Wednesday, 30 November 2011

New Scientist cover and spot illustrations

' drinkers learn to like the taste of alcohol because they associate it with pleasure, so they could gradually re-educate their palates to appreciate substitutes too.'

'The big problem with alcohol is that it kills people. And while there's an obvious way to stop this happening - drink less or not at all - for some reason, humans find this advice nigh on impossible to follow.'

For this project we had to create a cover and two black and white spot illustrations for New Scientist. I found a great article in one magazine called 'Taking the Demons out of drink' looking at whether you can replace alcohol with a pill or whether you can solve hang overs with a pill.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Text Me Up

This project was to illustrate texts from Tracey Moberly's new book 'Text Me Up'. The book is a collection of text messages she has kept since 1999! I picked out three out the 100,000 she has! Here's a link to the book if you are interested-!/

'Kill kill kill'

'Where's my sugar puffs'

'KY jelly £3.00 Nicole love doll £84.95 Penis enlarger £39.95. Porno Paul'

The images will be displayed in The Museum of Club Culture on Wednesday 23rd when Tracey Moberly is also doing a talk about her book, so get yourself down to that! There will be lots of other illustrators displaying their interpretations of the texts too!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Bruce Mau Quotes

Take Field Trips
- The bandwidth of the world is greater than that of your TV set, or the Internet, or even a totally immersive, interactive, dynamically rendered. object-oriented, real-time graphic-simulated computer environment.

Imitate - Don't be shy about it. Try to get as close as you can. You'll never get all the way, and the separation might be truly remarkable.

Go Deep
- The deeper you go, the more likely you will discover something of value.

- Allow yourself to wander aimlessly. Explore adjacencies. Lack judgement. Postpone criticism.

Slow Down
- Desynchronize with typical time frames and surprising opportunities may present themselves.

Stay up late - Strange things happen when you've gone too far, been up too long, worked too hard, and you're separated from the rest of the world.