Thursday, 23 August 2007

Last couple of scribbles

I went to meet my girlfriend the other at Westbourne park and got a phone call from Alison from Howies letting me know that they were doen at the XBOX skate park with the van so I popped down to check it out. It was on the last leg of the tour and it looked great with everyone's comments. Apparently Green Peace phoned Alison up to say how great the idea was. I was really chuffed. So from what was a sketch in my little note book had now turned into a physical living thing that people can interact with.

Friday, 17 August 2007

More scribbles

Basement Jaxx graphics

I heard the new basement Jaxx album today which reminded me of the work I did for them a couple of years ago. Here's a sample of what I did. They have a sub label called STOP records which I did some artwork for.

More pics of the howies van

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Scribbles on the van

Just checked out the howies blog and people are scribbling away getting their voice heard on the van! Really excited about it, looks great.

Howies skate tour

I sent Alison from howies this wing mirror which my friend David had sprayed for me. I thought she would like it. The skate tour started at 6am this morning and is going to make its way around England over the weekend and early next week. I'm going to hopefully meet up with the howies team next week for dinner which they kindly invited me to. It'll also be the first time I will see the chalkboard van. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished article.
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One week of Japanese art

I saw this a little while back and my friend reminded me how good it was by showing it o me. Its a bit long but the illustration is so good. You feel a little bit sad when they paint over the master pieces they create. Great bit of stop animation though.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Howies 10 summer stunts

This is an idea I came up with for howies the clothing brand. They wanted me to come up with a few ideas for 10 summer stunts to promote howies and to get peple to think (I will post the other ideas soon).

So I spoke to David and Claire Hieatt who own howies and they really liked my idea for a chalk board van, to capture the publics views on envronmental issues, which was brilliant as it was one of my favourite ideas from the ones I had come up with.

Originally I wanted to use a Camper Van but this proved to be too expensive and too much like fat face. Luckily howies had a van to use which was going to be large enough to transport there sponsored skaters and a photographer. So what was merely an idea on paper had turned into a Skate Tour to make people think about Nuclear Power, "So is it green, or is it dumb?".

So this is the final design. I'm waiting to see the final outcome as it all has to be completed by August the 13th so fingers crossed it looks good! Cant wait to see what people will write.

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