Thursday, 28 October 2010

Tote Bag

I'm loving the Autumnal colours of the skirt in this photo against a new tote bag available from the nice folk of idressmyself in Nottingham by me.


Yesterday evening, my neighbour was discussing downloading issues with his mp3 player. Apparently he downloaded the Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow duet twice before he could get it for a family member.Ok we believe you sir. My neighbour also discussed how the man over the road has quickly moved in a romanian lady and hasn't been seen since. We both concluded he will surface when he's needing some iron tablets.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Aspire for Bolton College

Here are a couple more spreads from the Aspire college guide plus the bag that was produced for Bolton College

Aspire for Bolton College

Here Are some more photos of the spreads from Aspire for the New Bolton College, photos by Wash Design.

Aspire for Bolton College

Here are some more Photos of the spreads from Aspire for the New Bolton college; photos by Wash Design.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Aspire for Bolton College

Here are some more photos of the Aspire course guide for Bolton College where I've worked with Wash Design; its full of illustrations by me. photography by Wash.

Aspire for Bolton College

Well here are some photos of Aspire the college guide / prospectus for the new build 90 million pound Bolton College. I worked with the nice folk at Wash Design it's been on the cards for a while. Andy Walmsley Creative Director had me onboard this year and it's been great to integrate my illustrations / visual language into this new look college guide breaking away from the standard photos of college students. Many thanks to Emma Smart at Wash for working patiently with me.

Seat Fixed

Panic Not readers my bike seat issue is resolved I can go back riding soon, after visiting the bike shop and seeing some friendly faces in Donny.Very soon I'll be on my bike. But for now as it darkens outside increasingly for another night my kettle is going on pronto.


I'll get this one in before the big day. But I'll let you know if any ladies drop by my place dressed liked this with there trick or treating antics. Halloween eh!; readers how is that nearly upon us once more. I'm getting old; life is passing me by far too quick.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Travel Diaries

On my travels yesterday I picked this book up illustrated by my mate Dominic Trevett; Now I must get him at some stage to sign my copy. I shall enjoy reading this book. The illustrations look rather good too. This morning it was very cold; so cold I'm putting it down as the reason why the bolt sheared on my seat post and the seat came off and I nearly did too. Or at the very least nearly hurt my willy! "We Continue".

Saturday, 23 October 2010


Well readers I spotted this earlier on facebook my old mate Scoph. He's a bit good on a snowboard and he's part of a band oh and he paints and draws stuff. Now and again I'll bump into him when he's home and we talk about getting older, knee problems, Art and generally not settling down. Well he met one of the Lego designers they talked and joked then this happened above. How cool is this? I know I'm jealous. Scoph is the lego dude on the left.

Saturday Doodle

Another Saturday and a rainy one at that at my end the people are walking round with brollies, scarfs and wellies. Earlier I achieved this small drawing on a note pad I found in my workspace which I've photographed for you readers to share in the tree of trust. It's me with some bags I reckon.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Here You Have

When I was a kid I was captivated by a seaplane that was in one of the Tintin adventures; yesterday I got me a mini seaplane to build. Which I did earlier with a brew and a grin. I've also been drawing a cheerleaders. ignore the dates on the photos they were taken earlier today.


Yesterday I went down London all wrapped up with scarf and flat cap; cos it was freezing or was that just me. But judging by the photos yesterday evening in the Evening Standard captured in Hyde Park that morning it was cold with the frost pictured. I visited the Tate to see this years Turner prize entries. En route I picked up a bargain Lego kit to build because I'm daft and thats as far as my building skills go!!; The Lego I'll have to photograph for the blog. But it will have a place in my creative space.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Scarf Weather

It sure is cold this morning I've dug my scarf out whilst I listen to the radio practically sat on the radiator, I've been drawing a football team, with a piping hot brew within reach. It's tough being an illustrator eh. Just thought The Apprentice is on the tv this evening look forward to that.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Me Being Perfect ?

Well I couldn't leave my dude with the bowler alone I've redrawn the bowler hat I think I'm about happy with it now. So I'll leave it alone now, reet kettle on whilst it rains outside.

Hornseys Xmas

Here you go the new Christmas press advert for Hornseys; visit to see a collection of limited edition prints by me and other great artists plus fantastic goodies perfect for all times of the year and even christmas. Click to enlarge the image. Reet I need a brew at the time of writing possibly food listening to my stomach.

Bowler Again

In my blog the other day I added a character in a top hat thanks for noticing that but hey it was close to support me mentioning about the comeback of the bowler. So for now I've put it reet; Is this now acceptable as a bowler hat with the addition of this dude.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Just My Type

Well en route today I've got me a copy of "Just My Type" by Simon Garfield which is a must read for any graphic designer or serious graphic design student I'm sure. I've just read a few pages and its good stuff all about fonts and there backgrounds and use. Now I sat on the fence studying Graphic Design but I needed to learn typography before gravitating to illustration but my interest remains in font design. Maybe 8 years or so ago I read Simon's book on "Mauve" after being fascinated by this colour for years and his book on the subject matter is great reading. I seem to recollect seeing a lass in a mauve blouse and being hooked on this colour true story I'm afraid. Mauve is fabulously sexy.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Chef Dude

Here you go I wanted to have a chef in some more jazzy attire hence the chef whites have been dropped for this yellow chef apparel.


I recently read a small article on how the bowler hat was making a comeback it isn't just some piece of fashion fit for a a banker, a lot more folk are donning them.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Cold Again

Well today I feel like I'm filling up with cold once again. Thursday I was at the university of Salford. I'm really looking forward to getting across on the the 11th of November to uni to see the students work. Have fun with your projects.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Well I'll be honest, I was up early doors 4am and I saw whilst having my first brew of the day the first of the miners to be brought to the surface in Chile. At the time of writing I think 16 are out. I've been working on an image this afternoon it's hopefully gonna work out ok. I've spoken to an old mate of mine this aft and boy he made me laugh. The apprentice tonight on the telly; tomorrow I'm at the University of Salford doing a talk and reviewing work. There you go "We Continue".

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Well readers check tomorrow's Guardian Sport Section for another illustration by me. Thousands of Guardian readers will be saying tomorrow when they digest that picture "It's not Troy Tempest it's the Turban Tempest". Reet We continue readers.

Monday, 11 October 2010


Well readers last week I had a haircut; I'm kind of wishing I'd maybe gone with the side parting concept which was going on earlier last week. But hey it can be grown again. Reet kettle on chop, chop. I may have another haircut in another 2 weeks, I'm getting fussy about my hair.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Proper Mint!

Today I did some miles on my bike, I've watched Cemetery Junction on dvd great british movie. I've read the papers. I've admired a couple of images. I was told earlier a great true story about Paul Daniels the magician about when he was on the club circuit in the early 70s in the working men clubs in Donny. My mate was telling me about a trick he did with a pack of polo mints and making a fiver appear. Well the lads being lads in Donny swapped his pack of polo's for this trick and mucked up Paul's trick. Apparently he proper lost his cool!! true story readers.

Friday, 8 October 2010

The Flood

Yep fifteen years after he split from them; the funny one has returned. I've seen and heard a snippet of "The Flood". Oh Gary you've done it again another masterpiece which ladies of a certain age will be buying. Meanwhile I need a brew kettle on; We continue.

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Well readers just got in after being out and about. I've just about stopped chuckling to myself after spotting a pimped up Hummer. Yes I've seen a few Hummer's before but this one was in monster truck mode with huge tyre's. When it passed I was admiring the spare tyre on the back which had a red light in the middle of it nice touch I thought. But as we got closer to the vehicle below the spare tyre was a huge pair of perfectly sculpted silver bollocks swinging about. There was even one of the testicles sculpted to hang lower than the other. I cannot tell you how much I laughed about this one. I was even sat laughing on my own on the train; we continue.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


Well Alan Sugar returns on the telly tonight with "The Apprentice", I'm looking forward to watching this new series and digesting his dialogue. I may at some stage read that mans biography or forfeit it for that new Harry Hill book which I caught a picture of David Shrigley reading on twitter the other day. Any how must go and boil the kettle.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


At least it's not raining at my end today. I've got my paws on another book to read on angling when I get bored I quite like sentimental reflections on fish of our dreams. I've broken out some super ace breakfast teabags this morning. We Continue!

Monday, 4 October 2010


Over the last few days I've been dodging rain on my bike. Today I've been working on christmas based imagery. I've admired some drawings by a collection of image makers whilst digesting some cookies.