Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Key To the Highway, CD Cover Design

I recently illustrated and designed the cover for Key to the Highway's debut self titled EP. Key to the Highway are an Americana/Rhythm and Blues/Alt Country band from Sydney Australia.

The wonderful guys from the band approached me with a pretty clear vision of what they wanted the artwork to look like after a trip to the home of Americana music, Nashville Tennessee.

My aim was to create a really graphic album cover that acted as an introduction to the band's music, before you even began listening to the CD. I wanted the cover to look and feel familiar taking cues from other great album covers but not looking too "retro" or too "country" presenting the band in the bright and exciting light of an electric water colour sunset. If you like the sound of Key to the Highway you can check out their music here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Genre Bookmarks for my local library

I was lucky enough to illustrate these genre bookmarks for my local library of Ashfield in Sydney through my work at Sweets Workshop. This project was such a fantastic one that I thoroughly enjoyed working on. It involved librarians choosing a genre and compiling a list of their favourite authors to recommend to their customers. I was then given the task of illustrating the front of each of the bookmarks.

The genres included: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Australian, Cosy Crime, Crime & Thriller, Young Adult Fiction, Junior Fiction and my personal favourite Graphic Novels. While illustrating the bookmarks I wanted to keep some graphic elements unified e.g. the placement of the open book and the centre circle. I then used colour, hand drawn silhouettes as well as  positive and negative space to create illustrations that represented each genre.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pack of Heroes 2...

Here is a little teaser to show you that Pack of Heroes 2 is well under way. Stay tuned for some exciting new developments coming really soon.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Guard Fire Protection Logo Design

Here is a logo I designed for a local fire inspection company called Guard Fire Protection. It was an update of a very, very old logo. The owner of the business wanted the text to have a retro 1950's typographical feel.

The original logo also had a little devil character to go along with the logo so I also gave him a major update too.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I Have The Myaah! Masters of the Universe Threadless Challenge!

This is my submission to the Masters of the Universe Threadless Challenge! You can vote for it here and don't forgot to leave a comment!

Finally after many years and countless battles the secret powers of Grayskull are Myaaaaaaaahh!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year!

This is a poster I designed and illustrated for Ashfield's 2015 Lunar New Year festivities, through my work at Sweets Workshop. The events celebrate yáng, the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle that is represented by a goat, sheep or ram!

I had a great time illustrating this golden hybrid ram/sheep and used a traditional style and colour palate so it would be instantly recognisable as poster for Chinese New Year!
Happy Lunar New Year I hope you get to enjoy some festivities!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Naturally Selected Print At Supergraph

Here is a look at a limited edition print I Illustrated for the Illustrators Australia stall at Supergraph in Melbourne this weekend. Illustrators Australia is showcasing a series of images created by Australian Illustrators with the theme of Natural Selection. I decided to feature a little romance between these two canoodling giraffes in my illustration considering that it's also Valentine's Day this weekend.

Supergraph is a three day fiesta of graphic art and design at The Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton in Melbourne, If you are in the area you should check it out.

I have also just updated my profile on the brand new Illustrators Australia website you can check it out here.