Tuesday, 31 July 2007

World trip portraits

I got around to cleaning up a few of the portraits I did on my 2005 world trip. This is Eric, a French guy in Tahiti who ran his own tattoo parlour back in France. He looked a little intimidating and aloof at first, but turned out to be very easy going.

Becky was a Manchester girl who was travelling around New Zealand.

This guy hung around the campsite in Tahiti and was as strange as he looks. He would stare at people with a glassy expression and pad about the kitchen in his flipflops.

Florian (German in NZ), Elizabeth (English in NZ), Phil (English academic in Tahiti, cycling around the world).

Moleskine pages

A bunch of sketchbook pages. I often like thumbnails more than the finished article.

Copper book

The copper book, an old student project that still looks pretty good. It took about ten days to complete from brief to finish. I was more energetic then.


One from ages ago that I still quite like. The old handwriting is fantastic - it doesn't really need anything else.

Messing around

Monday, 30 July 2007

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Frothy jazz

Some unpublished concept work for Guinness.

Wednesday, 18 July 2007



I did this many years ago and it kicked off an editorial style of ripped cardboard and splashy paint. I still get clients asking if I still do it, but it feels weird to resurrect something so old. This was never actually used, but I always thought it was one of the better ones.

Friday, 6 July 2007

Irish Museum of Modern Art

A lot of Photoshopping, a little drawing: IMMA's new poster. We had to approach the artists for permission to use their works in the bag so some nice elements had to be left out. It was fun to try to make all the objects sit together, but I'm not sure I'd want to make a career of photo retouching. I was happy with the stretchmarks on the bag though.