Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Custom poster for

I recently produced a pair of posters for in the US. One was a custom version of my Visit Alexandra Palace screenprint, (as you may know, Alexandra Palace was the site of the world's first regular public "high-definition" television service, operated by the BBC) and the second was this one above, showing the San Mateo History Museum in Redwood City, California where Net2tv's Portico Studios are based and from where they have recently launched a new, cloud-based television service.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Headphones - illustration from the sketchbook

Another recent uncommissioned illustration I thought I'd put up here for now rather than let it languish in sketchbook obscurity. Again, it may one day see the light of day as a screenprint.

Bad breath - illustration from the sketchbook

Quick sketch from the Beyond Thrilled sketchbook. Had plans to screenprint this one up a while back, but it's been gathering dust for a while now, so I thought I'd just blogpost it here instead.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Firewood Poem screenprint

New year, new print! This two colour screenprint illustrates the traditional Firewood poem, written by Mr. Anonymous, and comes in two gorgeous colourways. Perfect for that little bit of wall next to the fireplace! If you'd like to buy one, it will be in my online shops very shortly.
Beechwood fires are bright and clear, if the logs are kept a year
Chestnut's only good they say if for long it's laid away
Make a fire of Elder tree, Death within your house shall be
But Ash new or Ash old, is fit for Queen with crown of gold

Birch and Fir logs burn too fast, blaze bright up and do not last
It is by the Irish said Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread
Elmwood burns like churchyard mould, e'en the very flames are cold
But Ash green or Ash brown is fit for Queen with golden crown

Poplar gives a bitter smoke, fills your eyes and makes you choke
Applewood will scent your room, Pearwood smells like flowers in bloom
Oaken logs if dry and cold, keep away the winter's cold
But Ash wet or Ash dry a King shall warm his slippers by.