Friday, 27 August 2010

Your Cousin's On Cops

Howdy. So if you lasted the working 'Disco Poster Week', well done. I may continue things over the weekend, it all depends on how well I celebrate my birthday weekend... At any rate there's still posters to come.

Here is my effort for Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band. Not based on any song in particular so I just named the blog after my favourite track title of theirs.

They're a total party band and I'm sure the gig will be lots of fun, so that's why I drew a bloke playing a washboard and having a bit of a dance. Simple.

Thanks for stopping by, it's been fun to do. Keep those eyes peeled for future posters for Sky Larkin and Frightened Rabbit.

Ta ra.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Solid Ground

Good day all

So we've made it to day four. Is this going to go on over the weekend? Well, if enough people demand it, then I can make it so... Anyways, today's poster is for Chicago's mighty Maps and Atlases, who I have done not one but two posters for before, so it was nice to get to do another.

This poster is based on the lyrics 'I slept on the solid ground near your house / and the frost looked like a castle wrapped up in tin'. So there you go.

The gig should be rad too, as the lovely tropical rapscallions Loose Talk Costs Lives are playing and if they're anything as good as they were last night (when they played with Glades and Fool's Gold, who was also both utterly amazing too), then it should be a blast!

Not sure which poster to upload tomorrow. Life is full of surprises...

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Age of the Fifth Sun

Welcome to day three of the 'Disco Poster Week'.

Today's poster is for Irelands post-rock monsters God Is An Astronaut.

Inspiration for the poster is based on the title of their latest studio album 'Age of the Fifth Sun', which like their previous recordings has a grandeur rock feel to it, so hopefully I captured that.

So just a quick update today (I'm very busy y'see) and tonight I shall be going to my first gig in near two months; Fool's Gold at the Bodega in Nottingham. Which is great obviously but two bands who I have done artwork for will be supporting; Loose Talk Costs Lives and Glades. Jolly lovely.

Hasta la pasta.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010



So in keeping with 'Disco Poster Week' (yep, couldn't come up with a better name) here is a poster for the LA band Warpaint.

The concept for this poster was mainly based around 'Stars' a song from the band's debut EP and after listening to (and really enjoying) I decided I wanted to capture the band's soft sound and naive / innocent songs.

From there I basically drew a lion as although they can be aggressive animals, they also have a soft side (have you ever seen Christian The Lion). So here is a little animation to show how Chris went from being a sketch, to being inked in, then coloured and textures added in Photoshop.

Warpaint Animation

Thanks again for stopping by and don't forget, its 'Disco Poster Week' all this week, so there'll be another poster here tomorrow. Isn't it exciting?

Monday, 23 August 2010

All Around The World

Good day all.

Recently I have been doing quite a few posters for Leeds-based promotions agency Futuresound. It's been quite an exciting past month or so completing posters; some with a week to knock out, others just a couple of days.

So with the wealth of work I've been doing I will be uploading a new poster everyday this week as part of 'Disco Poster Week' for bands such as Maps & Atlases, Frightened Rabbit, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly amongst others but today I'll unveil the poster for Leeds' very own Nu-Grunge masters Dinosaur Pile-Up.

Tune in tomorrow for another exciting instalment of 'Disco Poster Week', where I will upload another poster and try to think of a better title for this process.

Stay Classy.

Friday, 6 August 2010


Good afternoon forks.

Every year in Leeds there is a mini-fest called Brainwash. It generally features tasty line ups and in the past has had Efterklang, Jaga Jazzist, Adem, Unsane and Olafur Arnalds (to name but a few) grace various stages in Leeds.

Every year is lots of fun, so I was especially chuffed to be asked to do the artwork for this, their fifth festival.

There will be posters and flyers up and about in Leeds pretty soon (and t-shirts at the fest) but the line up is looking right good thus far with Melt Banana, Dosh, Tweak Bird, Nitkowski and a wealth of local talent. Tickets are cheap and the cash goes to worthwhile local charities. Go chick it out!

In other news, last week I finally got to go to Spanky Van Dykes in Nottingham, which if you recall I designed some logos and typeface for earlier in the year.

So it was cool to see my typeface on menu's, flyers and totebags but it wasn't until we left the establishment that I noticed one of the designs in the window.

I can almost definitely say I've never had one of my design's put in neon lights before, so this was a lovely little surprise.

Also worth a quick mention that at Nottingham Contemporary, until October there's a quirky little exhibition by Gert and Uwe Tobias. These Romanian twin brother's deal with fables and folklore as inspiration for their huge woodcuts and paintings and their typewriter drawings have to be seen to be believed.

Anyways, that's their poster for the exhibition and I can strongly recommend it if you fancy being whisked off to their weird, mythical and slightly comical world.

Thanks for reading.