I’m really liking the video for David Bowie’s new song The Stars Are Out Tonight. The song itself isn’t bad, but it’s the actual video that is impressing me.
Tilda Swinton is amazing in it, and I adore the nod to his delightfully eccentric movie ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ on the magazine cover. If you’ve never watched The Man Who Fell To Earth, do so, it’s a cult classic.
And also, if you’re a Bowie fan, V&A have released what looks like a pretty cool book to me. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently I created a new personal brand company identity for health guru Jenni Russell – Jenni Russell; The Pelvic Floor Conditioning Expert. It was a pleasure working with Jenni because she’s got such a vibrant personality and I was especially pleased to discover she’d had professional studio photos taken to be used in her marketing literature.
We used them to great effect in her brochure design and her exhibition banner design, as shown below: Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been standing in Waterstones fondling the ‘Love On Ward B‘ book for some time; drooling at it’s 1960′s comic heroine illustrative style. I haven’t seen anything like this before as a new publication/reprint, so I decided I had to have it.
‘Love on Ward B’ is a hospital nurse picture library romance book made up of six different stories that feature nurse Sally Brown as matchmaker. The character Sally Brown starred in around sixty adventures published in the Hospital Nurse Romance Library between 1964 and 1966. Read the rest of this entry »
I moved home very recently and today I was lovingly unpacking my childhood books (which are over 30 years old), and placing them on top of the vintage suitcase pictured above.
The suitcase is also a childhood treasure; I’m pretty certain it is the suitcase I packed full of teddy bears and such like when ‘running away from home’ one summer afternoon in the late 70s. I believe I turned back because the hard pavement was hurting my bare feet.
Anyway, I digress. Vintage books! Read the rest of this entry »
Yeah, so they told me to dress my child ‘wacky’ for Children in Need at school tomorrow ….
On Sunday I visited Antiques For Everyone at the NEC, Birmingham. Amid all the glory of beautifully polished apothercary cabinets and Victorian barometers I came across a stand ‘arts’ relevant enough to warrant a blog about it.
What first drew me to the stand was a large scale framed illustration, that I’ve seen on the much advertised 2012 book title ‘Dodger’ by Terry Pratchett. The framed artwork (below) was of the original book cover illustration (by Paul Kidby) and available for purchase through Art Of The Imagination for just £7,500 *gasp* Read the rest of this entry »
Well isn’t this interesting (well, to me anyway )
On Sunday I was in the Island Bar in Birmingham, listening to some bands play and admiring the general bohemian atmosphere and studying the wall illustrations dotted around and then randomly a couple of days later I happened upon this blog by Stina Jones, one of the illustrators. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been meaning to do a new comic strip for ages now but didn’t have any particular inspiration, however inspiration arrived last night so I’ve come up with this