Saturday, 27 February 2010

Julien Pacaud

Solitaire, Ceremony and High Land, new perpendicular dreams from Julien Pacaud.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Boris Jakobek

Boris Jakobek's gig posters are a lovely combination of image, colour and typography.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Make Something LOST Every Day

Days 13 & 16 of jstumpenhorst's Make Something LOST Every Day project via Flickr.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Extraordinary Gentlemen

Comic artist extraordinaire, Kevin O'Neill talks about his career and influences in an extensive interview for The Comics Journal.

Alan Moore waxes lyrical about the second issue of Dodgem Logic and provides a masterclass in 'How to create a comic strip'.

via forbidden planet

Saturday, 20 February 2010

David Bowie

I'm currently immersed in the deluxe edition of David Bowie's eponymous first album. Sitting somewhere between Syd Barrett and Lionel Bart, this remastered double CD includes stereo and mono LP mixes and a wealth of singles and rare tracks. I've always been rather fond of this album which has been dismissed by it's author and fans alike. If you are familiar with the later Ziggy and Thin White Duke eras then you may find these charming and whimsical tracks somewhat confusing. Don't be fooled, they're as theatrical and experimental as anything in Bowie's catalogue. Ever the pioneer, Bowie showcased the songs in the promotional film Love You til Tuesday, a fore-runner to the modern pop video.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Alex Varanese

The Imprint, a bold and beautiful new series of prints from Alex Varanese.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Academic male slags, ream off names of books and bands...

Brand new tumblelog for your perusal, F*** Yeah The Fall-uh!, dedicated to all things wonderful and frightening."Repetition, Repetition, Repetition!" from The Legend of The Fall by Jeffery Lewis.

Travis Coburn

Bafta brochure covers by Travis Coburn. See the full set here.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Rodrigo Sommer

Brazilian designer, Rodrigo Sommer, stands out from the crowd with his purely typographical gig posters.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Jim Tierney

Jim Tierney's senior thesis project to redesign four classic Jules Verne books has recieved a lot of well deserved attention on the web. With such beautiful work as this, there's little doubt that Jim has a bright future ahead of him. For a closer look at each book in detail visit Jim's website here.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Matt Taylor

Bicycles & Tattoos, two new illustrations from Brighton based artist Matt Taylor.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

John Squire

Former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire re-covers classic novels from the 1980's for Penguin Decades.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Saturday, 6 February 2010

The People vs. George Lucas

Premiering on March 12th at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas, The People vs. George Lucas explores the often conflicted dynamic between Lucas and his fans. I'm looking forward to seeing this, but what's even more exciting is the fact that my first Star Wars: Uncut animation in the opening and closing montages of the trailer.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Star Wars Uncut - Scene 134

Here's my third and final submission to the Star Wars: Uncut project, this time in the style of Terry Gilliam's Monty Python animations. I've been planning on trying out Gilliam's style for a while now and this scene (taken from the Leia hologram sequence) was visually quite straight forward which allowed me to take it out of context and drop in a couple of silly gags. All of the images used were culled from various sites (see links below) and the vinyl crackle and yawn were sourced, again, from Soundsnap. There's minimal animation, so it was a lot quicker to put together than my previous submissions. Great fun though, I'm raring to try this style out on some other ideas.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

James Heimer

Standing out from January's 1000+ new arrivals at Gig Posters, were these bold two colour, sketchbook derived one-sheets by James Heimer.