This Autum I had the opportunity to work along side Vinnie Nylon on a mural project for Flagship housing.
Live draw cat fight against Bob Motown.
Live Draw & Collaboration between Brothers of the stripe & Pen pushers at this year London Illustration Festival.
A few months back Bothers of the stripe was asked to curate a live paint jam at The Swan along side a gaggle of local and very talented Dj's. we choose to go with an Alice in Wonderland theme to link to the 150 year Anniversary of Lewis Carrolls story.
First things first ,CCAD must awarded the best illustration festival host award for their sublime effort and care they put into creating the Hartlepool Festival of Illustration.
Kristian Jones and myself was asked to run a live draw workshop and invited to present a talk based on collaboration on behalf of Brothers of The stripe, who also displayed a a collection of wooden panels.
An illustration exhibition was one of the many highlights of the festival with work from Ralph Steadman, Chris Riddell, Drew Millward, Tom J Newell, Dan Mumford, Malarky and many more.
The personal highlights for Kristian and myself was getting to meet some very talented CCAD students, sharing knowledge and beers with peers and pulling off a human pyramid during our talk to illustrate how Collaboration works.
‘FOUR PLAY’ - a collaboration between Unlimited design studio and a curated collective of 40 fantastic illustrators, artists and designers.
All 40 participants have been given a FOUR letter word to illustrate in their own distinctive visual style using a fixed palette of FOUR spot colours. Unlimited design studio are then incorporating their word into each artwork, creating a unique typographic response for each and an exciting collaborative final piece.
As prints they can playfully work as both stand-alone individual artworks, interchangeable pairs or more elaborate stories. So much can be said with just one word and image, or arranged together can create interesting narratives, interpretations and juxtapositions.
Each of the 40 artworks will be available to purchase as a limited edition of 100. All 50 x 70cm in size, and using the four spot colours - overall an amazing collection of printed type and illustration work!
You can purchase the Ride print online here
Four Play will be showing first at BOXPARK in Shoreditch, London, from 21st to 26th April, so hope to see you then!
You can also follow the show's progress on Instagram @UNLIMITED_FOURPLAY
Pin-O-Rama is an exhibition celebrating the recent surge in artist-designed Lapel Pins.
The show will feature around 200 new enamel pins by a variety of artists and business from around the world.
Confirmed exhibitors: Enamel Chin // Goodhood // Gasius // Lazy Oaf // Valley Cruise Press // Rob Flowers // Explorer’s Press // No Fun Press // Many more!
DIY CULTURES 2015 is an annual day-long festival of zines, artist books, comics, artists-run spaces, talks, films, animation, exhibitions - NEXT at London Rich Mix : 24May 2015. I'll be one of the many exhibitors pedalling their goods for the chance of fame, fortune and fresh vegan eats.
Store holders Include: OOMK Zine, Other Asias, Decoloniality London, Diaspora Drama Zine, Variant Space, Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, Numbi- Scarf Mag, Anomalie, Avery Hill Publishing, Bearguts, Beatriz Sanches, Becky Kidner, Ben Rider, Black & Blue, Black Lodge Press, Cool Schmool Zines, Dirty Rotten Comics, Editions of You, Edén Barrena, Gareth Brookes, Gemma, Molly and Reiss, Hanecdote, Hannah Prebble, Hayley Fiddler, Interaction Design students, Juicy Records, Julie R Kane, Kate Rolison, Kingston Uni Illustrators, Kirsty Fife, Lindsay Draws, Mar Rubio, Marco Brunello, Mark Pawson, The Photocopy Club and Doomed Gallery, Thunderbolt Comics UK, Mike Medaglia, Minesweeper Collective, One Beat Zines, Parallel Magazine, Black Eye Press, Philippe Fenner, Querstret, Rudy Loewe, Ryan Humphrey, Saskia Rankin, Sender Brocken, Shed Press Publications, Sky Nash, Sophie Slater/ Birdsong, Stinky Bear Press, Teresa Ferreiro, The Chapess, The Lime Collective, TINY PENCIL, Uddin & Elsey, Valley Cruise Press, Vampire Sushi Distro, Wobbly Rock, Working Women, Isabel Greenberg, Dimitri Pieri, SE15, Paper and Ink, Kirstie Melissa, Kirsty Fife, Keara Stewart, Kellie Huskisson, Joel Millerchip, Ewan Aparicio, Dead Trees and Dye, Caroline Cesareo.
Communal Zine Shop: DUPE, Panda Gordo, International Monster Unit, Kirsten Tambling, Marcelina Amelia, Takako Kuwahara, Blop ShopFrances Carbines, Gums and Tongue Zine, Mariya Ustymenko, Sophie Leigh, Upstream and Me, Fang-Jui Chang, Silvia Carrus, Sloveig, Sarah Murphy, Paradezines, Peony Gent, Phillip Hunt, House of Astbury, Robert Daniels, Mark Beechill, Doomtube,Elizabeth Salazar,Evangelos Androutsopoulos, Francesca-Ricci (20x20), Helen Vine, Ioan Morris,Jacq Applebee, Jonah Haffner, Alexandra Cook, Carolyn Storey, Chia-Ying Lin, Chung Yan Chan.
I had the pleasure of working with Jameson Whisky to create 28 spot illustrations to be live drawn on to a press wall during the Empire Film Awards. The brief was to create 1 image based on each of the 28 nominated films with only one rule to consider, I couldn't draw any characters from the films.
During the night we got nominees and winners to sign the film image they starred in, so the press wall can be cut up, framed and won on a social networking campaign for Jameson.
Atlantis is a book project where image makers are paired up with writers to create a narrative. The project was led by Puck Collectives print master Mat Pringle .
I was teamed up with Dr. Fabienne Collignon who wrote a beautiful piece which helped me to create the illustration below.
I've spent the past two days at The House Of Parliament with 9 artist from around the uk, to launch "The Beginnings of that Freedome" a banner exhibition to commemorate significant historic anniversaries in 2015.
In 2015 the Houses of Parliament will be commemorating two important anniversaries: 750 years since the Simon de Montfort parliament (20 January 1265) and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta (15 June 1215). Launching on Tuesday 20 January 2015 – exactly 750 years since Simon de Montfort summoned his Hilary Parliament to meet in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey in 1265 – ‘The Beginnings of that Freedome’ exhibition commemorates 800 years of constitutional history.
Featuring 18 large-scale banners the exhibition shows how the United Kingdom, over eight hundred years, has built a powerful system of civil rights and representative government. Created by nine artists, each banner provides a dynamic visual representation of the milestone moments and movements which ‘made a difference’ in the journey to the rights and representation that we enjoy today.
Tuesday 20 January – November 2015
Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London
www.parliament.uk/2015-banners-exhibition | #Parliament2015
you can find Images and both backstories to my two banners here
2014 was a great year for my illustration work. I got to work with a lot of fantastic people, but due to my busyness my website and blog wasn't kept as up to date as I would of like'd it to be. So to start the new year I've made a new site, started a new blog and have thrown my self into a new project for 2015 called Tears for Murphy.
All the information can be found here