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Ignoring the fact that October is the month of my dad and sister’s birthdays, October is all about Hallowe’en… full stop!
Therefore, it seemed only right that my October stickers should be Hallowe’en themed.
Introducing my rogue’s gallery of notorious cinematic serial killers… presented as shitty 70s Panini football stickers.
Ghostface with authentic Hallowe’en cobweb
August’s sticker design is actually a graphic I created a couple of years ago to accompany an article in an internet magazine about “Happy Viruses”. As soon as I’d created it I just knew I wanted to use it for myself.
It’s a hazardous materials logo and smiley badge – all the ingredients you need for an eye-catching and thought provoking sticker.
Everyone loves stickers. Ok, I know I do.
Stickers are ace! I loved collecting them when I was a kid and I’ve not stopped collecting them ever since. I have numerous books about stickers and I’m always on the look out for new ones – stickers and sticker books. For some people, collecting stickers and photographing them can be an obsession. I know one particular guy who is documenting football fan stickers.
One thing that fascinates me is sticker bombing. A particular brand of street graffiti that anyone can get involved in. Homemade, hand drawn stickers, printed out on sticky labels and full colour, high gloss professionally printed vinyl stickers. They’re everywhere!!
So this year summer, I decided to set myself a new personal project – a brand new sticker to plaster everywhere, every month. Those that know me know that I’m a proper Apple Fanboy, so my first foray into sticker bombing was to produce a sticker that peeps can use to show their love for their Apple product – iPhone, iPad, Macbook. If you love it, tell everyone!!!
There has been a personal project I have been dying to get started on for a while now – creating stylised vector illustrations of all the sneakers the wife and I own (we have quite an impressive and colourful collection).
I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with these illustrations when they are finished. Create a large montage of the entire collection? Create individual montages defined by type, colour, brand or sub-brand? Will these images be printed out and possibly framed or will they remain digital? Style wise, will the illustrations be very accurate almost technical drawings or have a cartoonish look?
Too many questions. Who knows? All I know is it’s been on my ‘do-to’ list for quite a while and I decided to get started this week.
The first task was to photograph all the shoes in my collection so I have a reference image to work over in Adobe Illustrator.
To make my job easier when it comes to illustrating each individual shoe, I needed all the shoes photographed from the same angle and lit consistently. Ideally that meant photographing them all in on go.
What was interesting and something I hadn’t given any thought to beforehand was after viewing the images on the camera, I had the making of a pretty funky little slideshow.
Now the real fun begins… illustrating each individual shoe! No doubt I’ll be posting them on here as and when I complete them.
Brand spanking new studio with brand spanking new furniture. Just need to fill it with all my books and equipment.
Official moving in day has been postponed due to the freelance booking I have in Manchester running on longer than expected.
Smashed up BMW Z4 on the corner of Oldham Street and Hilton Street in Manchester (right outside Forbidden Planet). Judging by the damage I can only imagine it got hit by a bus.
No one appeared to injured though. In fact, the driver was nonchalantly chatting to the police while suppin’ on a coffee.
On the 29th July, I took ownership of my new office. Its small and compact, but there’s more than enough space to set up a couple of Macs and all the shelving I need for my books and equipment.
I’m freelancing in Manchester until the end of the month so I won’t officially be moving in until the beginning of September. Until then, that gives me plenty of time to get all my furniture assembled and my stuff moved over. Watch this space for progress photos.
Bring me the head of the Joker!