i love you, but why am i so afraid of you? you’re like an evil force on my desk.
Anyhoo, i did this last week, before i went to party it up at heaven…
it’s a happy cupcake! it seemed quite popular. i’ve been thinking about doing the tshirt thing properly again lately, but that’s all i’ll say. thinking. cos there’s nothing more to it. one thing at a time, ricky.
bit of an oldschool synthy vibe, with the wood finish etc. tom hooked me up with the moogy samples. there are still some bugs to fix, and a proper page to be made, but it’s pretty sharp. linky on the right.
still need to make a better background for alternative css for this page. gonna pull out all the stops for that tho!
I helped work on Hospital’s 100th release artwork. I designed the building pattern used on the cover, poorly illustrated here because the pattern is actually in extra deluxe spot varnish, which has proven to be a nightmare to photograph. I also created the picture of all 100 spines used inside the CD artwork. it’s all so luxury! 😀 and it’s out NOW! so run for the shops and buy it cos you like my art, and discover how good the music is too.
Cyantific – Ghetto Blaster (Hospital)
After NHS100, i got to work on Cyantific’s debut album ‘Ghetto Blaster’. It was probably one of the most strenuous projects i’ve worked on, but this is what’s yeilded. It’s a right tour-de-force of 1980s transformer toy powar with a bit of a decepticon vibe, but there is some autobot styles throughout the other parts of the artwork, which should be in my portfolio by now. Flashback is the leadup single to the album, which is released on 24th March, and you NEED to buy!
I’ve recently picked up some work for DJ Bailey and his IntaSound imprint, so far have done a magazine advert and some labels for the next release. i’ve pictured the labels here, and the advert should be in the portfolio.
John B – …Myspace (Beta)
This is John B’s leadup single to his forthcoming album ‘Electrostep’ – it’s called ‘I’ve Been Stalking You On MySpace’, and we’re hoping for a bit of an indie-pop success, given the explosion of myspace across british youth lately. here is the cover- it’s got a punk vibe, and matches the Electrostep CD cover. The remix cover is similar but fluorescent green to burn your eyes out when you look at the vinyl in hmv. fun!
this one is so hot off the press! i only just finished this last night. deep house vibes for a new image for critical! i’m well happy with this. nice and clean. i’m also bizarrely pleased with the new labels i’ve done too. minimalism is teh win!
strangely, that was my 1337th photo i’ve taken with my newest camera. woo.
anyhoo. i’ve been on a grapefruit crusade. they’re great. vitamin c and tasty and fun to eat etc etc. here are 2 victims.
lastly, here is a wobbly cow on a swing, with hooves *in* cress, a maroon cape, speedo swimming goggles (can never be too careful), and eating a ladle.
Imagedump is now fixed!
funfunfun! i shut the place down early, then cos everywhere was so shut down, i had to go upstairs to chill out, listening to chris and zac’s funk silexion, unearthing classics such as ‘what a fool believes’ by the doobie brothers. once again, andrew bazil took some fantastic snaps of the night. here’s my fave one of me playing! look! i’m smiling!
so last night was hospitali-free, the start of the 10 years of hospital bash. i got called in for an emergency (set) to do the super early unexpected crunchdown, which was a good giggle and very busy.
agh it’s all hospital so far! NHS100 is out in 10 days, which i assisted with artistically. i tried to take photos of my plush spot varnish, but struggled. i did various bits in this project, and there’s also a rather scarey photo of me in the booklet.
i’ve started the year with two album projects, i’m currently working on John B’s fifth album ‘Electrostep’, which is sounding really fun and like nothing else in drum and bass. the cover is pink and outlandish! i’m also tying up another Hospital album, but i don’t think i’m really allowed to disclose details yet. give it a week or two and it should be common knowledge.had a few ups and downs with this one, but it’s all good.
on my last portfolio update, i added loads of bits i already mentioned here in the weblog, but something i didn’t was the tangent artwork.
other stuff i’ve been working on can’t be mentioned yet either. hehe.
i’m also gonna add my newly revamped cv / résumé to the site. somewhere.
i’ve been consumed by video games lately again. i made the mistake of getting an even bigger memory stick for my psp, which has led to me getting engulfed by burnout on my psp, and before that, all the advertising of gta:lcs on tv had got to me, but i refused to pay £40 for it, so i went down to computer exchange and bought gta3 for a bargain £3! bargain or not, it still wasted a lot of my time. so to repay for that, i’m on tv strike, i’ve only watched one episode of the neighbours (told it was a must-see by adam, my was he right! plane crash!) and one episode some cracked out modern-come-1970s cop show on the bbc in the past 2 weeks. and i have been more productive for it.
i’m finally learning css, and this page is evident for it! wooo! i’m so pleased with myself, cos it’s actually working!
lastly, in case you didn’t notice, i put a link to my myspace page up on the top of the page, and in the right hand column. so if you are on this godawful timewasting wild zoo, feel free to add me and leave me comments about how much you hate my artwork.
Big appreciation to the codemaster XO for helping me out with the new hosting now too. fantastic!
fix the imagedump (soon to be /imagedump, funnily enough). make a new music page. possibly host an archive of my show. eventually. hehee.