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

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Rolo Tomassi Hantu Collective Jumper

I've designed a new jumper print for the band Rolo Tomassi as some limited edition merchandise for the Hantu Collective. The brief was pretty simple, I was told that they like owls, so putting this together was easy to draw. I'm a big fan of the concentric circles because the owl here.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Wu-Tang vs. Jimi Hendrix Competition

On very short notice I entered a competition hosted by none other than The Wu-Tang Clan to design the new album cover for a mix done by Tom Caruana who's done a series of awesome hip hop mashups and mixes, most notably my personal favourite, Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles . The design brief is for the upcoming Wu-Tang vs. Jimi Hendrix. Instantly I knew I'd have to approach this project with my own take and style, and with a little help from some friends they directed me into using the iconic portrait of Jimi Hendrix . I also thought Purple Haze would have to play a part within the design too.

Eventually I managed to add more emphasis to the psychadelic patterns and purple smoke aswell as refine the faces of the original 9 member of the Wu. I thought putting RZA in the centre was a master stroke, as he is the main member of the clan. The font is one that Jimi Hendrix is known to have used on his previous albums and gig posters.

BUT sadly as of 24th May I found out that the design didn't make the cut, but if you're nosey enough you can see the design that did win the competition if you click here. Hopefully more opportunities like this will crop up in the future. Fingers crossed.

Sarah Mac Album Artwork

I'm still finding it hard to find a spare moment just so I can update my blog and keep things up to scratch. The past month I've been mainly working with local musicians in and around Sheffield. In particular, I've been a fan of Sarah Mac's blend of genre stroke pop song writing and instrumentals, she's even cooler and down to earth when you meet her in person so her music more or less fits well with her being.

I was asked by Liam at Mixed in Sheffield who's been mixing the album for Sarah, to produce some artwork for her new EP titled, Everyone Knows. Jumped at the chance, I instantly had an idea in my head, some might say slightly predictable and admitted the design concept was predictable on my part but I thought in context to what I know of Sarah Mac, it suits well.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

GZA and My T-shirt

So heres photo evidence of GZA wearing the t-shirt I designed for him! (earler post, below) I'll admit I'm still feeling pretty smug about that but hopefully I'll be able to design t-shirts for the other remaining members of the Wu-Tang Clan in the coming years.

But for now you can read a more detailed post about the GZA t-shirt project on the Hantu Collective website.