Friday, 5 September 2014

'Labyrinth of the Faun' print

'The Labyrinth of the Faun' is a linocut print I made for Gallery 1988's 'Crazy for Cult II' exhibition last year inspired by Guillermo del Toro's fantastic film 'Pan's Labyrinth'. It was a real pleasure to make this print as it manages to encompass so much of what inspires me; horror, folklore, cinema, nature, the occult, flora and fauna.

It's available now in my shop.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Partizan Brewing 100th Brew Charity Auction

I was asked by fellow Pucker Alec Doherty to illustrate a beer bottle for the upcoming Partizan Brewing 100th Brew party and charity auction.  The event is on Saturday - more info here - all money raised goes to Art Against Knives.

I tried to incorporate Alec's colourful palette into my illustrative style and was pleasantly surprised with the results.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Puck Collected Issue 01 'The Deep'

This Thursday marks the official launch of Puck Collectives first ever publication Puck Collected Issue 01 'The Deep' and to celebrate we're going to have a little party at Beach.  Come and join us for free booze and your own copy of 'The Deep' which is also free.  I'll be there along with a bunch of other Puck folk.

Here's my contirbution which I'll be screen-printing very soon.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

'Rosemary's Baby' print

Earlier this year I was asked by Print Club London to recreate and illustrate a poster for Roman Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby' for a Film 4 Screening at Somerset House.  Needless to say I jumped at the opportunity;

“I love horror films and Rosemary’s Baby is up there with the best of them.  Countless viewings later the ending still disturbs me. Plus it meant I got to study pictures of Mia Farrow for about two weeks solidly. ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ is the second of Polanski’s apartment trilogy and the foreboding Dakota building is obviously central to everything that happens; I tend to spend most of the film deciding which one I love more: Mia Farrow or the building. Print Club, Somerset House, Film 4 and classic horror = dream collaboration. Suspiria or the Wicker Man next, please!” – Mat Pringle

I tweeted about it and Mia Farrow tweeted back "Wow! Awesome!" which I'll be living off for the rest of my life.

The print is part of a great selection of posters inspired by films that you can see at Somerset House for the next couple of weeks including work by the always excellent Joe Wilson.  It's available to buy here and I'll be selling some artist's prints in the next month or so.  I'll also be blogging about some alternate drafts as well which seem too good to not show anyone even if I do say so myself.

Monday, 28 July 2014

'A Confederacy of Dunces' limited edition screenprint

Some of you may remember I was asked by Gallery 1988 to contribute some artwork to their literary inspired exhibition 'Required Reading' so I designed and illustrated this screenprint based on John Kennedy Toole's wonderful 'A Confederacy of Dunces'. The print is called 'Paradise Vendors Street Map of New Orleans'; using an old New Orleans map I illustrated the cantankerous Ignatius J. Reilly guided by the boundaries of the city.

"Outside of the city limits the heart of darkness, the true wasteland begins."

The majority of the print-run was sold at the show but I have a limited number to sell exclusively here. It's a two colour screen-print limited to a run of 40 hand printed on heavy-weight white paper measuring approximately 42cm x 42cm. Each print is signed and numbered in pencil.  Prints here.

There's also a t-shirt of the design available via Miles to Go Clothing.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

BRIT Kids Illustration and Printmaking

I've been teaching Illustration and Printmaking for a year now and we had our summer exhibition a couple of weeks ago; it was great to see all the students on show.  During the year I managed to incorporate screenprinting, linocut printing, monoprinting, rubber stamping, book binding, zine making, Photoshop for illustrators, comics, mask making, editorial illustration, t-shirt design (a screen-printing collaboration with Fashion) and illustrative type into the lessons and lots more besides.  It was a joy to do and although I'm going to enjoy a summer of not having to get up of a Saturday morning I'm already started thinking about all the new stuff we can do in September. 

Here are a couple of pics from the show and I've also included a poster with details of all the Visual Arts and Design courses for children and teenagers aged 8 -15.  I'm obviously biased but BRIT Kids is amazing and I can't recommend it enough!

Friday, 18 July 2014

'The Deep' exhibition

Puck Collective have our first publication out very soon titled Puck Collected Issue 01: The Deep featuring all forty members.  We’re so excited about it and hope to see you at Beach gallery in London on Thursday 21st August for the launch party where you can get a free copy and some free beer as well. 

I'll reveal my piece very soon.  Also you may have noticed I'm blogging less regularly these days due to a combination of increased workloads and also I tend to use twitter/instagram/tumblr a lot more so if you want to keep up-to-date with my illustration projects follow me on those!