A showreel of some of my favorite motion and animation pieces from the last year. Go on - it's only a minute long!
Home Truths was an series of prints I created for an exhibition. The show was inspired by the many sayings and idioms that make up a great deal of spoken english.
Each was hand screen printed on collaged pages from vintage junk novels I found in a charity shop. Each print was scribbled and doodled and spraypainted on between each colour in the process, making each screenprint a unique piece, even though they were a series. Limited edition in sets of 12.
Everyone loves cowboys. This one's scared of horses and being the 21st century he's got himself one of those horrible scooters
I was asked by the lovely people at The Guardian to come up with a cover, opener, page titles and a series of spot illustrations for the June 2014 issue of their 'Do Something' supplement. The mag teaches you how to perform comedy, sing karaoke, dance and generally be amazing.
I went for a bold colourful style with faux overprinting and slipped colour. Had a great art director on this one, who really let me go for it!
Little poster I did for a mate for his girlfriend's birthday present. Some kind of private joke between them I think!
Not every day you do client work and get to animate enormous turds in space is it?
Worked on this film at Squint Opera. Wateraid asked us to make a short video to promote their sanitation fundraising event World Toilet Day. We were asked to use typography rather than a voice-over so that the film could be watched silently on social media feeds like facebook and tumblr.
We made the whole thing in eight days of madness but came out pretty good I think!
Anyone who lives in London knows the squalid drudge of the rush hour tube.
I enjoy watching how people interact on the tube, there's a very strange, solemn, resentful feeling on the rush hour tube. The carefully concealed annoyance of people whose personal space has been encroached on is pretty amusing to watch if you can avoid those feelings yourself.
I'm gradually making a series of these which I'll be posting on my instagram account as and when!
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I've always loved neon signs. On a recent trip to Tokyo I took way more photos of neon signs than was probably necessary or sensible. I was inspired to try and make a few myself in Cinema 4D.
Personal project of mine that I come back to every now and then when I'm in the mood. The posters are all lyrics from my blues and soul tunes.
While working at Squint Opera, I was lucky enough to work on the worldwide touring "DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition" at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
We created two exhibits using projection-mapping to convey the process of storyboarding and environment creation used by Dreamworks to create their animated films.
I was asked by the lovely people at Lush to design some packaging for one of their gift boxes, we went with a screen-printed look similar to my Home Truths prints. These were sold all over the world, and were apparently very popular if you're into that sort of thing!
I was asked by the guys at vodafone to come up with a typographic treatment and a pattern design for a series of music festivals accross Ireland.
Unfortunately this was a project that got canned because of budget constraints, but I felt like it was going in a really cool direction! I have such strong memories of 90's graphics and typography - supersoakers, baywatch, rocco's modern life, rugrats. Such a distinct typographic style. Maybe someone will ask me to do something similar in the future!
This was a range of t-shirts I designed for a streetwear startup. They wanted something a little bit corny and retro - which is exactly my cup of tea!
I was asked by the guys at Which? to make a typographic cover with the text "The Golden Years?" about coping with retirement. Here's what I came up with!
Little type experiment playing with pattern and shadow.
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While working at Squint Opera Melbourne, I created this video for the Sydney Justice & Police Museum, who were trying to apply for government funding for a refit and rebrand of the museum into the new 'Sydney Crime Museum'.
The Sydney Justice & Police Museum is the biggest Crime museum in Australia and has an amazing collection of police photos going back a hundred years. I got access to a lot of these to make this video, it was really fascinating going through these. We highlighted the incredible and disturbing NSW Police Forensic Photo Archive and used the purple/sepia hue of it's photographic plates as a colour palette for the film.
I hope to go back and visit it one day!
I was asked by the lovely people at SEMA Design in France to come up with a range of designs to be printed over a wide variety of homeware, stationary and accessories. They wanted a fun, retro look; which i achieved with little characters and bold type
I was commissioned by Fordham University in New York to design a poster to attract potential students. They wanted to convey the ideas of 'summer', 'New York' and 'Academics' in a single image.
Animation for the Nominet Trust, outling what the charity does and how it operates.
Made with the suspiciously tall and and conspicuously beardy Tim Hawkins
I was asked by the guys at Nuts magazine to come up with some title text and images of 2013's best new comedians.
I was asked by the guys at nuts to come up with a typograhic header and a series of portraits of popular British comedians, in an old movie poster style. All the type is hand drawn by me, as are the portraits and the numerals used to number the quotes - was a really fun project!
I was asked to be part of a group show at the new Alvarado Gallery, I came up with this wordplay based print. Four colour silkscreen printed at my home studio.
I was asked to produce a book cover for a book about interesting football facts. The idea was to represent football without actually showing people playing it.
Editorial in which i had to create a small graphic to represent comedian Harry Hill
Was asked by the guys at Capital Magazine France to produce some poster style illustrations for an article on working conditions