Journal

Ghanaian Handpainted Movie Posters

May 20, 2021

I became aware of the existence of these amazing handpainted Ghanaian movie posters, after seeing them collected in a fanzine in Gosh Comics, Soho. The backstory goes that with the emergence of VHS in Ghana in the late eighties, entrepreneurs would purchase a copy of a Hollywood action movie or the latest Bollywood release or…

Retro Comic Art Digital Collages

April 28, 2021

I’ve been having great fun, working on a personal project, experimenting making some digital collages using retro comic book art from the Comic Book + archive, a huge online repository of Golden and Silver Age comic books. You can check it out for yourself here: https://comicbookplus.com

Primal

May 28, 2020

I’ve been working my way through the ultra-violent animated TV series, Primal on All4 at the moment. Created and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, who was responsible for the brilliant Samurai Jack, the series follows the unlikely friendship between a caveman, Spear, and a female Tyrannosaurus, Fang, after both suffer tragedies. Until the last episode it…

Sergio Pablos’ directorial debut, Klaus

December 20, 2019

Just watched the beautifully animated Santa origin story, Klaus, on Netflix, It’s a traditionally-animated feature with computer enhanced lighting and texture. Every single shot is an absolute feast for the eyes and is jaw-droppingly beautiful – definitely worth checking out.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Fake Movie Posters

August 20, 2019

I absolutely loved Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but the thing I enjoyed most were the fake movie posters for the films Rick Dalton had made throughout his career and during his time in Italy. The posters by various artists including the great Renato Casaro (responsible for hundreds of classic movie posters including Conan…

The Post-It Monsters of John Kenn Mortensen

October 13, 2018

I recently accidentally stumbled upon (and fell in love with) the Post-It Monsters of John Kenn Mortensen. John is a Danish artist who lives and works in Copenhagen. During the day he writes and directs television shows for kids. At night he unwinds by drawing, on Post-It notes, amazing (and extremely unsettling) scenes of monsters…

Stabilio’s ‘Highlight the Remarkable’ Campaign

July 6, 2018

The creative community on social media has been highlighting the brilliance of Stabilio’s ‘Highlight the Remarkable’ advertising campaign for their Stabilio Boss Highlighter. The campaign turns the spotlight on ‘invisible’ women who have changed the course of history, including Edith Wilson, a former US First Lady who took over her husband’s presidential duties after he…

World Book Day 2018

March 15, 2018

My son Lex went to school dressed as Frodo Baggins for World Book Day 2018. His teacher asked him to look miserable, took his photo and photoshopped him into a Mount Doom background – genius!

“V” HS Project – Philip Ob Rey

March 13, 2018

For his “V” HS Project, Iceland based French multimedia artist Philip Ob Rey creates ghostly figures, made entirely of recycled VHS tapes and photographs them in the frozen landscapes of Iceland. See more of his work here: http://www.humantropy.com

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