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Art and crafts in the city

Art & Crafts pop-up mini market 2014

I’m taking part in a pop-up mini market next week in Christchurch (NZ). It will be my first ever market! I know, I know… it’s about time. This is the poster I designed for the event.

We’ll also be popping up on December 13th and 20th ― perfect timing for a spot of last-minute Christmas shopping : )

Art & Crafts Mini Market on Facebook

Make mistakes

John Lennon poster 1 — digital illustration, 2011

John Lennon poster 1 — digital illustration, 2011

John Lennon poster 2 — digital illustration, 2011

John Lennon poster 2 — digital illustration, 2011

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams

The first image was created by following a tutorial on Tuts+ (the design is based on street artist Shepard Fairey’s Obama campaign posters). The second image was a mistake* I made when messing around with layers in Illustrator.

*Visit this post if you would like to know what I really think about mistakes.

In the style of… Fougasse

Tram – ink and digital, 297 x 210 mm, 2013

Tram – ink and digital, 297 x 210 mm, 2013

Tram (edited and unedited photos) – Christchurch, 2010

Tram (edited and original photos) – Christchurch, 2010

Simple lines and a few splashes of colour. I really enjoyed this one — does it show?

Fougasse

Posters from 1944 Images from www.pickmix.co.uk

Posters from 1944
Images from www.pickmix.co.uk

Fougasse was the nom de plume of London-born cartoonist Cyril Kenneth Bird (1887–1965). I’m a big fan of the posters he designed for the London Underground. I love the simplicity of these illustrations — and the humour.

In the style of… appears occasionally instead of my regular Shoot it, Sketch it posts. Using my own photographs as a starting point, I’m drawing inspiration from some of the world’s greatest illustrators. It’s not about slavishly copying someone else’s art; it’s an experiment in seeing things differently.