Sunday, 10 October 2010

Im emigrating to Tumblr...

join me there....
http://www.tumblr.com/dashboard

Im sure I will still come on here but I can use my phone for pics on Tumblr.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

SHADES OF GRE.....





SORRY FOR THE WEANER TITLE....

Graduating from University of Salford with a 1st Class honours, his work at LOVE. has been commended at the Design Week Awards, Featured in the 2008 D&AD annual, Acknowledged as a finalist in the New York Festival and appeared in Rotovision and Die Gelstalten Verlag publications globally. This year he has been nominated for the Roses Emerging Designer of the Year (TBA)

THAT WAS A FEW YEARS AGO….

BOY THIS LAD GETS AROUND, AS WELL AS GROWING A FINE FETTLED MOUNTAIN OF FACIAL HAIR GRE SET HIS SIGHTS ON BECOMING A TATTOOIST… HE FINISHED SALFORD AFTER DOING A GREAT JOB WITH ADE PROMOTING THE SAMPLE SHOW..HE DESIGNED THE NEW AFFLEX PALACE IDENT, WORKED AT LOVE COLLECTED A MOUND OF AWARDS AND THEN JUMPED SHIP TO TATTOO THE LIVIN LIFE OUT OF PEOPLES CALVES… NOW HES MOVED ON TO THE FULL BODY AND IS PRODUCING SOME AWSOME ILLUSTRATIONS… BORED OF THE SAME OLD STYLE OF BODY INK„.. CHECK OUT HERE

AND THE OWL … MMMMMMM YES….

YOUNG.... WE ARE...






http://www.weareyoung.co.uk/studio.htm

We are young! (Whoa!) We are young! (Whoa!)

We drink, and we fight, and we love just because.
We are numb (Whoa!). We're on the run (Whoa!). And you're never gonna chase us down. We are young. (HEY!)

OK I AM SURE THEY ARE SICK TO DEATH OF ME SINGING THAT SONG AT THEM... OR DO I ACTUALLY JUST DO IT IN MY HEAD.... YOUNG ARE THE LOVELY COMBO OF PETE JARVIS AND GETH VAUGNE (SORRY GETH IF I SPELT THAT WRONG) THEY SET UP TOGETHER A FEW YEARS AGO AND AFTER MULTIPLE FEATURES IN COMPUTER ARTS N THE LIKE THEY HAVE GROWN INTO A GREAT LIL COMPANY- AND NOT JUST IN DESIGN... YES YOU CAN LEARN SOMETHING EVERYDAY FROM THEM

http://www.learnsomethingeveryday.co.uk/

THIS IS AN IDEA THAT SPROUTED AND HAS GROWN AND GROWN, SCHOOLS (who occasionaly berate their spelling) TO PSYCHOS (?) LOVE IT... THERES BEEN RADIO SHOWS AND IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY A BOOK MAY BE IN THE PIPELINE...

SO THESE TWO EX SALFORD GRAPHITES HAVE DONE GOOD...

TAKE A LOOK ... SEND THEM AN INTERESTING FACT AND YOU MAY JUST SEE IT COME TO LIFE ON THE SITE....

ADRIAN NEWELL .... SCOOOOOOOOORE....




A SET OF POSTERS DEPICTING THE BEAUTIFUL GAME... WELL FOOTBALL. ADE STARTED OUT WITH ONE POSTER IDEA AT HIS TIME AT SALFORD UNI AND IT DEVELOPED INTO A LOVE OVER THE YEARS THAT HAS FINALLY COME TO FRUITION THIS YEAR AND HAS BEEN FEATURED ON BLANKA AND IN THE GUARDIAN TO NAME A FEW. HE TAKES FAMOUS GOALS AND TRANSLATES THEM INTO CONSTELLATION GRAPHIC INFO. THE GUARDIAN LINK SHOWS YOU THE WORLD CUP FINAL AND OTHERS SHOW CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND THIERRY HENRYS 226 GOALS FOR ARSNEL (I EVEN KNOW THATS IMPRESSIVE) TAKE A LOOK AND BUY ONE FOR A FOOTIE FAN THIS CHRISTMAS...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/gallery/2010/jun/19/worldcup2010#/?picture=363717789&index=12

http://www.adriannewell.co.uk/scoreline.html

http://www.blanka.co.uk/Art/Scoreline/world_cup_final/2006

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

TOY.......





WHAT IS TOY?
"Good Question
Toy is an idea that unites independent artists for commissioned projects. Working collaboratively to apply a range of styles across product, motion, print and screen."
Its also the product of years of hard work by the Fantastic Gr Gray... or Chris. An ex Salford Graphics student he wandered off and created toy world and what a wonderful world it is....

TAKE A LOOK>>>>>
http://www.thisistoy.com/illustrators/view/chris-martin
and here is his blog... he's not only a great illustrator, typographer and photographer, he has a great line in smart bobble hats as well.......
http://www.weshallsee.co.uk/

There are a bevvy of illustrators on here like Rob Bailey, Nicolas Tual, Nicholas Saunders, Chris Martin, David Sparshott, Scott Balmer, Jon Boam, Jiro Bevis, Jean Jullien, AAAAAND last but not least the wide eyed beauty that is Deanna Halsall. Dee gets an extra mention and pictures as she is another Salford graduate from Graphics.

"My name is Deanna and I am an illustrator based in the UK. My favourite things are birds, beards, pens, nice hair, old toys, cups of tea, super mario, screen prints, crayola and coloured papers. I like the colour yellow and my preferred letter of the alphabet is 'B'"

So big Salford love to both and heres to many happy yellow "Bs"......

Sunday, 26 September 2010

INFOOD GRAPHICS...


http://www.carlkleiner.com/

THIS GUY IS AMAZING HE FORFILLS MY LOVE OF INFOGRAHICS WITH TYPOGRAPHIC FOOD AND ADD A BIT OF SUPER FOOD STYLING....

AND DONT QUOTE ME BUT... I THINK HE IS DOING AN IKEA CATALOG , THESE ARE RECIPIE INSTRUCTIONS, SORRY IM HAVING SPELLING TROUBLE TODAY....

Friday, 24 September 2010

Its the weekend...


Time for a quick chip comparison....

Pantone.... Paytone


You thought you were happy sat smug with your Pantone mug, wearing your Pantone T-shirt sat on your Pantone chair... Well fool is you ... you could have paid for it on your Pantone Visa Card.....

Helvetica cookie cutters...


SOOOOO I got incredibly excited when I was browsing and saw these... I immediately whiped out some cash and... NOOOOoOOoO they were hand made for this lovely lady...
http://beverlyhsu.com/cookies.html
BUT I realised maybe I should stick with my solid slab serif cookie cutters, for biscuits that bite back...
(oh we all know I will get them if they get produced...)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

DONT WE ALL LOVE A BIT OF PACKAGING....


SO HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SITE THERES TONNES... A SELECTION AT THE SIDE GIVES YOU THE CHOICE OF FOOD, ALCHOHOL, ATHLETICS, TOYS, HEALTH AND BEAUTY AND SO ON AND SO ON... TAKE A BROWSE...
I LIKE THE TOFU ALPHABET WHICH IS PRETTY SIMPLE AND I WANT....
"Designed by Jean-Maxime Landry | Country: Canada
A packaging solution playing off the alphabet, creating a product akin to alphabet soup, only in tofu form."
http://lovelypackage.com/category/food/page/7/

Thursday, 16 September 2010

ELBOW COVER... *1



FOUND THIS IN A PILE OF OLD WORK... ITS THE ORIGINAL COVER THAT I PRODUCED FOR ASLEEP IN THE BACK BEFOR THE SILLY RECORD COMPANY DROPPED THEM... (BET THEY BLOODY REGRET THAT NOW...) WELL LUCKY THE LOVELY BURY BOYS GOT PICKED UP AGAIN AND I REDID ASLEEP IN THE BACK FOR V2.... (MERCURY NOMINATED ALBUM) AND THE REST IS HISTORY..
ODDLY I HAVE MANAGED TO UNLOCK ALOT OF WORK WITH A ZIP DRIVE THAT HASNT BEEN USED FOR TEN ... YES TEN YEARS...
SO I MAY POST SOME MORE SOON...
THE WRITING WAS FROM A PORTFOLIO I DID.. THINK THIS IS THE ONLY REMNANTS.. THIS IS A HARSH REMINDER TO LOOK AFTER YOUR WORK KIDZ....

UP THERE WITH A BIT OF WIFE BEATER...

OWT creative: UP THERE:

I keep seeing this and its awsome... as a viral, so simple so clever and those blokes ......so frikkin good at their craft....
I need to find the other one where its pouring in fast forward... great....

BLOODY LOVELY PAPER CUTTERY BY Julene Harrison




http://madebyjulene.com/typography
http://madebyjulene.com/amanda-dennis

Julene Harrison does some lovely paper cuttery, she is on the CIA and will be giving the lovely Rob Ryan a run for his money...
http://www.misterrob.co.uk/
but I still loves the ryan vision......

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

SAVE THE ARTS.....





SAVE THE ARTS....
http://savethearts-uk.blogspot.com

Who we are
The Save the Arts campaign is organised by the London branch of the Turning Point Network, a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK.

The aim of the Save the Arts campaign is to encourage people to sign a petition which will be sent to the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. It points out that it has taken 50 years to create a vibrant arts culture in Britain that is the envy of the world and appeals to the government not to slash arts funding and risk destroying this long-term achievement and the social and economic benefits it brings to all.

Over a hundred leading artists including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Anthony Caro, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin have joined the campaign to make the case against the proposed 25% cuts in government funding of the arts. The campaign acknowledges that reasonable cuts and efficiencies are necessary but that the 25% cuts being proposed will destroy much of what has been achieved and will have a particularly damaging impact on smaller scale arts organisations, as well as on national and regional museums and their collections.

OLD OLD OLD backing visuals I did for Havens tour

video

I'm busy clearing out my old mac and pc... also found a tonne of zip disc, which by sheer coincidence I found my old zip drive AND after TEN yes TEN years of being sat in a box it works.....
So heres a lil clip of what I found......

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


MAGMA......ACE GRAPHICS DESIGN FASHION INTERIORS OBJECTS PRESENTS ETC ETC... SHOP
WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THEM... GO CHECK THEM OUT...
22 Oldham Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester M1 1JN
T +44 (0)161 236 8777

Opening Times
Mon-Sat: 10am - 6.30pm
Sun: 12am - 6pm

EXIT THROUGH THE PLAGIARISM SHOP.....




I WATCHED THE BANKSY FILM THIS WEEKEND, IT TURNED OUT TO BE ALOT BETTER THAN I EXPECTED. IN TRUE STYLE HE GRABS YOU BY THE ART BALLS, TURNS YOU ROUND AND MAKES YOU THINK. THIS IS A FUNNY AND INTELLIGENT FILM THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO GO OUT AND DO WORK, BUT ALSO WANT TO SCREAM AT ALL THE SHALLOW IDIOT... WONT GIVE TO MUCH AWAY AS I WILL SHOW THIS SOON.....

BUT EVEN THOUGH MR BRAINWASH IS NOT OBVIOUSLY WHAT HE SEEMS... OR IS HE IT GOT ME THINKING...
AND THAT BROUGHT ME TO THIS LIL ARTICLE.......


when does inspiration become plagiarism?
for tutors and students, industry... alllllllll

John Crace
Tuesday January 23, 2007
The Guardian


If Damien Hirst is hurt by accusations of plagiarism, then he makes a good fist of not appearing to be bothered. Seven years ago, he paid an undisclosed sum to a toy designer for copying a Humbrol Young Scientist anatomy set for his sculpture Hymn. In 2003, another artist, Robert Dixon, claimed Hirst had copied his design, True Daisy, for a children's drawing book. He has since made a second claim against Hirst for basing his work Valium, a series of multicoloured spots in a circular pattern, on the same design.
Not that there's much reason for Hirst to care one way or the other. Art critics are only interested if he is in or out of fashion - whether his work is heartbreakingly hip or tiresomely last year. A Hirst is a Hirst is a Hirst, even if it looks almost identical to something else. Either way, his bank balance gives him the only reality check he needs. The Humbrol anatomy kit retailed for less than £15; Hymn was valued at about £1m. Dixon made next to nothing for True Daisy; the 500 prints of Valium sold for up to £10,000 each.
In text-based academic disciplines, plagiarism has been one of the hottest topics on campus for some years. The growth of online resources has made cut and paste a favourite keystroke for many students, and academics have had to wise up fast in the game of intellectual cat and mouse. All universities now run suspect essays through software programmes that can identify precisely what percentage of the text has been lifted from elsewhere; and if the guidelines to staff and students are still a little fuzzy on the exact distinction between proper attribution and ripping off, then at least no one is any doubt that there is a distinction to be made and that it is important.
Not so in the visual arts, says Dr Margo Blythman, academic director of teaching and learning at the University of the Arts London, who is collaborating with Susan Orr at York St John University College and Joan Mullin at the University of Texas in Austin on ways to address the subject. "I'm not sure it will be possible to come up with a definitive set of guidelines," she says, "but at least people will be forced to discuss plagiarism. At present, nobody in the arts really seems to want to even think about it. It's not that people are deliberately avoiding it; it's just a non-issue.
"In some ways, this has a positive knock-on effect. Whereas many students in text-based disciplines seem now to be almost paralysed by the possibility of inadvertently copying another person's work, our students operate in a relatively pressure-free environment that allows them to develop their creativity without fear. But having said that, I do think students need to understand there are ethical implications for their work."
Blythman knows it's not going to be easy, because there's little, if anything, that can be genuinely said to be new. "Any time I do something original, I understand I just haven't found the person who did it first," she laughs. Most art forms operate under a herd mentality, a convergence of taste and ideas at a point in time, that lends itself to homogeneity rather than difference. But even allowing for copyright law, the boundaries between creativity and copying are necessarily blurred. Does knocking up Rodin's Thinker in a different substance constitute an original piece of artistic work, or is it nothing more than a crude rip off?
There is also an understandable reluctance to pass judgment because there is a long artistic tradition of works that are inspired by, or are a homage to, another person. "We have all studied art history and been to galleries," says Annette Madsen, a first-year sculpture student at the Camberwell School of Art, "so we're all bound to be influenced by what we've seen - even if only subliminally. I'm not sure how original my own work really is, but I at least try to offer my own interpretation of an idea. I can sense when a piece is working out as I intended because I feel emotionally connected to it. But as a first-year student I am still too young to have developed a proper style of my own. For the moment I am still experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques to get a sense of what works for me."
Some of the problems are of the universities' own making. "When you're writing a catalogue for a large group of students' final show," says Blythman, "you simply don't have the space to list every artist's attributions and influences, so we don't necessarily encourage the rigour we would expect from others."
But other problems are simply a function of the art form itself. "Interior design has no history of acknowledgment," she continues. "You won't find any house that has a little plaque on the wall saying 'inspired by Philippe Starck'."
It is in fashion where plagiarism is a 24/7 industry; laws against it are so easily avoided - just throw in the regulation number of minor differences on any garment - that they appear to have been written with the idea of actively promoting it.
"Copying is something I think about quite a lot," says Celia Robson, a third-year womenswear designer at the London College of Fashion, "and I've become almost phobic about using any new images in my work for fear of accidentally plagiarising something. At the very least, I try to ensure that all my influences are properly attributed so that my tutors can see how my work has been developed from the original.
"But I do worry how I will cope when I start work in the industry. So much of what you see on the high street appears to have been copied directly from the catwalk, that you can only assume everyone just turns a blind eye to it. Certainly some big names haven't been put off from designing for the large retailers and it looks to be a straightforward case of 'if you can't beat them, join them'."
She adds: "I'm not sure how I would feel if I was working for a high-street chain and was asked to make a cheap copy of a designer brand; it doesn't square with my morals, but maybe I'll have no choice if I want to keep working in the fashion industry."
And it's not just the big names that get ripped off.
"We've had instances where industry has lifted ideas from our students' degree shows," says Blythman. "We now ban all cameras and mobile phones from the shows to make it more difficult for people to copy pieces."
It sounds as if Blythman's guidelines can't come soon enough. Or if not guidelines exactly, then guidelines about what the guidelines should be

CHAPMAN BROS.....



http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/exhibitions/index.php?itemID=63

Tuesday 6 October 2009 - Sunday 19 September 2010
Manchester Art Gallery
FREE

THE FANTASTIC CHAPMAN BROTHERS AND GOYA ARE FEATURED.
ITS REALLY WORTH A LOOK, I SAW ALOT OF THIS AT THE TATE SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND THE GORE N GUTS TRANSLATES OVER THE CENTURIES...

Jake and Dinos Chapman are English conceptual artists known as the Chapman Brothers (SEE WHAT THEY DID THERE), who work almost exclusively in collaboration with each other. They came to prominence as part of the Young British Artists movement promoted by Charles Saatchi in the early-1990s - go see this you never know when the rest of their work will go up in flames....

Monday, 13 September 2010

CAKE GRAPHICS


My famous millionaires shortcake is now available at the Koffee Pot for a ltd time only. Appreciate the lovingly sculpted logotype excicuted in chocolate........
http://www.thekoffeepot.co.uk/
If its all gone Guy from Elbow was quoted as loving the bacon sarnies....

MAINFRAME.....


THE LOVELY AND TALENTED LONDON/MANCHESTER BASED MOTION COMPANY.
1-THIS PROMO FOR THEM IS FANTASTIC...
http://www.mainframe.co.uk/assets/news/movies/history.mp4
2- MY EQUALLY LOVELY BOYFRIEND HAS FINISHED AT FRAME (again fantastic company http://www.frame.dk/#/WORK ) IN DENMARK AND MOVED HOME TO WORK THERE... SO A DOUBLE PROMO...

Friday, 10 September 2010

COMPUTER ARTS



GARETH AND MATT FROM LAST YEAR HAVE BEEN FEATURED RECENTLY....

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

JAMIE HEWLETT at THE CONTACT....


http://www.contact-theatre.org/whats-on/events/684/jamie-hewletts-under-water-colours.htm

FIRST DEADLINES INFAMOUS TANKGIRL AND THEN THE COLAB TO CREATE THE GORILLAZ, WITH A SPRINKLING OF CRAZY ILLUSTRATED ADVENTURES ON THE WAY- NOW HE BRINGS US SOME BEAUTIFUL WATERCOLOURS FROM HIS VISIT TO BANGLADESH WITH OXFAM

CHECK IT OUT AT THE CONTACT THEATRE.....

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

THE SMALL STAKES


http://www.thesmallstakes.com/gallery.php?page=1
http://www.thesmallstakes.com/index.php

JASON MUNN-SMALL STAKES
YOU MAY HAVE NOT HEARD HIS NAME-BUT I BETCHA SEEN HIS WORK...
HE HAS A NEW BOOK OUT SO THE LOVELY RICHARD GOODALL GALLERY ARE PUTTING UP N EXHIBITION OF HIS WORK
http://www.richardgoodallgallery.com/
ITS A GREAT SHOP AND AN ACE GALLERY OFFERING A VIEW OF SOME UNIQUE WORK
SO GET OFF THOU SEDENTARY ARSE AND TAKE A LOOK.....

Jason Munn is originally from Wisconsin but now calls Oakland, California home. Arising from a love of independent music, design, and making for the sake of making, his posters soon became a fixture in the local independent music scene.

He started The Small Stakes in the fall of 2003, and it has since unfolded into a successful independent design studio, producing nationally and internationally commissioned work in a range of print materials, including book covers, album packaging, T-shirt designs, screen-printed posters, and illustrations.

Jason's work has appeared in Print, Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, Computer Arts Projects, ReadyMade, and Creative Review. His work has also been featured in numerous exhibits and is part of the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

JUST SET THIS ON PHONE

there are a few good aps that you can link to OR in blogger it will set it for you...,

SMALL STAKES EXHIBITION.

http://www.richardgoodallgallery.com/
small stakes: posters by jason munn
11 sep - 28 oct 2010

HIS POSTERS ARE AMAZING... GET DOWN THERE....

Monday, 6 September 2010

You're not that talented + 19 other bits of career advice

You're not that talented + 19 other bits of career advice
http://allbetsareoff.com/2009/12/youre-not-that-talented-and-other-advice/

Written by Aharon Rabinowitz who's in the public eye in the motion graphics community.. but advice is relevant to all. Gist of it is: Try hard, meet people & stop doing chump work for peanuts for idiots.

This email conversation outlines why, & makes use of piecharts in a hilarious way:

http://www.27bslash6.com/p2p.html

Advice from Nick Campbell/Greyscale Gorilla:
WORK FOR FREE
OR FOR FULL PRICE
BUT.... NEVER FOR CHEAP....

Manchester Printers

Manchester Printers
Tash and I have been trying to come up with a list of printers in town that you might want to frequent!

http://www.printing.com/contact/samples are ok but expensive sometimes

http://www.reflexmedia.co.uk/ are apparently cheap
http://www.logoprint.co.uk/
http://www.marctheprinters.org/ I love Marc the deal with a lot of recycled paper stocks and inks are really cheap and let you do small runs too
http://www.pdc-manchester.co.uk/ I've only used them once but they were quite cheap and very friendly.
http://www.entwistlegroup.co.uk/ i know a few students have printed books and magazines out from here.

Feel free to post up some links of ones that are good or bad . . .

SOME.... THING YOU SHOULD LOOK AT...

SOME.... THING YOU SHOULD LOOK AT...
In the Metro on Tuesdays the D&AD has sponsored a page, its pretty good and shows you interestin clips from behind the idea.... take a look... think its page 26....

SOME SITES SOME PEOPLE MAY LIKE....

SOME SITES SOME PEOPLE MAY LIKE....
http://www.itsnicethat.com/
http://www.pointandanchor.co.uk/
http://motionographer.com/
http://emigre.com/
http://www.virusfonts.com/
http://www.thisistoy.com/
http://www.weareyoung.co.uk/
http://home.frognet.net/~mcfadden/evu/Ellen_von_Unwerth.htm

THERE ARE LOOOOOADS OF GREAT ONES KEEP ADDING THEM...

SOME PEOPLE YOU MAY LIKE.....

SOME PEOPLE SOME PEOPLE MAY LIKE...
Rudy VanderLans, Massimo Vignelli, Storm Thorgerson, Jan Tschichold,Peter Saville, Stefan Sagmeister,Ellen von Unwerth, Paul Rand, Brandon Rike, Vaughan Oliver, István Orosz,Shepard Fairey Friedrich Kurt Fiedler,Vittorio Fiorucci, Alan Fletcher, Adrian Frutiger, Shigeo Fukuda, Eric Gill, Milton Glaser, April Greiman, Christoffer Hald, Baron Barrymore Halpenny, Sam Taylor-Wood, Steven Heller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Julian House, Martin Majoor, Oscar Mariné, Bruce Mau, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Susan Kare, Chip Kidd, Jock Kinneir, Banksy Herbert Bayer Jonathan Barnbrook Saul Bass, Harry Beck, Neville Brody, Robert Brownjohn, Jon Burgerman, Reza Abedini, Alan Aldridge, Otl Aicher, Larry Clarke, Emily Forgot,Jim Zuckerman, George Schaub, Bill Neill, and Lewis Kemper, Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Che Guevara (although famous for reasons other than his photography),

HELLO

HELLO....
SO this is where you can all put work up, share ideas and generally see what you are all up to......