You Can’t Go Wrong With Lightening Bolts

Lightening Bolt Designs Source

Lightening bolts – they’re infinitely cool aren’t they? Here are some of the best designs featuring lightening bolts.

Well, the ultimate lightening bolt was of course painted onto Bowie’s face for his Aladdin Sane album released in 1973. You can buy my rendition of this iconic image on this totally cool Bowie mug *modesty*. Read the rest of this entry »

A Guide To Logo Redesigns

Logo ReDesign and Rebranding

Clear Designs have created an useful and interesting infographic to company rebranding; well worth a read with some interesting points and imagery. Read the rest of this entry »

Romance Cover Illustrators

Romance Book Cover Illustration

One genre of illustration that I feel isn’t given enough attention (I’ll admit I’m being somewhat tongue in cheek here) is the romance book cover illustrator.

I’m talking about beautiful, heaving bosom maidens with lustrous hair billowing in the wind while draped over some rakish man whose muscle definition would provoke envy from Mr Universe. Read the rest of this entry »

Grafitti Battles

Grafitti Battles Art Street Art

I went to my first graffiti battle on Saturday, it was utterly brilliant – amazing atmosphere, fantastic music and great artwork … the only downside being choking on the fumes from time to time … particularly when that one artist used a shed load of black on his piece.

Saturday’s event was hosted by Birmingham graffiti and street art store The Bench 504, located in one of the city’s creative zones; The Custard Factory. They have regular battles, and I will most certainly attend another, highly recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

Mr Booglee Illustration

Illustrative Logo Design

I thought you might like to see some recent illustrative logo design concepts of ours – I’m rather pleased with how these came out.

Above, and below …

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Vince Vaughan’s Ludicious Stock Photos

Vince Vaughn Stock Photos Funny

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog highlighting how ludicrous some business stock photos are, and so I was totally excited to find out that Vince Vaughan has decided to mock the very same thing, in a range of totally hilarious stock photo send ups with his Unfinished Business co stars; Read the rest of this entry »

Wearing Art

Jon Burgerman Art

Oh how cool. I’ve followed Jon Burgerman on Twitter for a while and just spotted him in my feed and thought ‘who’s that?’, like you do. So I checked him about again and realised that he’s cool and that’s why you’re following him, and then I spotted that we can even ‘wear’ his art. Read the rest of this entry »

Before Brands Became Racially Sensitive

Racism in Marketing

Prompted by a blog over at The Dieline this month, here’s an interesting trip down memory lane … branding and marketing before brands decided that they should become racially sensitive; Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media Icon Inspiration

Social Media Icon Inspiration

Society 6 is a popular online marketplace for designers and artists to sell their art, printed onto a range of products.

It’s somewhat like that terribly tacky place we all used back in the day, when that was all we had (showing my age here); Cafe Press – but typically Society 6 is mainly only used by cool and trendy artists, whereas Cafe Press was, and pretty much still is, for anyone with a good (or bad) slogan and a copy of Photoshop.

Society 6 has a slick professional, and minimalistic design, perhaps so as not to clash or compete with the wide range of styles and colours of the illustration led products showcased there, so I was pleasantly surprised after scrolling to the bottom of their homepage yesterday, to spot their very creative and interesting social media icons.

I’d like to describe them as the King of social media icons, because they’re the most interesting I’ve ever seen, that’s for sure. Read the rest of this entry »

Star Wars Episode 7: Arty

Star Wars Episode 7 Art

Oh, what’s this, a new Star Wars film you say? Apparently the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens was released on Friday to the great excitement of the Interwebs.

Yes I’m three days late, but I don’t get out on the Interwebs much (something pressing to do with ‘living’), but I do have an arty treat for you. This movie release ties in very neatly with giving me an excuse to show you these wonderful imaginative Star Wars paintings by Craig Davison I saw in the Castle Art Galleries in Birmingham a few weeks ago.

In a backyard, far far away ….. Read the rest of this entry »