Written language and the abstraction it faces

Finally okayed the order this morning to begin the printing for my dissertation,
which nearly marks the end of a year long project: not sure what to do with my time now, perhaps start on my list of ideas for personal projects.


An exploding diagram of the materials produced for my final year dissertation

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Adversary Season on TCM!

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.

Turner Classic Movies Presents: Adversary Season (Hypothetically)

Competing among my peers for an internship with TCM, I am to present A2 posters advertising a hypothetical movie season; Adversary Season being my choice. As a foundation for this, I will be rendering the faces of iconic adversaries. To keep you up to date with my progress, my initial sketches are below:

Tchéky Karyo as Insp. Richards in Kiss of the Dragon Jude Law as Harlen Maguire in The Road to Perdition Lionel Atwill as Prof. Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Stoney Ground

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Stoney Ground

A3 Acrylic Etching

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.

Foodfile Collaboration

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.

Credit and ownership:
Wallet design, net and artworking excluding vine are solely my own work.
Illustration credit: Michael Barrett; see: http://www.thegoodshipmorris.tumblr.com
Photo credit: Gary Reedman; see: http://www.behance.net/gallery/FoodFile/10496109