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.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Secret Santa - A Comic Book Inspired Christmas Card.

Who is this masked merrymaker running through the streets of Christmas Town? This is a Christmas card that I illustrated and designed for Sweets Workshop this year. I wanted Santa and his Elves to become superheroes... So I came up with Secret Santa and his Extraordinary Elves! The typographic and graphic design elements on the card were inspired by silver age comic book covers from the 1960's and 1970's. 

This is the original sketch of Secret Santa and the Extraordinary Elves that I came up with.

Here is the final card all printed up on 100% recycled paper, you can pick it up from Sweets Workshop.