Posters

I’ve been busy making posters for the last couple of months and here’s a selection of some of them. You can see the full archive over at my poster site www.thecatscrown.com

 

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New Site.

I’ve overhauled my website, made it all shiny and new and to celebrate I’ve released a limited edition print

A 2 colour screenprint, 29.7 x 42 cm (A3) 220gsm card paper limited to 50 pieces, signed and numbered. printed by toofargone.com.au

Buy online here and in person at the Silent Army store 110 Franklin st Melbourne, (down the alley and out back of the Blender studios)

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Stone & Wood posters

Two new posters to post this week. both for the rad dudes at Stone & Wood Brewery Co in Byron Bay.


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TMC process

I had the pleasure of working on an exciting new project from Byron Bay based brewery, Stone and Wood. From their website: The Mash Collective is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together, share their personal obsessions and create a brew from a common ground, which is a love of beer.

I was invited to help design the project’s logo, website illustration and the label for the first brew off the rank. It was an unique opportunity to create an artwork in two completely different styles.

The project came in three parts

The logo:

We decided to keep it pretty simple as it was to be used in various ways,  from badges to notebooks and more importantly it was going to be on all further labels and will need to be able to be adapted into the various artists styles.

Next up was the the brand illustration for the website and for promoting the collective. The emphasis here was on the collective and the various types of people that would come together for each one. They were also keen not to have something too clean looking.

After throwing around ideas we decided to run with a cross section of a kind of communal Byron beach brew house, showing  people working in their various artistic endeavors while the brewer at the heart of the house created his new brew. Below shows the progression of the illustration from thumbnail to sketch to how it finally appeared on the website, as well as a 2 colour limited edition silkscreen to be handed out to further participants. This was a great opportunity to use my more cartoony style.

At the same time I started developing the label image. The guys sent through a bunch of ideas and concepts they liked but pretty much gave me free reign. The new beer was to be called Amasia based on the theory of a super continent forming to create a new world. The beer itself was a Rumweizen. The tasting notes that I was given were that it was to be a German dunkleweizen mashed t together with molasses,  finished off with a splash of rum and that it was going to be around 7%, serious stuff.  I thumbed out some ideas around the  new world , rum, sea captain idea.

They dug the one with the Captain/tentacles motif . I refined the sketch and then with a bit of back and forthing they chose the smoke style font which was great as it was the one as that I was leaning towards.

With that it was time to ink and colour. My colouring process is quiet organic , I rarely do any planning I just go for it tweaking it along the way. With that done it was sent off to the their designer to lay out all the important text stuff and sent off to the printer. I was really happy how this turned out, such a  smooth project from beginning to end, mainly due to the clients being so open to ideas which is a  true testament to their collaborative,community based ideals. As for the beer itself, I’m happy to say it is pretty damn tasty.

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Humans are the Weirdest mini

Fresh from the printers, A new kids mini comic containing the first three chapters (and a bit extra) of the Humans are the Weirdest series, written by Jen Breach and illustrated by myself.

Jen will be heading on a road trip with a bunch of other Aussie comic types in the form of the Caravan of Comics tour. The minis will exclusively be available at Mocca in New York, and Tcaf in Toronto.

Hopefully we will have  the full  Humans series widely availble sometime in the future. If you can’t get to the above festivals you can read the first three chapters online here.

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Another little animation I did for the loopdeLoop monthly challenge, this month’s theme was Rock.

click the image below to go to the LoopdeLoop site to view it.

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Picklet

A while ago I got to help illustrate  a new type of pop up type book for Iphones and Ipads.  The 3 Baddest Bandits of the Wild Wild West written by Ben Hutchings with a chapter each illustrated by Ben , Arran Mckenna and myself . It’s now available through itunes here.

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I got to do another bunch of work for Billabong recently, including the annual skate comp (for New Zealand and Melbourne) as well as one for a snow board competition in Japan. Check out the pic of the art on the kicker for the Japan event, epic!

(image via   https://www.facebook.com/BillabongJapan )

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A couple new posters to add to the site, an album launch for Caustic Casanova and an Ep launch for Mesa Cosa

The Mesa Cosa poster was printed as a 2 colour risograph print, you canvisit http://mesacosa.bandcamp.com/ to get the new vinyl  including the print.

Caustic Casanova’s new realise availble here: http://causticcasanova.com/merch/

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Guh! 5

Guh! book 5  has been released and available online here

The three panel issue.
Featuring the collected strips in print from guhcomics.com
44 pages, 3 colour gocco printed cover, black and white interior.

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