My design solution for the Turner Classic Movies project is currently on display at the Ipswich Art School Gallery; if you’re local you should head down there and have a look. There’s a few other exhibitions on, all with fantastic illustration pieces. Particularly the Once Upon a Time exhibition has work from children’s book illustrators such as Nick Butterworth (Illustrator of the ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ series) and Michael Foreman (Illustrator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland).
For anyone interested the gallery address is:
1 Upper High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3QH
The current set of exhibitions is on until 04 May 2014 (Tuesday – Sunday, 10am -5pm) with free admission; Call 01473 433681 for more information.
Just to let you know how the TCM project is developing. I’ve used the initial sketches which I posted previously to create large scale linoleum prints as a foundation for 3 film posters, the layout has developed from the artwork being framed by space to an aggressive crop of the face; the dirty and distressed print making techniques work as a visual metaphor for the characters’ qualities in the films.
Tchéky Karyo as Inspector Richards from Kiss of the Dragon
Lionel Atwill as Professor Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Jude Law as Harlen Maguire from Road to Perdition
*Update* Rather than post similar images again and again, I have replaced the images in this post with the final posters. Changes included manipulating the prints for more dramatic composition, refining the artwork used to remove some blotches and scratches in the paper, slightly muting the background colours and finally changing the layer blend effects so that the black ink is retained rather than absorbing some of the background colour – which previously made the whole image appear to be in the wrong hue.
I’m kicking off my new online presence with some work from the past. This image was produced in the first year of my Degree (2011) as a creative response to the play DNA by Dennis Kelly. Revisiting work from my first year reminds me of where my education began, studying Art and Design at A level. Over the course of my final year at University I plan to combine the professional working processes that I have developed over the last three years with my natural creativity, to produce exciting work for my portfolio.
Mid 2013, I was responsible for the net design and artworking of the ‘FoodFile’, a joint social action project between UCS and FIND food banks; this project was to provide households receiving food parcels with friendly and non-patronising recipe ideas and advice.
The project was completed in a group, within which we all took responsibility for several tasks. The design (encompassing net and artworking) was my responsibility, with our teams illustrator Michael Barrett drawing the vine for the wallet, which we then placed together.