Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Multiple"

These guys are part of the Finnish Football team,
shown sweating it out in that favourite pastime of the good people of Suomi, the Sauna -
part of a project I was v recently asked to be involved with, a follow up to the very successful 2006 Football Heroes.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Guardian Education 26 February 08

Another piece to accompany Teacher of the Year, Phil Beadle's column.

This one is about the use of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, in Education.
Mister Beadle is not a fan, and neither am I. Horse-shit and Mind-Games basically.

In the article our Phil suggests slapping dog poo on the lapel of any colleague
daring to use this technique on you - with the bold retort "Mirror that!"

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Caught Red-Handed

An image for Illustration Friday Night

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Choose" No.2

Another (non) Choice

Drawn using a Staedtler 0.5 pigment liner
then coloured up and treated in PS

based (loosely) on the lovely muted shades of Thierry Bedouet's latest piece (see Links)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Choose"

When I thought of the word 'Choose'
the following things came to mind in the following order

Sophie's Choice
Hobson's Choice
(the first one too grim and the second an unknown quantity to me)

and then those proverbial extremes
of little or no choice

A Rock and a Hard Place
Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire
Between Two Stools
and this
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

London Illustrators' Gathering - this Tuesday (REMINDER)

Sorry to inflict this on everyone once again

but who knows, maybe not everyone who might want to come along
this Tuesday would have seen the poster last week here it is again

London Illustrators' gathering

Tuesday 12 th February 2008
7,30 pm onwards

The Crown Tavern
43 Clerkenwell Green

Open to All!
Please come along if you can


Saturday, February 9, 2008

Caterer & Hotelkeeper Magazine - 'Food Poisoning'

A piece I did for this week's issue.

Our valiant waiter struggles to keep the bugs at bay.

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Greek Urn #1

What's a Greek Urn?
About 40 drachma a week!
(sorry, old Music Hall joke)

This is a little experiment I just cooked up this morning
to see if I could re=create the look of a fragment of ancient Greek pottery.
What do you think?

Can anyone tell me who the fruity chap portrayed is? Answers on a postcard...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008


A Typographical experiment

I'm not a religious person, not at all,
but I was raised a very devout Roman Catholic
and still have an affection for the litany of feast days and observances that mark the turning of the seasons.

Today is Ash Wednesday
and the start of Lent.
I'm giving up sugar, cakes and sweets
in a bid to lose my winter blubber.
I need to after the glut of pancakes I wolfed down last night!

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Illustration Friday - "Blanket"

Ok, not strictly a blanket as such
but a rug is close enough for a busy week, n'est-pas?

This is another detail from a series I was asked to do on the subject of Negotiation
- here a Morrocan carpet salesman and a European traveller strike a deal over the price of a handwoven rug and a glass of thé a la menthe.

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

London Illustrators' Gathering - Tuesday 12th Feb 2008

Something I'm organizing.

London Illustrators' Gathering
tuesday 12th February '08
7,30 pm onwards
The Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Green,
London, EC1R 0EG

Open to all
All welcome

If you're London-based
or over here at the time
do come along!

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Tales and Legends" No 5

A little Typographical experiment/ work-in-progress

The man who gave us the Canterbury Tales

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