of bereaved young people. This charity covers something which I think can often be overlooked. I decided to make a range of condolence cards for younger people some examples of which you can see above. 

Upfest at Party in the Park, Melksham

I was lucky enough to be able to help out at at the above event. I really enjoyed watching the pieces get created over the course of the day and just soaking up the atmosphere of the surprisingly sunny Saturday. Here are a few photos from the day:

Friday, 16 July 2010

Graffiti in New Zealand

I was lucky enough to recently spend 5 weeks in New Zealand. I absolutely loved it from start to finish and would love to go back at some point to see more of the North Island which we only managed to touch on briefly. These pictures show some examples I found of graffiti which I found to be in some ways similar to that found in New York (particularly Wellington) and in other places much more realistic mural type work.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

The St. Leger Brothers

I went to this exhibition in Bristol yesterday, two very talented brothers who have slightly different approaches to their work. The website for the Knifesmith Gallery is also well worth a look for work of various artists which is available to buy.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Sam Davey

I went to a photography exhibition in Bristol a couple of weeks back and was really impressed by it. The exhibition was held at Centrespace and was called Playdays the person that most caught my eye was a photographer called Sam Davey. Really lovely photos, one of which I include here and also a link to his recently updated website which is well worth a look.