A rebrand job for a creative florist. The style is totally different to my usual style but I found it an interesting challenge. I worked with a local Calligrapher Helen Cox on creating the word mark to give the feel of a handmade logo to reflect what Shrinking Violet do with their floristry.
Various designs for various websites.
I am chuffed to bits as I have had work accepted for 2016's Secret 7's. Two sleeves will be part of the show. So in my first year (2015) I had one sleeve, in my second year 2016 I had 2 sleeves accepted. I'm starting to panic that I won't keep that up for my third year!
Other artists & Designers in this years show are Anish Kapoor, Jon Bargeman, Paul Smith & Stanley Donwood.
The Show runs from April 8th with the sale day on May 2nd. www.secret-7.com
I tasked myself this year with entering a sleeve for each track. As I can't show my designs til after sale day, here are a few that didn't make the cut.
Ch Ch Changes 2016
In 2014 my work was selected to take part in the Blisters Exhibition. The show’s theme was The Sound Sessions where each artist produced a piece inspired by a performer, song or gig. I chose David Bowie as my inspiration after visiting the incredible ‘David Bowie is…’ exhibition at the V&A. Bowie has so many iconic looks locked into our collective subconscious; my problem was choosing which one to go with. I decided to show them all with a montage of every look across the years, like a timeline. As Bowie was constantly changing, I thought this was a good way to visualise his evolution.
The print sold out shortly after going online and I thought that was that.
Then, on January 10th 2016, I awoke to the shocking news that David Bowie had died of cancer and that his final album release Blackstar and the video for the single Lazarus was his goodbye to the fans.
I was stunned. The world seemed stunned too and there was an outpouring of sadness and love like I had never witnessed. This horrible disease had stolen someone that still had so much to give. As an icon he had touched us all, with his music being a soundtrack to all our lives.
So I contacted Printclub wanting to do something, anything, and I sounded out an idea of re-releasing the print as a variant edition with a new layer added to the montage using the final image Bowie had left us with. The wonderful people at Printclub liked the idea and offered to supply the paper, the ink, their valuable time and experience and their online shop to sell the print from with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.
The print will be £100 in an edition of 69; a print for every year of his life. It is available at www.printclublondon.com from 11am Friday 22nd January.
Many thanks to Kate, Fred, Amber and everyone at Printclub London; without them this would never have happened.
The print sold out on the day of release and raised £6900 for Cancer Research UK
A project to create a distinct look for a promotional campaign for Great Britain to be used in key cities around the world.
After the success of the London Olympics I felt a new fresh approach was needed. Using the strapline Happy & Glorious the bold imagery represents scenes from different aspects of British life to create a wallpaper across the city on billboards, sides of taxi's and advertising.
The range of images are in categories of why someone may visit the UK. One image shows a crown against a blue sky, another shows a zebra crossing, a Damien Hirst painting, the white cliffs of Dover, Selfridges in Birmingham and a line up of bearskin hats.
The idea is to not give too much away but use the graphic images as a teaser to get the viewer to discover what the image represents on a visit Britain website.
The concept is a work in progress
I entered a few designs for 2015's Secret 7's Exhibition. My first year of entering and I got in. It's always been a dream to design an album sleeve. Here are some designs for the Rolling Stones Dead Flowers single that didn't make the cut.
The accepted selection can be seen at Somerset House from Friday 10th April 2015.
A range of London souviners that had a nod to heritage but with a contemporary feel.
The range is still a work in progress.
I was asked to create an identity for a medium that didn't rely on usual stereotypical imagery.
The brand mark uses Daniels initials to create the relationship between himself and the spirit world with the 'P' of Pitt being transparent and faint becoming the spirit he is in communication with and sitting over the shoulder of the 'D' which symbolises Daniel.
I had the idea for an exhibition taking the Carry On films as inspiration. Instead of creating a poster for each film, the idea was to create a poster advertising something in the film, either a product, a service or a location. Each poster contains hidden references to each film along with a pair of hidden boobs to illustrate the Carry On smutty humour.
Ive currently finished about half the films and plan to hold the exhibition sometime in the future
I entered another Olympic related competition. Run by Conqurer papers, my concept was a typography race with Helvetica winning gold.
A design for a new conference company with the intriguing name Liquid Frog. This wasn't the chosen design but it was something I was quite proud of.
A competition run on the Creative Allies website to design a T-shirt for the 125th Anniversary of the US Polo Association.
I used an image of 125 polo balls making up the US flag.
I was asked by St Pauls Cathedral to create a graphic for a range aimed at children for their shop.
The graphics have a religious theme but are also quite funky and it was used on Lollipops, mugs, key rings and badges.