Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Once again I've been out of my creative space again to collect something. On my travels I went into a bookstore and nearly bought me a copy of Watchmen; Yep still not read it or seen the movie. But I did purchase a real gem that I had to own Gentleman Jim by the legend Raymond Briggs. Its the story of Jim a lavatory attendant who, dissatisfied with his station in life, devotes his time to envisioning a world beyond it. Get your hands on a copy of this book, kettle on.
Monday, 30 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Blimey readers, I've just read Sir Alan Sugar owns a seven grand road bike which has helped him shed nearly 3 stone. He even dons the lycra for a twice weekly 50 mile blast through the Essex countryside on a limited edition Pinarello that Alejandro Valverde usually rides. I read also mr Robbie Williams owns a road bike there all at this cycling lark.
Ok so I like "a reet nice pair", it's gone all Sid James on this blog readers as we hit British summer time. I've learnt this morning it looks brighter and sunnier than yesterday, Jenson "Button Moon" as done alreet in Melbourne; I've learnt today; Speilberg is making Tintin the movie where have I been to have missed that one. reet Kettle on.
Saturday, 28 March 2009
This afternoon I got truly soaked and blown about in the wind outside on my bike. Breaking off for a brew was the highlight and never tasted so good. I was even told it was my turn to do some work up at the front cos I'd been in the cafe since 12. To be honest I was so cold and wet I didn't want to move. I did spot a kestrel on route which flew low past me clutching a dead rat.
This morning I've been reading the latest Varoom magazine about illustrated type. I've battled the wind and rain to get a newspaper, we are on the verge of British Summer time only its freezing cold. I hope to get out on my bike this weekend and battle the wind a bit more. Aswell as do some drawing, thinking and some reading.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
I've been reading an influential book, which has some illuminating text on Texas's imaginative efforts to reduce littering on its highways. many doing the littering were 18 -24 year old men they were not impressed with the idea of the bureaucratic elite wanting them to change their behavior. Public official's decided they needed a tough talking campaign to communicate to the unresponsive audience, the state enlisted the poplar Dallas Cowboy football players to take part in television ads collecting litter and crushing cans and growling "Don't mess with Texas". People in texas can buy many products tee's, mugs emblazoned with this slogan on; such is the success of this campaign. 95 percent of folk from Texas know this slogan and was voted America's favorite slogan.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Hello readers I posted the Above image earlier but decided to make some alterations there were a couple of bits that bugged me. I think I'm happy with it. I was happy to see my Fillipo Inzaghi illustration in the Guardian today, I was pleased with that image. Reet I need a brew.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
It's St Patrick's day I'm sure it will be much celebrated. Note to students if you want me to come and do a talk about my work etc at your college or university speak with your tutors about there budget. Hopefully we can arrange something; I shall be delivering a talk on the 6th of April to some Visual communication students. And if your studying Art in Miami, New York or wherever and want to pay for me to do a talk; emails to the usual address please.
Monday, 16 March 2009
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Friday, 13 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Tomorrow it's Red Nose day if you didn't know do summet funny and help raise some cash for this big day. Good on Gary Barlow and his celeb mates for climbing Kilimanjaro the other week to raise cash which features on the telly tonight I think.
Today I've been out and about on a small mission. On my train journey there was some amusing conversations I overheard. Especially from a bunch a lasses detailing who and what they wanted to do with some lads. I did have a very nice bit of Victoria sponge cake on my travels.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Well; just like to wish Mike Redmond every success with his RCA interview. Good luck with that Sir and everything in the future. I worked with Mike on the Applied visual practice module probably the most talented lad I've had the pleasure to work with whilst I taught at Salford Uni. Keep grafting sir. Many thanks for the postcard from Ghica popa from Romania which turned up in the post today. Many thanks to the lady who whistled at me for being in my lycra whilst I was cycling through Donny today. Reet Kettle on. We continue.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
Sunday, 8 March 2009
I just about dodged the rain and hail today whilst out on my bike today. Got to admit I've done a lot of thought process today; mulling over a few drawings hoping I'm gonna arrive at summet good. Perhaps the idea will arrive over a brew.
Saturday, 7 March 2009
This week on my travels I was photgraphed by Eleri Griffiths. There are not a lot of photos of me kicking about; but I was really happy with this one, I like it. Today I managed to split a pair of trousers. Good job I was wearing pants today.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Here you go readers I've been listening to some Goldfrapp and some Arctic monkeys and Hey Presto I've come up with this cheeky image. Reet Kettle on and I'll have a sarnie ham and coleslaw, maybe summet else. We continue.
It has played its part in styling British men for 22 years and certainly played its part in introducing me to illustrators like Kam Tang and the late great Reggie Pedro among a host of others when, I was a young paper lad, which encouraged me to make images. But this pioneering monthly magazine is to close after suffering years of declining circulation. Arena magazine pioneered the modern men's magazine. The title grew out of the influential The Face and first appeared in 1986 [ back when I was swapping Mexico 86 footy stickers in the playground], designed by graphics guru Neville Brody, It was the brainchild of Nick Logan who created the Face, and wanted to give male readers a quarterly mix of fashion and style.
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Monday, 2 March 2009
Today I've been on a mission. Tomorrow I'm out and about on a mission. This afternoon I met an old mate who currently looks a cross between Lee Majors in the Million dollar man and a Transformer. They have rebuilt him; he also paints quite well.