Sunday, 6 December 2009

Sound 2

Sound CD packaging as photographed for my portfolio. That blue isn't quite right...

Friday, 4 December 2009


Here's my submission for the Sound CD brief. I've used source imagery from a 1967 book entitled Man Alive by G. L. McCulloch. They are photomicrographs of sections of the human ear – the cochlea and surrounding bone at the top, and the cochlear nerve below for the interior. The images are attributed to Gene Cox.

The final packaging will be a gatefold digipak, on uncoated stock, preferably using hexachrome or similar, to get the full richness of the violet blue, which CMYK isn’t very happy with.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Lilac Hand of Menthol Dan

Finally got my hands on a copy of this amazing record. Released I think in 1981, it has as the b-side a brilliant song recorded back in the late 60's before he was with John's Children, called The Lilac Hand of Menthol Dan. Needless to say, it's amazing.

Click here for a larger version. It's worth it.

I've tried to find out something about the sleeve artist, but all I know is that he was a cartoonist for various 60s Dandy/Beano offshoots, including Whizzer and Chips, Buster and Pow!. None of this work seems to be anywhere near as good as this illustration however.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Stereoscopic Pairs

'Pyramid' and 'Mobile'

Just playing around with some simple stereoscopic pairs. The process of producing photographic pairs looks pretty simple and very effective, and definately worth looking into. On the other hand, I also quite like the simplicity of these very graphic ones. The mobile one works much better than the pyramid.

Oh, and for those who have no idea what the hell these are, cross your eyes so that the dots meet, then focus on the image in the middle. Lovely.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Consume Peckham

I'm starting to see red spots constantly in front of my eyes...

Shed Music

I composed the soundtrack for this one-minute third year film. About a shed.

Biographies 2

Here's the rest of the photos I showed for the final Biographies crit. As Kieron pointed out, and I'm willing to admit, the project was a bit conceptually lightweight. But then again, I don't often use photography so this was a nice chance do just that.

Monday, 9 November 2009


Tic Tacs!

Just a little preview of what I've been up to on the biographies project.

p.s. Does anyone like liquorice or murray mints? I have lots.

Consume Peckham

Consume Peckham Logo

Been meaning to start this blog for a few weeks now, and I've finally gotten around to it. Nice to inaugurate it with a bit of good news too; I've been selected to do the visuals for this year's Consume Peckham. Posters, website, the lot. Which is fun! Above is the logo I submitted. I'm imagining it foil-blocked right now. Oh yeah...

Here's the bit of spiel I wrote to accompany it:
"This simple design in based on the red circle - or dot - that denotes the sale of a work of art. It is a subtle, but graphically bold reference to both the business interaction of trading, and art, the bringing together of which is a central tenet of the Consume Peckham project.

The design is simple and flexible enough to translate easily onto posters, badges, stickers, and a range of other online and print-based media."
So... that's that.