LYDON/Art/Type & Elements
It is Jubillee time here in Old Blighty, and what better way to celebrate than to see John Lydon reminding us of one of the most valued, pressed vinyls to ever be released originally on A&M. Released during the Queens Silver Jubilee in 1977 to much criticism, it remains highly controversial.
The original cover artwork was completed by the serious British artist Jamie Reid. The piece above however is just for kicks.
Vanguard Atelier for KDU x ENK / Media Design Lab : TMRWTODAY
‘TMRWTODAY is the active media experience for ENK/TMRW. TMRWTODAY exists to amplify the ideas and actions used to create a progressive future for fashion.’
A hand drawn & brush pen type was used in the initial stages to create this graphic. Honoured to be given the opportunity to offer my first vision toward the future of fashion. Boom!
Type.Face / Illustration / Colour print
Portrait & mixed Type. A project that is a personal challenge and one that will be ongoing as a small series.
I am interested in pulling away from the digital aesthetic with these prints and using analog as the main tool and last source to bring the image to life.
Mixed Message images…
Type.Face / Illustration / Colour print
Portrait & mixed Type is the outline for this project, in a layout that worked well as a composition of colour / content.
A project that is a personal challenge and one that will be ongoing as a small series.
Without giving away to much detail of the specific background to the series, it is to have a bolder message as the overall theme.
The above image was a case study that started in digital and progressed to be more analog in practice with the result being a very good healthy balance of the two combined.
Analog + Digital Graffiti / Type / Texture
The texture that I was keen to execute as a digital visual, was a simulated rough surface that has been sprayed with aerosol. With this in mind, I always seek to put together designs that have multiple uses across the board.
Starting off with a complex looking but basic layout as a pen background, the type and layer fade is all the project needed.
First phase was a template with the letters cut out of card. Initially wanting to do a painted type print, the paint was an incorrect mix and it looked wack.
Second was a mock up on cartridge paper to check the composition. The cut letters were then scanned, including the texture, and the handwriting. The final draft was put together in layers, with colour content added for the aerosol look and minor special effects. It would have been cool to use canned paint for the entire piece, nevertheless an enjoyable project and one to push forward.
Camera, Ink & Type blended to make this small offering :
Not entirely new work, more of a small cache of explorations making their way to the top of the pile.
The images used were of urban areas that had been disregarded and damaged by vandalism and continued weathering and had been stripped of colour. The images were of a large electric mains supply, a flyover, and a telephone box.
The focus was on how people choose to continue to damage surroundings yet consider these places to be an ultimate refuge or sanctuary. A cause and effect, vicious cycle scenario from an abstract or even instinctual perspective.
This entry has been amended after some constructive criticism offered about the write up, so thanks a million!
Ode to the Supermoon :
It continues to guide vessels. A constant reminder of ones awareness of self and of presence. Its features represent a knowing and a sense of purpose amid the void.
We question its dominance and its activity. The poetry that it weaves among men, the vision among seers, the silence among prophets, effect upon tide, telling of time.
The mathematics is simple, and yet is made complicated and unfathomable by many. Know your gravity. Unity through alignment and co-ordination. In this we Trust.
Logo / type treatment and image - a solid simplified system of elements, a good balance of light and dark, not complicated. The Keystone shows gravitational pull, remaining intact, dominant and unshadowed.
YAW / You Are We / theKDU
The format for these images will be self explanatory. Breaking out! Pushing some illustration medium in the first set and Logo in the second set. Simple black and white basics. The djinn character stands to represent various aspects of my perception of YAW. Completed first in Sketch and Acrylic on card, Scanned and then muscled into electrickery for some extra pressure from the Wacom.
Recently heading back to illustration to expand my horizons, the Sepia lick on this image was the final touch. A softer, although jagged approach to a huge statuesque presence and a type treatment to balance the composition with some various effects. Most pictures that I complete are image ready for 12″ x 12″ prints for ease of collating.
Inspired by the imagery and translation of Renaissance.