These are the most active of my current, ongoing projects...
Fantastic Travel Destinations
Inspired by the British Rail travel posters common in the UK from the 1930s - 1960s, I am creating a number of designs advertising the dubious pleasures offered by a range of destinations from unusual fiction. These posters have proved quite popular and have been used for book covers and for convention publicity.
Marine Ecosystem Tea Cards
As a kid growing up in the UK during the 1980s, I was exposed to tiny illustrations on bits of cardboard every time a new box of tea was opened. Brooke Bond, a major tea producer, used to package a small 'tea card' within each box, usually from a set of 50 cards on a theme, which could be collected and mounted in a cheap booklet. I LOVED this process and these tea cards. I have therefore decided to start my own project to replicate such a booklet and tea card set... based on 'Marine Ecosystems'.
A few years ago 'Second Run' released a DVD of this magnificient Czech film. Based on one of the more obscure Stanislaw Lem short stories, the movie follows the crew of the 'Ikarie XB 1' starship on the first voyage to another sun. Wonderfully designed, adult and funny, this movie has inspired many subsequent film makers... I presented this movie at several sci-fi conventions and with a collaborator (Keith Purser) produced some linocuts, illustrations and stencils based on the film... see these here: