Tuesday, December 23, 2008

4Talent - Eilidh's Daily Ukuele Ceildh

Sadly I have just heard that 4Talent (Channel 4's creative industries wing) has ceased to exist - another victim to the credit crunch. They were a good bunch of people there and will no doubt will be heading off to do more of their interesting stuff else where.

I guess that means I can safely put the above short film I made online. It was made for 4T earlier this year but never quite managed to get uploaded - and now I guess never will so here it is celebrating Eilidh's Daily Ukuele Ceildh in all her wonder.

Merry Christmas to all.



Friday, December 19, 2008

Couple of sketch idea options I mocked up for SPID theatre for their upcoming play in London

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

New exhibition

I popped through to Edinburgh at the weekend to drop off some paintings for this show. Looks like it will be good fun. Its taking place in a very nice town house in Edinburgh two doors down from the American Consulate and its rather posh.

Its also for a really good cause so please try and pop along and see if anything takes your fancy.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We are havign a grand time in japan - everything is so nicely designed we keep wanting to buy things we see. Off to the sumo wrestling tomorrow - not really sure of the rules but it looks exciting.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Top Christmas Pressie

A celebration of recent postcard design, thisunique book showcases over 800 miniature worksof art, specially created for a postcard-sizedcanvas: a must-have for avid collectors as well asanyone with a passion for graphic design.Features over 100 artists, illustrators, photographers,designers and collectives from around the world,with new talents sitting alongside established artists.Separate sections are devoted to one-off designs,limited-edition sets and books, unusual and hightechpostcards and interactive projects.Includes a huge range of handmade artworks,cutting-edge illustrations, commercial promocards, and even edible and musical postcards.
And I'm one of the artists. My copy arrived yesterday and its super cool and would make an excellant gift for your loved ones this Christmas.
I'm off to Japan - see you in a few weeks. (Availible from all good book shops and the wonderful world of Amazon

Friday, September 12, 2008


Few extracts from my book the Lighthouse - first in a series of four books about the lonely life of a little lighthouse keeper and the real reason he stays on his island (£4.50 exc p+p). The second part is almost complete and will be on sale soon too.

Super T-shirt

Just remembered about the film Sammy's Super T-shirt from the late 70's. About a wee boy who's t-shirt accidently becomes part of a science experiment and ends up giving the boy super speed and strength. I'm totally making myself my own T-shirt with the above image.

Sammy's Super T-shirt

Monday, September 01, 2008

La gay Paree

Just got back from an enjoyable office trip to gay paree. Was very nice, I'd never been to Paris or France before for a whole host of reasons. We had a great time, despite missing out fallen comrades. Was good to finally see all the famous sites and sounds.

poppydo centre arty stuff

le tower

Park near le tower - how come paris has so much space

the seine

the louvre

musee d'orsay

very fancy dining room in the musee d'orsay

wee mini houses built around the world - exhibit of Edouard Sautai at the Pompidou Centre

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

stop me and buy one

New just off the blocks - anyone want one? Going cheap.

My own take on the classic "Keep calm and carry on" posters from the second world war.


I like rain

Sunday, August 24, 2008

To catch a thief

When did Lloyd Grossman become the big food expert? One minute he's a house burglar raking through peoples stuff the next he's got jars of his own sauce on all the supermarket shelves.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Poster for new show above - and more info on Spids current show below.

An apocalyptic morality tale is unfolding all around …
Press night – Friday 15th AugustFar at the edge of time, a boy and a girl have outlived the end of the world. But a stranger in the undergrowth seems hell-bent on tempting them to self-destruction. When only the ruthless survive, can anyone afford to be good?
Site specific location:

Little Wormwood Scrubs, Dalgarno Gardens, London W10 6AD
Dates: Fri Aug 8th to Sun 31st August (no shows Mon to Wed)
Time: 8pm (show lasts 70 mins)
Ticket prices: FREE
Riverside Studios box office: 020 8237 1111Directions: Take bus 70 or 316 from Ladbroke Grove tube; get off near North Pole Road then turn right off Dalgarno
Gardens and head diagonally across the park
Background:Step into the midst of this grisly future as the story plays out around a council estate park for which the show has been especially created. It follows S.P.I.D.'s four month program of events including resident lead walks, promenade puppetry and installation work – all developed with local people as a way of bringing the neglected community space back into use. The Garden is a professional collaboration with Riverside Studios, commissioned by Kensington and Chelsea Arts Service as part of the In Transit Festival and the Arts Council Taking Part Place Project.
Further information and photos available from:
The Social Enterprise PR Tel: 020 7617 7063 / 07851 729 078Email:
"A rare and original theatrical treat," Time Out **** on S.P.I.D.'s critic's choice, Open House"A fantastical love story, beautifully written and directed," Edinburgh Evening News **** on S.P.I.D.'s Bluebeard's Wives

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Lord of the dance

No, the lord of the dance is not Jesus or indeed Michael Flaterly - the king of the dance is 31 year old Matt Harding a "31-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames."

Its a very strange film - its just of a slightly strange bloke dancing in different places around the world but for some reason it leaves you with a big smile.
Why do we humans enjoy, eccentric adventures like this. How does something so seemlingly pointless have such a profound effect on so many people around the world that they are sending Matt emails saying the video made them smile and cry.

Who knows but it is a video that shows, it is a small world after all.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sunny days sweeping the clouds away

We had a fun day out to Millport on Sunday which brought back many memories of my childhood when we would go there every year. Lots of things still the same, including crocodile and lion rocks and the wonder that is Mapes toy shop.

It was totally roasting so we went for a play in the sea and then had a chippy on the way home.

Hope its sunny again like that next weekend for more adventures.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Slap

The other commission for Spid - a poster, flyer and trailer for her interesting little mystery noir Happyslap.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Garden

Just finished this poster for the lovely Helena Thompson, who goes by the name of Spid. She's a busy bee who production company has worked on a host of interesting projects over the last wee while. I design a DVD cover and poster for her film Happyslap which I'll try and remember to post in the future and completed the above for a performance that she has been working on about a post-apocolyptic future where the peace of two survivours is shattered by the arrival of a stranger. All sounds very errie and will be on from the end of July in London town.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Good book

Just heard word about the launch of the website about the postcard book that I am going to be in, when it is published in September. I've had a wee look and it seems I am in good company with David Shriggley and Tom Gauld for company.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Been out of things for wee while due to work commitment and jury duty. Jury duty was very interesting but not the most pleasent experience of my life so far.

More photos of the GIBF are online now

Monday, April 28, 2008

Where are they now?

A wee image I've been working on and hope to produce as a limited series of prints very soon.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Stop me and buy one

I had an intersting time over the last two days at the Glasgow International Artist Bookfair, the first such event to take place in Glasgow. As mentioned before we didn't have a table and above is the trolley we created to sell our wares. It was really god fun pushing the trolley around the place, it did mean I had to be on my feet for two whole days but it did allow me to move to wherever I fancie and meant I could walk over and chat to the other stall hodlers and check out their stuff. The stuff in question was a huge variety of artist books ranging from short one line cards, to artist-zines, book sculptures and massive leather bound prints.

Above the four himp books on sale

himp lolly-pop business cards

himp in card
Himp Flag

*Mucho gracious to Ann and Gav for their assistance in getting the trolley ready for the show.
Himp flag
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