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Freelance illustrator/ graphic designer . Residing in Sheffield. Working at Arcade. My Portfolio www.getaloadageo.co.uk

Sunday, 30 May 2010

The New Hantu Collective Website

Finally been able to update the new look and format of the Hantu Collective website. I suppose we were happy with it being an online shop for a while, but I suddenly realised that people didn't really know us for the stuff outside of selling and designing our clothes. In Hantu Collective we've got more members all doing their own thing but still helping out the label itself so we've opted for a more blog feel to the site. It will feel a lot more personal and hopefully people who click it will dig the little write ups we post up there.


Friday, 28 May 2010

Kelham Riverside Mural

Here are some pics from my week long project that was at Kelham Riverside down at Kelham Island. An area once known for its industrial quarter and mostly known now for its award winning brewed ales! The area itself has been looking at regeneration with new flats and offices being built for young professionals and creatives to occupy the space.

Ledgard Jepson brought me on board again to design a mural and draw/ paint it onto a wall covering 48 square meters. Pretty big and it required a bit of scaffold climbing. Admittedly, I had to direct my style more towards a general look and feel to it but managed to keep some degree of my style within the piece. Either way it was a lot of fun, can't wait to see what the office actually looks like when it's finished.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Don't Panic Adidas Original Write Up

I'd been interviewed by Don't Panic Sheffield in relation to Adidas Originals and their campaign to find original creatives in cultural cities.

I always find it a bit weird reading about myself when its in print (or screen)

Counterfeit Write Up

Here a link to a nice write up from Sheffield online music blog, Counterfeit.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Send @ The Riverside

I'll be submitting a couple of prints to this exhibition here at the Riverside in Sheffield. The Launch is on Monday 31st May with a BBQ on the go. A little birdy told me there would also be cake and tea so fingers crossed it's a sunny day.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

An Old Favourite Piece

I've reworked a favourite piece of mine from last years Tramlines festival in Sheffield. The girl is referenced from one of my old friends from university, another illustrator Alex Godwin (www.alexgodwin.co.uk). It's a cool piece as this was a moment when I discovered a new palette of colours to work with, pastel colours. It was a fun July period having Alex come down and take part in some live drawing during Tramlines. I can't wait for this years, hopefully it'll be better than the last.

Spanky Van Dykes Poster

A new alternative bar has opened up in my old university haunt of Nottingham. Spanky Van Dykes is Nottinghams answer to Sheffield's Bungalows & Bears (due to them being owned by the same people)

My friend Jeremy and Vanessa are putting a Japanese music themed night on and asked me to design a poster for it. This is what I came up with. I've noticed I've been drawing a lot of girls and animals this year, seems I've found my comfort zone.

Teatopia At The Millenium Gallery

For all you people who love their cup of tea, there will be an exhibition at Sheffield's Millenium Gallery from July 2010 celebrating and marking our obsession with having cuppa. I was commissioned by the curators to design a tea towel design which will be displayed amongst others supplied by www.todryfor.com. I won't post up my final design but I can upload the ones which were not chosen just to give you a taster of what's in store. The final tea towel will be sold at the gallery in limited numbers.

Gaslight Club: Leeds

I've been involved with The Oporto Bar and Dead Young Record's Monday evening of live folk and acoustic music. Here's my first poster/ flyer design for the lovely chaps.

Hantu in Esquire magazine?

Fashion and lifestyle magazine, Esquire contacted me and my colleague Angga at Hantu Collective, wanting to feature one of our Bear T-shirt designs for their July issue. We quickly latched at the chance so hopefully you'll be seeing one of these printed out on a glossy page soon...

JDA Office Walls

It's been weeks since I'd completed the wall mural work at JDA but I've been so behind on updating the blog. JDA Marketing are based in the Shipley area of Leeds and can boast big clients such as Halifax in their portfolio. I was asked to come in and draw a mural on their main office and also dot some characters and illustrations in their recreational room. I had a lot of fun doing this, especially hiding illustrations on corners and above plug sockets etc.