Saturday, 15 March 2008

Star Wars Series 1 Episode 1

I got myself a Tamron 70-300mm lens with a macro setting which I've been playing around with on my Pentax K10D. I decided to take some photos of a few vinyl toys i've had sitting around. After all, what else can you do with them ;) You can view the full size images on my flickr account here >>

Friday, 14 March 2008

My 30th Birthday Post

Hi Everyone, I had a great birthday this week, and probably the best I've ever had in terms of presents as a collective so I decided to post some of my favourites. I know everyone loves to take a sneeky peak into someones life window ;)

First up is the best card of the day, this said so much about me before I left my fulltime employment for the joys of freelance.

A friend bought me this genuine 30 year old French Military shoulder bag complete with starter badges, I've always had a few badges of my own and never knew what to do with them, problem solved, great present.

I actually run a business offering professional cd sleeve design and band art, so this was a great book for inspiration. Simply entitled 'Album' compiled by Nick de Ville includes some fantastic artwork, loving the vintage jazz covers.

WOW! Check this badboy out! A Polaroid 1000, takes SX-70 Land Film. Does it work? I have no idea yet, I'm yet to get some film, but I really really can't wait!

A friend bought me 'Street Logos' by Bristol based graphic designer Tristan Manco. There's some really fantastic art in here ranging from 'Bäst' to 'Space Invader'.

How cool is this custom mix tape with the most eclectic tracklist I've ever seen ranging from Stereorobics - Miss Piggy, Thats not my name - The Ting Tings, Pinball Number Count - The Pointer Sisters, Umbrella - Manic Street Preachers, If - Bluetones, Cake - The Flumps and many more crazy tracks. Great fun :)

Meiji sweets, I've not tasted these yet but I loved the packaging.

I got a couple of these little fish, I had one of these before but it died after a few weeks, hopefully I can keep these ones a bit longer.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

John Ross 'Blood'

This is part of a collection by photographer John Ross entitled 'Blood'. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be disturbed by these images, but I found them absolutely amazing. They have this dark graphic book feel to them yet an amazing gloss coating. To view more of this collection or more from John, please visit his website at

Luke Chueh

I found the work of Luke Chueh online today and wanted to share his beautifully dark illustrations with everyone. The piece on the left is called 'Reach', and the art on the right is a wonderful collection called 'Bad Idea'. To view more of Luke's work please visit his website at

The top piece is entitled 'Rainbows 2' and the bottom piece is entitled 'What the Fuck'.

This piece is called 'When the Body Hungers, the Mind Suffers'.

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and The Urban Art of Paul Insect

Being a massive fan of the previous albums Brainfreeze & Product Placement, I couldn't wait to check out the new release by DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist. The Hard Sell CD comes in a unique digipak design, with art by Paul Insect. I haven't got hold of one of these yet but I've posted some of Paul's art here for you to enjoy.

Below are some great examples of Paul Insects work.

The godfather of urban art, Shepard Fairey aka Obey

I stumbled across this poster whilst out and about with my camera. At the time of taking this photo I had no idea what I was looking at until a friend of mine introduced me to the works of Shephard Fairey aka Obey. I've decided to post some examples of his work, this particular posting is one of his signature pieces entitled 'Obey Giant', it is of french wrestler André the Giant.

He inspired Bansky, is in demand for major marketing campaigns, but still loves the adrenaline rush of a 'bombing mission'.

Monday, 10 March 2008

Unkle - War Stories CD Sleeve Design & Packaging designed by Robert Del Naja

This is an amazing collectors item designed by Rovert Del Naja (3D from Massive Attack). Consisting of a 50 page booklet containing fantastic artwork including paintings, photos, sketches & illustrations.

UNKLE - Psyence Fiction & Never Never Land CD Album Artwork by Futura 2000