Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Foals – What Went Down Album Press Release

A press release I was asked to do for the band “Foals” latest album. The Illustration also appeared in one of my favourite music magazines “Mojo.” One of the songs on the album is called “London Thunder,” hence the skyline and buildings. The brief was to include the lead singer Yannis in the foreground, and London’s skyline in a stormy atmosphere. Luckily I was told the composition didn’t have to me geographically accurate, which helped massively!! I sent a few versions through to Mojo and they went for a grey-scale option, which when I saw it in print, looked fantastic!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Star Wars – Full Pack Examples

Here are a few examples of the full pack and its contents.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Star Wars – Box Contents & Staging

This just shows different ideas I came up with of what may be included in the box and just how adaptable it could be. I think the key rule is whatever was included needed to be as thin as possible or fold out in some manner. Posters are always great and things people love to collect!

We were fairly pressed for tie and I came up with the ship platform concept, with it being quite iconic scene in Cloud City in the Star Wars franchise and thought it would be fairly easy to put together. These sections, along with all the other merchandise could be collectible with different options. I thought you could have an X-Wing ship and maybe a Dagobah swamp landing area, an AT-AT or Snowspeeder  and a Hoff snowy environment…the list is really is endless! Lastly I finished off with some T-Shirt Concepts, just tried to keep it simple. I thought having customization on the sleeves was a nice idea to make your T-Shirt more personal i.e. decide to be an Imperial or a Rebel, have a rank etc. We found a company that produced specialized badges that could be ironed onto garments or used as sticker decals.


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Star Wars – Merchandise Concepts

I was asked by a company to put together all the Artwork for their retail box concept. During my concept stages and a few pitches the company was granted a license from Disney for Star Wars. We did get contracts with two High Street Chains however the project was pulled later due to production costs and economics. I produced all the Artwork for the interior, exterior and merchandise products inside the box. The only product I didn’t come up with inside (as it was just a concept idea), was the Origami vehicle pieces, which came from the wonderful Star Wars Origami book by Chris Alexander. The idea was to have an included vacuumed T-Shirt, iron-on badges (to personalise the T-Shirt), sticker decals, collectable Artwork / Posters. Also we thought it be great if the box could be used as some sort of staging. The idea of this was to minimise the Carbon Footprint of the product, as so much packaging today is simply thrown away. Also it would make the product more fun for the consumer! You will see the idea I came up with later.


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Star Wars – Box & Fold Out Concepts

Next was some of the box concepts and designs and the way the outside fit together. At the time the patent pending part of the box was the foldout section. This encased the interior merchandise whilst adding structural integrity when combined with the wrap around section. The idea with the fold-out section was that it not only served a purpose but was also a nice piece of Artwork that people could put on their walls. One idea we had was that the box could be posted straight from the location of purchase, hence the concept section with the address similar to a postcard. That last section shows some ‘Belly Band’ ideas. This could be removed easily, containing garment size information and retail price. They wanted the box itself could be as minimalist and aesthetic as possible.


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Promo Cards

Got my postcards from the wonderful folks at @moo.. Big thank you to you all! I couldn’t be happier with them! Keep up the great work and great products!

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Fight Club, Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt’s Character)

Once again for the final image I used my pencils, inks and chalks. However I didn’t experiment as much with the colour schemes as the other two within the set. Rather than have the colours exactly the same as Marla and The Narrator, I made the colours slightly more contrasting and decided on Red and Blue, to display his hot and cold side towards Marla, and his split personality. The great thing is the image still sits well within the middle of the set.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Fight Club, The Narrator (Edward Norton’s Character)

I used the same principle as Marla with pencils, chalks and inks. I did experiment with the colour schemes though, as you can see in the example below. After much back and forth I decided to go with a colour scheme similar to Marla’s as it was less jarring and it made them work better as a set. I actually preferred the first finished Narrator as an individual image, as you can see as it actually portrayed his lack of sleep and general demise into Tyler.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Fight Club (Marla)

As part of my cult movie collection a few people requested I produce a Fight Club set. As I specialize in portraits I decided to produce a set of the three main characters. I wanted to produce drawings just using pencils, inks and chalks, before cleaning the drawings up. I tried using colours that were more mellow and psychedelic. For Marla I used some of colours schemes she wore in the film. I started with pencil drawings and finished with the inks and chalks.


Saturday, 10 September 2016

Julian Wadden Estate Agents Illustration Revisited (Reddish)

I was contacted by the agents again as they have been massively expanding recently. The Reddish office were knocking through into the unit next door to make it double fronted. I was asked to redo the exterior and interior of the office with an Artist’s impression with the plans supplied by the agent.