I was commissioned by the lovely folks over at Creative Bloq to produce a wallpaper that ties-in with the release of Man of Steel. As a huge fan of Superman it was a pretty cool brief to get and I tried to create an appropriately iconic image of the character.
There are a bunch of versions of the wallpaper available so it will work on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.
Click here to visit the site and download them for free.
Here is the first screen-based poster for the 2013 Colchester Film Festival.
We’re taking a different approach to the promotional materials this time around by introducing imagery into the fold, as opposed to last year where everything was entirely typography and colour based.
The idea behind the halftone pattern is two fold. One aspect is that it represents how the festival is made up of many short films that come together to form a whole experience across the three days. It’s also meant as a way of encouraging people to step back and take in the whole picture, which relates to how short films are often overlooked in comparison to full-length features.
The halftone is also something of a play on the idea of patterns that we introduced last year with the ‘film strip’ motif that was applied to some of the posters and other printed material.
Typography and colour are both still playing a key role in the promotion of the festival of course, which hopefully comes across in this initial image.
There will be much more work to show for the Festival in due course. Stay tuned.
I’ve been doing a lot of branding work over the last month, both at Glyph and as a freelancer. None of them are quite signed off yet, so here is just a peek at three separate jobs I’ve been working on.
Stark Trek: Into Darkness comes out next week, and I’m so excited about it I did this dumb Star Trek Family Tree style doodle on my lunch break.
There are a number of designers, illustrators and artists who I’m always drawn back to whenever I’m stuck in a creative rut. Whether it’s because of a single piece of work, their general output or even their attitude towards design, I often browse portfolio websites or re-read interviews with and writing by them to give myself a shot of inspiration in times of need.
One such studio who continue to influence me on a near-daily basis are Toronto based Bruce Mau Design.
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More typographic experimentation.
Experiment with type for a branding job I’m doing. This was my attempt to visually represent the idea of new perspectives and the overlapping talents that the client offers. It doesn’t quite work though; the P looks too much like a B and the R is quite awkward. It was fun to play around with, though!
A character re-design of the Sudbury Rugby Club mascot Sudbury Sam, taken on and completed at Glyph.
Originally introduced in the 1980s, the character had fallen out of usage at the club and an entire generation of new youth players weren’t aware of him. Given free reign for rejuvenation, I decided to transform him from the dumpy, beer-swilling joke character to someone that younger players could actually aspire to.
Broad but lean, strong but friendly, and still cartoony and mis-proportioned enough to be fun, the final product took inspiration and features from the original but added a whole new aspect to him which was much appreciated by the club.
Portfolio site I designed and built for my dad, oil painter David Stone.
An extremely basic portfolio site offering a simple lightbox gallery for his various series of paintings.
View the site by clicking here.
Following on from my Marvel Universe Family Tree series I decided to continue the idea and expand it into other areas of pop culture. As a huge Star Wars fan, and with the news that a new series of films were to be made, it seemed like the only option.
The characters are limited purely to the film and canonical TV series’ (sorry Mara Jade fans - although I’m not ruling out the possibility of drawing up an expanded universe version at some point).
Click here to view the full thing on my portfolio site.