Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Zdonk Video.

Written by Gille Klabin and Sam Bishop for Zdonk.com

Industrial Visit.

Here are some pictures from my visit to the printing press. I have too many to post all at once so i will put some more up at a later date.

T-Shirt Designs.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Brain Forecast

Cloudy, foreboding, patchy rain. Perhaps some sunny spells later on.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Run!

There are some highly disturbing people out there!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Rat Cleaning

Another nocturnal message from the subconscious.

Toasted banana's

A perfect way of ripening banana's when you are asleep.

Flakey.

When you don't know the name,
If you don't want to try,
Because you cant use your brain,
Then flakey's a lie.

Try again and again,
Spit on paper then cry,
Don't bother knowing,
Pluck a word from the sky.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Ban Jam Posters

Woo!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Goodbye!

Today is my last day at work before leaving for Watford, I have had a great time over the past year and a half and to show my appreciation i have left this framed memento in my old office. Thanks to everyone in RAS and RES for making my time so enjoyable! I shall miss you all.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Elvis Dog

I was working on a super big montage this evening when i doodled this funny looking Elvis dog, i thought he was pretty cute so i decided to put him on here too, hi Elvis dog.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Birds and Beans

Just some little sketches.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

A Thousand Words

Here's a couple of pictures i made for my friend who teaches English, she needed something for the students to write about so i came up with these:

Friday, 27 June 2008

Watford Induction

A few thoughts on the Watford course induction day.

Everyone was nervous, especially me. At one point I though I was going to be late despite arriving in Watford two hours early, the tension was sapping my energy so much my muscles just wouldn’t operate properly, I must have looked like a pensioner in a gale as I struggled towards the campus.

We had a quick viddy of the chocolate factory and a not –so-quick chat before we could break for lunch. My sandwiches had escaped and were running riot over the inside of my bag. After lunch we were set a brief and had an hour and a half to respond. All ideas bar one were binned which meant we learned a lot about what not to do.

I started to grasp the reasoning of a one hour brief and why you don’t go back to it on the way home but could only distil it into a distasteful sporting analogy along the lines of. If you don’t score against Blackburn, you go and practice then play the next match, you don’t go back and play Blackburn again.

I managed to get lost on my way back to the station again, not because I don’t know the way but because my brain was thinking of so many things I walk just walked past the turnings I was supposed to make.

All in all it was an excellent day, my course buddies seem friendly and interesting, good targets for investigating/obsessing over until I know them inside out. I really have a sense that we are about to embark on something magical and special in September and that the hard work has not even begun. The time is almost here, the new cult members have been indoctrinated and I am off to get “Watford” tattooed on my gums.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Breaking Waves

Here's a poster idea for my friends forthcoming short film, i have read the script and absolutely love it. Once it is finished i will link it to this blog.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Fund-A-Mental

Just another little logo idea.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

The sky from where you sleep

My friend Polly Scattergood is running a project through her myspace where you can contribute a picture of the sky from where you sleep to one of her photo albums and is building quite a collection. I think its a really nice idea to take ownership of your own "skyspace" and i hope she eventually arranges all the images into a huge sky montage. My submission is included below.

Check out the rest here: http://www.myspace.com/pollyscattergood

Monday, 2 June 2008

International Sticker Awards 2008

I have entered four designs to the International Sticker Awards 2008, first prize is 2000 vinyl stickers in your own design!!

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Cats

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Limpet

Limpet how did you climb so high,
With wires whispering from your eye?
I didn't see the sea before,
But a change in the air,
Led the ocean ashore,
Limpet with your wiper blade,
Limpet, leaden, lost, man made,
Limpet wait to wash away,
Limpet, leaden, lost, dismay.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Docu-View - Gangs of London pilot

Finally got round to uploading our comedy pilot "Gangs of London" part of a show in progress called Docu-View, have a look and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

T-Shirt Design

One of the scripts in our comedy series is called The fundamentalist, its about a man who has "created" a new religion based on the Thomas the tank engine stories. Whilst the pilot is being edited some young wag has come up with this off key play on words, using tactfully placed hyphens and instructed me to illustrate it for T-Shirt purposes.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Squid Design

Here's a design that i have been working on over the last couple of days. If i can get permission i intend to make it into an installation using stencils on quite a large scale. Obviously i am a squid fan, i like the way that they swim with their legs at the front, but they can also propel themselves backwards to escape danger. I don't think its a survival mechanism though, they just get very embarrassed if they have to come out of water. I would be self conscious too though if i looked like a pile of wet laundry and my legs flailed around as if they were on strings.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

"Lights" at Lewis Elton Gallery

Here's a few images that i had displayed at the Lewis Elton Gallery last month as part of a larger exhibition.

Delinquent Fairies

A while ago I was asked by my good friend Jenny to draw a couple of fairies (above) for a comedy pilot she was working on at her production company. They were accepted and have now made their way over to comedy box, where they adorn the frame surrounding the videos. You can view the films here:

Part 1
Part 2

And Jenny’s lovely work here:

Corporate
Personal

Saturday, 29 March 2008

The Watford Course

Success! I have been admitted onto the Watford Course. The postman delivered my golden ticket before the Easter break so all that hair-clump-pulling-out after the interview was either fully justified and worthwhile or, didn’t have any tangible effect on the actual outcome. Various websites have suggested forgetting everything I know before starting the course. To that extent I have lost my wallet, forgotten my umbrella on several occasions and locked myself out of the house. Without wishing to question the experts I don’t feel as if I am reaping the benefits of these activities, not yet anyway. So until September comes I will be working overtime for the cold hard stuff and keeping my brain in gear mocking up ads and creating whatever else takes my fancy. If you have something to take my fancy, email me.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Filming Docu-View Pilot

So we started (and finished) filming the Docu-view pilot on Tuesday. The rain drops were happy just sitting in their clouds watching and although the sun made an appearance, Icarus could have been charging around in a pair of butter wings without having to worry about the temperature. Everyone that came along to help was amazing in spite of the cold and the amount of time spent standing around. We feasted on their creative talent, then their hollow shells were put to work carrying and lifting and generally doing what we told them. Did they complain? Not one bit.
The read through was done on Monday night so it was encouraging that people were still laughing at bits the next day. Sometimes its difficult to know if what you have written is funny when you wrote it in the first place and you have read it lots of times, so i really enjoyed seeing other people's reactions on both days.
I will upload the video once the editing is done.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Tony Cullingham is trying to kill me.

I went to another interview for "The Watford Course" and once again i was not able to eat anything for the entire five hours that it lasted. Last time we had a lunch break but there was nowhere to get any food. This time i brought my own food but there wasn't any time to eat it. If i have to go back again i will just allow myself to slip into a diabetic coma midway through my presentation, i think you get extra points for "bravado". Although i can imagine waking up in hospital with Tony ringing up to say that he had seen someone else do that before, very unoriginal. Even if you don't want to get into advertising you should go to one of these interviews, you get a talk on creativity, guidance counselling and a painfully accurate character assassination. By the end of the day you start to wonder if you have in fact been recruited by some sort of creative religious cult. Maybe you have. I have attached two stickers that i took along to bribe the interview panel, now i just have spend the next few weeks harassing the post man for a letter so i know if i got in or not.