Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Of All The Times

A few new bits of work to show and tell.

First up, a poster for Ellen & the Escapades. It was nice to work for these lovely sounding folky dudes again, especially for a Record Store Day poster.

This will be available in strictly limited quantities at their RSD performance at Jumbo Records in Leeds, so if you want one I suggest you get out and support some local music in an awesome local record shop!

Next up a poster for some old chums of mine Her Name Is Calla and their show at one of Leeds' best kept secrets, Left Back Church.

I can totally imagine the band being suited to such a space; their soft whispered tones creeping through the stone arches before giving way to monoliths of noise rising up through the rafters. Lovely stuff...

Hopefully there'll be more new work to show and tell at the end of the week. It's obviously great getting to work on so many awesome projects but frustrating having to hold off on unveiling them to the public.

Maybe one of my new years resolutions should have been to be more patient...

Friday, 4 February 2011

The Impossible Song & Other Songs

Quick update today because it's Friday and things are very busy at twoducksdisco HQ. I thought I would post the new design i've done for Roddy Woomble's solo show at The Brudenell Social Club in April.

Since I designed the poster for Roddy's previous visit to the Brude, I wanted to continue things in a similar vein by creating a stark and minimal poster that echoed his music and Scottish heritage.

Really happy with how the design came out with the palette being so muted and the text being pretty loose. I think i'm just about getting to grips with the Pentel Pocket Brush now and it's especially good for script-like type.

Hope you all have good weekends!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

Last Summer I was interviewed by an incredibly pleasant chap called Joe, who was studying Graphics at Liverpool John Moore's University. He was putting together a dissertation which would focus on how promotion effects design and the community around it and vice versa.

This was something I was more than happy to help out with as it's something that I find very interesting as I am a part of the scene where promoters and artists rub shoulders and help each other out.

After compiling all his research he presented his work in a wonderfully bound book, of which he was kind enough to send me a copy. And here are the pictures of the pages I feature on... lovely stuff.

A double page spread of my God is an Astronaut and Sky Larkin posters.

The front cover of the book.

My Born Ruffians and The Acorn poster.

Close up.

A little background info...

The whole book was beautifully presented printed on heavy recycled paper and with stylish little border doodads.

Thanks very much to Joe for sending me a copy plus asking me to help out in the first place. As an artist it's always nice to see your work printed on nice stock and presented with as much care as it was created. Plus it's a very insightful read, so a complete package really...