Thursday, 3 December 2009


i'v been throwing the idea around lately of setting myself a project based on quotations i like from various places, such as songs, films and books. whenever i hear or read something, there are always parts that stand out to me on a personal level, these may not be quotes as such, but just sentences or phrases that i feel i can relate with. they always trigger my thoughts or give me some sort of ideas, so i thought i should try and use them to do something productive. i'm not sure exactly what sort of project this will be yet, so i'm currently just producing some test imagery to see what direction it goes. the main goal i would like to achieve with this eventually is to simply produce striking visuals that express some of my personality. we'll see what happens.

Friday, 27 November 2009

hand job, music and graffiti

here's a few books i've been looking at recently for inspiration, they are well worth checking out. hand job is a great book on hand drawn type put together by michael pervy, with some really creative examples of typography. supersonic is a collection of cover art in modern music, and street sketchbook is a collection of mainly graffiti work by a range of artists. This was put together by tristan manco, and his website is really worth looking at

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

super sledgehammer

this was the initial name that Shaun and myself came up with for our design partnership, however in hindsight, while sounding fun, it was not an appropriate name so we dropped it. the name was originally suggested by Shaun after playing Fallout 3, it being a reference to a weapon from the game. below i've included a design concept for the branding of this name for ourselves, with the main influence being the artwork produced for the game LittleBigPlanet.

Monday, 23 November 2009

litetune radio

i'm having a bit of a surge on here at the moment, which can only be a good thing, so i thought id upload some logo concepts i produced for an online radio station called 'litetune'. i decided to experiment with type and create something distinctive rather than produce an image-based logo

[at war]

i finished the font for the web comic titled 'at war'. i did 5 variations on the idea that was chosen from the initial concepts. i tried to keep them looking as natural as possible to maintain the hand drawn look that was required. hope you like the results

Thursday, 19 November 2009

fun and games with type

these are some initial concepts for a hand drawn font, they are for the header of my brothers web comic (his page is i'll put an update when the comic is online for you to take a look at, it will be well worth it. anyway, here are some of the ideas so far, enjoy.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


credit card brief for another Ffres competition, the card was to be aimed at students so the design had to appeal to them. This was the idea that i put forward for the competition and it made the short list.

competition work

these are some designs that i produced for the music artist Basia Bulat, the design work had to reflect the lyrical content of the music so my ideas are based on a range of those themes. i really enjoyed working on this project because it allowed me to try out various styles. this project was for a competition set by Ffres.

this was the final design that i chose for entry in the competition, i tried to achieve a vintage look and the objects are taken from the lyrics of the music.

good habits

here's some more work from one of my old projects, it involved designing a cd package and logo for a band. the package was a cardboard digipak. hope you enjoy taking a look, im trying to get into a good habit of updating this regularly, thanks.

im new to this

hey, thanks for taking the time to check out my work, i'm new to blogging so be gentle. i don't really know where to start so i've just included some of my work from an old project for Ty Nant water. The brief was a competition set by Ty Nant and required entrants to create a series of 4 posters and a new bottle design. my entry ended up winning the competition and i am very proud of my work for it. anyway, take a look and enjoy, i'll be putting loads more work up regularly, i can see myself getting addicted to this.

Bottle design:

Poster Designs: