Painting a mural on the balcony wall of the new HQ of my Aussie agent, Jacky Winter Group. Going back to finish it this weekend. About 2.7 x 1.5m. Painting the white lines is taking a while and rain delayed play a bit, but I think it should look good when it’s all done up with the details and everything!
Busy preparing for a group exhibition opening this Sunday in St Kilda, Melbourne. It should be fun!
Mysteriously pixellated piece I’ve been working on for Nautilus magazine – reveal soon!
Researching references and ideas for briefs is one of fav parts of the process. Especially when I’m learning something new, and they look this good:
My BIRDS book available to buy from I Love Mel (my mate and publisher of the famed Ryan Gosling colouring books…) here: http://ilovemel.me/j17/index.php/cmg-birds
ah! just remembered about one of my top most watched and beloved cartoons from my childhood. Ikkyu San was my hero for so long.
And I have been working on more animated pieces of late, including this short video about dogs which I created original music for too.
stay tuned for more clips in the near future!
A screencap overview of stuff:
In this silkscreen print show at Dangerfork next month with some brill artists please come along if you can
Fixing up some errors on the screen I made for the next Dangerfork silkscreen collaboration, exhibiting in Melbourne later this year.
Adding some final touches to these special silkscreen donuts today. There’ll be 10 hand-finished and 30 regular joes available from Dangerfork soon!
Check out the video here: https://vimeo.com/69072399
Following on from the adidas Originals window installation for Platypus Shoes, I got hooked on trainers/sneakers/shoes… if someone hired me to design these kinds of shoes I would die. In a good way.
working with Chris and Meg over at Dangerfork silkscreen studio on a super 5-colour ‘Smiles’ print. We’re using gloss n pearl powder n stuff. It’s going to be a pretty spesh print. More info + release date soon!
10/10/13 Not updated this part for a while, so quite a few things >> Limited edition silkscreen prints available from DANGERFORK.COM (Melbourne-based and lovely people) << / >> Limited edition digital prints from 72EDITIONS.COM (my series of nasty/nice bejewelled bugs) << / >> Character designs and artwork for an animated recipe webseries with Lucky Peach for Le Creuset. See the vids here: LKY.PH YouTube << / >> Manic web +print editorial for NAUTILUS (a rlly cool+interesting new science/culture magazine based in the states) about hacking << / >> Am happy to be working with DIRTYPUPPET again on a pretty cool animation brief - more details soon! << / >> aaand am doing a talk about my work and drawing as part of 'The Big Draw' up in the hills later this month, you can get tickets/info here: Big Draw info
18/05/13 Just finished a bunch of animation artwork for one of my fav clients - all will be revealed soon! Can't wait to see what these awesome guys in NYC do with it all // Annnnd a few things I'm keeping under wraps for now so... watch out! Sign up to my newsletter if you fancy keeping up. Party in your inbox from me 3 - 4 times a year's not that bad I guess...
18/04/13 Field Trip was great! Nerve-wracking but a brill experience and so good to meet all the other speakers. // Current projects: Designing a leggings collection for a Germany based brand -- more details soon! // Character designs for a food-related client. I think this is going to be super cool+fun! Can't wait to see it all done up + moving
23/02/13 Have an original piece in a group show on at WWA Gallery in Culver City, LA at the moment // I'm excited to be collaborating with industrial designer Chris Ruffe on a window display for the Platypus store in South Yarra in conjunction with Adidas Originals, coming this April - there will be black light and UV :) // Also in April I will be 'performing' at Jacky Winter's Field Trip conference. I have no idea what I will be talking about yet but I am nervous already...
26/01/13 Finished my GIF tutorial for Ape On The Moon's awesome blog! Hope it all makes sense... >> Another GIF piece coming up later in Feb for Neverbland's web project with Margot Bowman, 15Folds.com >> Looking forward to mastering the tracks I recorded with Seldom Party, aiming for an April - May release with a few videos too :)
14/12/12 Got an illo in Vice US coming out in the next issue >> Working on a poster for Revolver Upstairs' Poster Wall in Prahran >> Dirty Puppet animation project has ben lip-synched!! Excited! >> WWA Gallery group show pic= totally finished, yep. Looking forward to the show. More info soon as.
03/12/12 Just finished making a monster design for a collab with Laurence King and Magma books // Working on a painting for a group show at the WWA Gallery in LA // Still progressing with the animation project with Dirty Puppet
04/11/12 November's pretty global: Finishing up a set of pics for a Canadian mag // Working on a brief for a New Zealand-based client // Looking forward to meeting up with Anorak mag folk!
16/10/12 Things coming up: Group show at the WWA Gallery in Culver City US, February 2013 // Doing a little post on Ape On The Moon // Guest-posting on Lost At E Minor
17/09/12 Working on a little animated piece with Dirty Puppet here in Melbourne.
12/09/12 Working on an illo for The New York Times Sunday Review.