Faux book cover design

Until recently I’d not had the pleasure of entering the world of book cover design, and technically that is still true. At least, I’ve not yet designed a cover for a book that can be read. This project was, while usual for a designer, unusual in its execution. I was commissioned to design the covers … Continued

Being a designer is like being in the SAS

Ok not really. But yeah, kind of. Most of us are not being flown off to work covert missions in far flung corners of the globe. And while paper cuts are nasty, they can’t compare. However, all of us could learn from the skills that being in an elite force requires. There are some shared qualities … Continued

Exhibition at Worcester Arts Workshop

I’m excited about this. No sooner had I added this to my goal list for the year then I got a call from Worcester Arts Workshop letting me know they had a free space. It’s been an intense few weeks of preparations, creating new pieces and updating some old ones, but I’m pretty much ready … Continued

Some stuff that happened – part twelve

Regular readers will have noticed that it’s been quiet around here lately. The last few months have been pretty hectic with a great deal of change and I just haven’t had the time to keep posting as regular as I normally like to. I’ve yet again not taken my camera out as much as I … Continued

The original is the best. Right?

A couple of weeks ago I came across the Daybees online exhibition of movie posters that never were. It interested me greatly from a design point of view, and also because at the time I had the good fortune of designing two posters myself for a couple of excellent short films. With regards to the … Continued

Take Five with Elliander Pictures

In another first for Take Five, this months we’re including a bit of video to watch. Good hey? Some great answers again this time and very insightful. Let’s get in there. Elliot and Alexander are actively involved in the film and TV industry and have worked as freelancers on major BBC dramas such as Dalziel … Continued

Playing with a digital Holga lens

A few years ago I was very much into Lomography. I’ve mentioned before my ownership of a Kiev along with a Coloursplash, I also dreamed of a Smena. I never got my hands on one of the mighty Holgas though. I’ve always liked the dimensions of medium format. Love it or hate it for a … Continued

Some stuff that happened – part ten

Little later than it should be, the three months before Christmas are a bit of a blur now. Loads happened, but I didn’t feel like I took many pictures. Anyway, there’s a good few here to have a look at. As mentioned in previous posts, we had a couple of fun filled visits to the … Continued

2012 Instagrams

Happy new year! There’s not been much posting around here lately as I’ve been busy with festivities and a couple of interesting projects have been reaching completion. My plans for 2013 are to post on a more regular basis and if I get my act together, something bigger will be launching. It’s just been behind … Continued