Thursday, 28 October 2010


Here are a bunch of proposed logo designs for Rewire. A history of media art, science and technology conference being held by Fact in Liverpool in September 2011. The second year is currently working in collaboration with Fact and have firstly been working on the identity for the event. Unfortunately my logo was not selected, but hey, their loss I guess......

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


As part of an ongoing collaboration for Nottingham Trent's Knitting Society.....

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


'Italian artist, CT, serves up a fresh twist on “modern” graffiti. It’s interesting to note that CT is from Torino, a town with a rich history in lettering. Societa Nebiolo, a type foundry known for its influential typefaces by their star designer, Aldo Novarese, was located here for many years.'



Nice aren't they?

Monday, 18 October 2010


(pretty snazzy website)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Playing the Kazimier in Liverpool on the 23rd.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting the extremely talented screen printing gig poster maker Jason Munn.
The Richard Goodall Gallery, based in Manchester's northern quarter are currently holding an exhibition of some of his best work and he was there in person on Saturday for a book and poster signing session. The California based artist recently had his first book published entitled 'The Small Stakes: Music Posters' which contains over 150 of his works, and I got myself a copy....

The exhibition at Richard Goodall Gallery runs until 28th October.

Sunday, 10 October 2010


Scott Campbell is a graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker, and musician working and living in New Orleans, LA. After spending his early 20's learning various printmaking techniques at Louisiana State University and Penland School of Crafts, he devoted his time to teaching himself screen printing, recording and playing music all over the country, and working on print projects within the music & entertainment industry.
In 2009, Scott helped establish the Chattanooga, TN design and printing collective, Young Monster. He is passionate about print design, typography, screen printing, and analog synthesizers and drum machines. Scott's design work has been on display at the Museum of Design Atlanta (Graphic Noise 2005) and is featured in the new design book Dirty Fingernails by John Foster / Rockport Press (New Masters of Poster Design).

Saturday, 9 October 2010


How have I only just discovered this band NOW ??????

Thursday, 7 October 2010


I could quite easily look through Marigomen's photos for hours I like them so much...


Yes another music video....

Lucky 1 from Abby Portner on Vimeo.

Avey Tare from Animal Collective releases his solo album this month.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Star Slinger - May I Walk With You? Music Video from Star Slinger on Vimeo.

'Star Slinger is one-man beat machine Darren Williams. The 24-year-old Manchester resident and art-house theater ticket-taker studied music technology at Leeds Metropolitan University and tried different styles of music-- emo, techno-- before starting his Star Slinger project in April. Since then, he's released a bounty of original beats as well as unofficial remixes for artists including Deerhunter and Small Black. All of his music is available for free at his site.

Williams' style combines the hyper soul sampling of Kanye West or Dipset producers Heatmakerz with a bubbling psychedelia reminiscent of J Dilla's spacier moments. In his hands, Deerhunter's 1960s-style lullaby "Helicopter" turns into the type of sliced-up head-nodder that Prefuse 73 used to offer.

Williams is increasingly in demand, and will soon release a collaborative EP with ambient-electro act Teams on Mexican Summer, a 7" on Double Denim, a new project with Canadian rapper Emay and San Francisco dream pop artist Blackbird Blackbird, along with another LP of beats.'

(Knicked off of Pichfork)


Love it or hate it this song makes me believe it's still summer out there, despite the Liverpool cloud. Love the high energy frenetic feel of the video filmed by So Me.

Duck Sauce "Barbra Streisand" from Mr Goldbar on Vimeo.

Monday, 4 October 2010


In the last few months I've been going through a weird phase of adoring anything cute and furry (I know it worries me too). Kittens seems to be the big obsession mainly, just above adorable pugs (triggered by that 'dog in a wig' orange advert).
Not long ago I used to love nothing more than to chase any cat I caught shitting in our garden around the house so I could kick the buggery out of it, but now my attitude has somewhat changed. I've watched my fair share of cat videos on youtube ('surprised kitty' being the personal favourite) and now I just want to squeeze them to death because they're so cute.
I'm not the only one though it seems. I've seen a lot of artwork circulating for a while now that focuses on our feline friends, especially in the music industry. New albums by Best Coast, Wavves and The Klaxons all have cats on their covers, and theirs plenty of designers using them as their subjects for art work, perhaps because it's seen as 'cool' and it's the 'in' thing right now. I reckon Beth from Best Coast is to blame. I'm in a catch 22 because i'm bored of it all now but I bloody love pussies!

get your cute cat fix here......

above image by this 'ere artiste....


A wonderful set of beautiful, weird and eerie photos from Juliane Eirich's 'Korea Diary'.


Mine came in the post over the weekend and it's a dead good read. It's full of beautiful work and interviews with arty types, laid out perfectly in a simple but sexy format. Best of all, it has no advertisements in it! It really is a breath of fresh air in the magazine publishing industry.

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