Wednesday, 12 June 2013

New Work - Night Town

It's festival time in Night Town! Somewhere in the world there lies a great forest, hidden away in this forest grows a tree of unknown age. The inhabitants of this tree appear visible to the human eye only once every 23 years when they hold a festival to celebrate something long forgotten.

Are they celebrating tonight?

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

New Work - Jellicity

I have just completed this personal piece of work called 'Jellicity'. I thought that 'jellicity' would be a real word, referring to how jellified something was (similar to elasticity), but apparently not. So next time you make some jelly and a friend comments upon its lack of jellicity, you know where the term comes from. Additionally it can refer to, as in this case, a city inside a jellyfish.

Monday, 8 April 2013

.Dock Illustrations

I recently created these designs for an article in a free paper called .Dock (an abbreviation of Document of Creativity in Kobe). .Dock is a paper that documents design related activities in Kobe, a city appointed a City of Design by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

The article by Bianca Beuttel (a Kobe based designer-essayist) looks at the relationship between children and design.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Denki Groove

Around 12 years ago I first heard music by Denki Groove. Although I couldn't understand their lyrics I could still sense their lighthearted attitude. Since that time I have longed to see them play live, a longing that was finally satisfied last week when they played at Zepp Osaka.

For anyone that is not familiar with their music, they are kind of like a high energy, humorous Kraftwerk or YMO. This sense of humor carries over into their videos, artwork and live shows.

Although they are now a little less spritely (they are both 45) they still put on a great show, with high energy dance music interspersed with comedic routines and some impressive visuals.

Looking forward to seeing them play again (as they joked, probably when they reach a combined age of 100!)

Their giant detachable heads in the foyer!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Roads to Nowhere Part 2

 Recently there has been a lot of work done on the flyovers in our neighborhood. These huge structures always fascinate me, perhaps due to there not being much like it back home, and they never fail to impress me on my way back from the station. The whole area also becomes one huge light show at night with workmen donning flashing jackets and lights all over the place.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

New Work - Mammalian Peanut Challenge

Here is a new piece of work that is a slight departure from my usual style. The idea was to get away from my computer and work in a freer more experimental manner. It was nice to get my hands dirty!

Who will win the challenge?

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Behance Uploads

Continuing my uploading of past work to the Behance site, here is a collection of Victorian machinery:

And here is a preview

Friday, 4 January 2013

New Work - Jurassic Love

This is a new piece of personal work I have just finished called 'Jurassic Love'. The image represents a fictional (as far as I know) love story between two Diplodocus (Diplodoci?). As we all now know that love story doesn't have a particularly happy ending.