Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Submit to voting. (if you like)

I have a T-shirt design up for scoring over at Threadless.com . It is a lovely piece of work I have been selling in my online shop entitled 'Love will Tear us apart. Actually, Sharks will.' If you like it and are (a) a member of the Threadless community or (b) interested in signing up to be a member of the aforementioned Threadless community, then please give it a vote. I have no idea how these things work, but I've had a fair few votes so far, and hopefully they are good enough but if not then it's always worth a go. I think there is about 1 day left on this. I was always pretty pleased with this picture and thought someone might appreciate it emblazoned on their chest. Threadless also print on other things as well so you never know...

Thanks to everyone who has voted for it so far!


Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Dead Anyways - Direct Me Home EP

Our new EP, Direct Me Home comes out May 17th. I made this front cover for the cd which is a kind of dismembered pained hand, with the added addition of some screws which makes for a pretty broken feeling.

Here's the finished product complete with moody/mugshots:

Links below for our Facebook page and streaming of the lead song.

We play The Camden Barfly this Saturday supporting Send More Paramedics and have a Record release night at The Birds Nest in Deptford on 17th May:

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Pictoplasma Selfie

This little guy is going to be exhibited at this years Pictoplasma conference in Berlin from the 30 April - 4 May celebrating 10 years of contemporary character design.  http://pictoplasma.com/. If anyone's going please look out for him as he is lost with only an outdated camera for company. Also if you have a camera, I would love to see him in the exhibition among the other exhibits!

Here's the Selfie page:


After Berlin he (I'm calling him Thorrnee) will be heading to Mexico to be shown in  the Museum for Contemporary Art MARCO in Monterrey from September 2014 to January 2015. 

Monday, 15 July 2013

Willowen Print

New Willowen single and print by me...

Available from Saint November, My Life's Mine is the new single from folk three piece Willowen, the follow up to 2012's Monster EP and the first track to be released from their forthcoming debut album. 

Find out more about the band here: Wiilowen Facebook

It was a nice opportunity to draw a bear and make a fun composition, I think the London Underground could really benefit from this approach... 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Awesome Merchandise Caption competition, and a word from Dave Mckean

I won!

So, with this in mind and looking at all the great stuff Awesome Merchandise create I am going to be bringing out some tote bags soon, with images related to 'Parliament' and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart....'

They also print on a wealth of different materials, so look out for greeting cards and badges real soon!

Will be getting constructing and printing soon, so keep your eyes peeled....

Also on the horizon are more postcards but completely removed from the prints that have been available so far. I am aiming to create a box of 10 -12 postcards around this idea...here's a taster...

This particular image is recommended by Dave Mckean. A while ago now, I posted this image on the wall of his film Luna as part of a photo- image competition and he had these kind words to say about it:

Martin Lye – A fascinating digital composite. Symmetry always creates compelling patterns, and we look for structure and meaning in the same way we look for recognition in the features of a face. Love the
strange plant-like element in the centre.


And..just because I find it exciting, check out Frank Turner's photo album here for more fatal raft peril...


Thursday, 20 June 2013

Wolves, postcards and other nonsense.

New from me is a lovely print of a man in a wolf's mask up a tree. He has got rid of his shoes in a 'Big Fish' Stylee and is thinking about how nice it would be to stay in the woods forever. Seriously.


Here's the print:

It is now available in the shop and will be dispatched to you within one week of order, unless you live in a different country, then it might be a little bit longer. All my products are handled and packaged with love. Below you can see an example of the power of my stamp(thanks English stamp company, http://www.englishstamp.com/) and you too, Euro Office.com. May your office stationary and packaging continue to deliver excellent service and discounts...

Also in the works are a few different pictures, most I hope will make it as prints including some more book cover re-imaginings. One of which is 'I am Legend.' I've been fiddling around with it a bit this week and should be up on Facebook/website soon. Here's a WIP of it as a taster...

I have a bit of an inward battle with myself every time I make something whether it will sell or not, but I am starting to realise that everything I make could appeal to someone so you might be bombarded with more and more over the next while.

In even more exciting news, I am now selling Postcards! At the moment, there are 4 designs; small versions of my first 4 prints, and can be yours for £1.50 each. Soon I will have a mini box set ready which will contain 12 designs related to the love/forest theme which I was going to entitle 'I love Wood' but after some hard thinking I decided against it. In any event, that's a while off yet, though in the meantime there will be more prints related to the theme.

Here are the cards, available from Monday!!!

Love Kills.
Love Will Tear Us Apart. Actually, Sharks Will.
Amongst The Trees.

Also, NEWS JUST IN, 'Love Will Tear Us Apart. Actually, Sharks Will.' has been featured on the Etsy uk Facebook page!!!!



Wednesday, 15 May 2013

New Products from old favourites

Over the next week I will be creating prints for two book covers I made over the last year:

Moby Dick( the book I will never finish) and The Catcher in the Rye.

Also, coming in the next two weeks are two prints more in tune with the rest of my shop, and I plan to put out  some postcards/greetings cards as well for June.