Friday, October 28, 2005


About four people will understand this post and find it funny (Hi Ian, Rhea, Elle and Nick!). You other three can check out that other post about the music poster instead.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Once in a while, you get to do a project where the client tells you that anything goes and you've got complete creative freedom. Sometimes, you show the client concepts and the first words out of their mouth are "Oh. I didn't picture it like that." which basically means that you didn't have the freedom that you thought you did.

Sometimes, however, you present your concepts, and the client says: "Damn. That's awesome." and you know you're in for some fun.

This one worked like that. I was asked to do a poster for a classical music recital - specifically, a recital which was a partial requirement for a Masters in conducting. I settled on a 1960s thriller/drama movie poster aesthetic, some garishly bright colours, hand-rendered type and illustration, a slight homage to Saul Bass, and a wacky title.

Some of the rejected taglines were "He always strikes... IN TIME" (my favourite), "You're Out of Time", "Always in Time", "Strike in Time" and "It's the Fucking Vortex of Doom".

Monday, October 24, 2005

Work Lately 2

Things have improved. I've moved on to sketches which have people. Tiny, very depressed people.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Work Lately

I swear that it seems like all I've done this week is make fiddly little website-redesign sketches like this:

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Bad Influence

My poor niece. Given the uncles that she has, she never had a chance. It's not the first time either.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Fragments, Part Two

It's been a while since I posted the teaser to this post. In the end, the client chose to go with a simple, clean black background version, not the one seen below. It's always interesting to see what a client will think of a more "creative" idea, and whether they'll go for something a little unusual. That wasn't the case here, but I think it's incredibly important to present the client new ideas. Otherwise you end up doing the same things again and again, and they expect the same things again and again.

Friday, October 07, 2005

At Last

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

And now for something completely different...

I drew a Jawa from Star Wars. You know. Whatever. He's cross-hatched. What? No, I'm not a loser. Shut up.