Friday, 13 July 2012

Diary Extras

Tomorrow I'm off on holiday, travelling with friends in Scotland for a week. I'm well aware that I could hardly have picked a less summery place to escape to, especially in this turgid excuse for a July - but still I'm really looking forward to it. Bear in mind it's the first full week I've had away from the studio since Xmas 2009, and my first non-Xmas week away since October 2007...

Meanwhile - here are some recent (non-website) extras from my diary project.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Website Updates

For the first time in ages I’ve had the chance to update the main gallery section of my website with some recent commercial work. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out my diary sketches – which I’ve been doing monthly, without fail, for eight years now...

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Become the One You Love

I’m proud to finally announce the release, this week, of ‘Become the One You Love’ -  the debut album by Artmagic, which is available as a deluxe digi-pack featuring my design and illustration. The album can now be purchased from their website here.

Artmagic is a collaborative project between guitarist Richard Oakes and singer Sean McGhee. Richard is the guitarist in Suede, while Sean is a prolific songwriter, engineer and producer who has worked with the likes of Britney Spears, Robyn and Sugababes.
The album has a launch event next Monday (July 9th) at St Pancras Old Church, including a full band performance and support from the brilliant Andrew Montgomery  – details here.

Richard and I were at school together – and considering that we’ve been friends since we were both squeaky voiced thirteen year olds, it’s been a real delight to finally work together professionally on a grown up project (here’s an old blog-post about our previous, decidedly more youthful collaboration...).

I have contributed a total of twelve images to the digipack and accompanying twenty page lyrics book, including individual portraits of Sean and Richard. Current single ‘Forever in Negative’ and debut EP ‘I Keep on Walking’ are both still available from their online shop – with a further single slated for release later in the year.