HA! This is great … Throne up ! The Royal Wedding Sick back (will be very useful on april 29th 2011) is an essential Royal Wedding accessory created by Lydia Leith – a graphic designer from Edinburgh. The Sick bags are available from her website > Click here . Just vomit day ! BE READY ! Two months to go …
AWESOME ! Trent Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross were honored in the “Best Original Score” category at the 83rd annual Academy Awards for their work on“The Social Network”. How cool is that then? I just think that the soundtrack is the best film score I have heard in years ! The other good news is that Reznor and Ross’s next film score is for “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” remake, also from “The Social Network” director David Fincher ! If he goes back to the SE7ENish sort or dark and twisted world, this is going to be awesome and could probably in my opinion bring the film to another level and could be much better. I think we can also expect another great score from Trent. Wait and see …
Happy sunday to you all – it’s DOLDIES day !! – Checkin through my archives to retrieve some old work projects and designs. Here is an old one I did back in the days (2002) – Played with the software Poser and then Photoshopped it for textures and used photos I did of wires and smashed up computers. Addicted to synthetic drug ?
In 2006, I did the first Trailers Tools artwork for PP Music (Music Licensing company) which was to become a Trilogy. The next year I then did Trailer Tools 2 and then the third one. The idea was to go for a same theme to be used for all three CDs and take inspiration and influences from horror B-movies posters and art… Serial Killers, vampires, ghosts, gore, blood, more blood and more more blood …. Check it out ! (oh and yes… that is me on TT1 and TT2).
Time for a new ‘How do you that’ post as I do get asked how do I create some of my artworks and what tools and software I use. Here is the design for PPmusic – ‘Tremors‘ – The basic concept and idea was to insert some 3D text into a scene and illustrate the meaning of the title.
For all my 3D work and projects I always use Cinema 4D. I first composed the title in 3D.
The final step was to add in more layers of textures (old paper effects, scratches and dust). Then I added in the cracks and particles splatters and shattering to give it more movement. I also skewed, compressed and warped the text a little.
I extended the background to the back so I could add in the long tracklisting and infos.
Last week I went on a UK tour exploring some places and towns and to visit some friends and family. TOUR = Edinburgh > The Lake District > Blackpool > Bristol > Devon > Chester and back to Edinburgh. All the places I went to were really nice (except Blackpool). I really enjoyed going back to stay in Bristol – A town I really love and where I feel at home (I lived there for almost 2 years in the late nineties). Lots of great memories there and I got to see loads of great gigs and festivals and made some really good friends and I just remember lots of good times. That is were I started working in web design when it was all beginning (I worked on the intranet design for the Bristish Aerospace in Filton next to Bristol). I also saw Pitchshifter and it was at that Bristol gig where I got my first contact with the band and… then started the big collaboration. Bristol has become famous for a great street art scene which is extremely diverse and has many talented artists (with of course the famous BANKSY). Here are a few photos I did over the weekend in Bristol.
And you must check this out : The Bristol street art Project website aims to catalogue past and present work by collecting photographs and logging the location of these street art pieces. As the collection grows a unique picture of Bristol street art will emerge. >> CLICK HERE
Gothic Storm is a boutique Movie Trailer Music Library launching with four earth-shattering editor’s tools Digipak albums which I have designed. They are : Relentless Risers, Relentless Percussion, Drone Worlds and Slams. All packed with high impact music for promos, video games, adverts, movies and trailers.
Already featured on a worldwide Hollywood TV trailer for the film ‘Devil‘ (produced by Night Shyamalan), Gothic Storm’s composers include platinum selling writer Kavin Hoo, Tom Player (former assistant to Hans Zimmer), Chris Haigh and company CEO Dan Graham (Drag Me To Hell, Final Fantasy XII trailers).
For more info and to listen to some tracks on-line go to : www.gothic-storm.com
Here is the artwork of RELENTLESS PERCUSSION digipak. I’ll be showing you the other designs in the next few days.
DOSE + OLDIES = DOLDIES ! Just had this idea (searching through my archives for some old artwork) that from now on every sunday I’ll show you some old stuff I’ve done in the past – Old personal work, designs, illustrations, websites, projects, logos etc.. I have tons ! .. not all good but hey ! we all have to start one day and experiment and make the mistakes which then make you progress and learn.
I’ll start with this one which I called ‘Addicted‘ – It’s part of a series of artwork I did for a collection of DOSE wallpapers to put up on my website back in the days. (2002 or 2003). “each human being needs of dose of something” … errrh ok ! I leave you to think about that one… Have a lovely sunday !
Here is my latest DVD design for BIG BLIND MEDIA – the UK’s hottest magic DVD production house. I had fun with this artwork and playing with the codes of russian propaganda graphic style. ‘Bullet Party‘ by John Bannon, internationally-renowned magic guru, is back, unleashing two new discs crammed with fantastic material. You can pre-order the DVD now (out on Feb 25 2011) >> CLICK
The Auld Hoose and KMSO Arts Collective present ‘Art in the Pub’ – Sunday Feb 6th 2011 – 12.30 pm – 5pm. With new artwork going up included one from DOSEprod called ‘Punktoplus’. I am happy to have also joined the KMSO Collective based in Edinburgh and you can view my page on their website here >> CLICK
If you are interested. you can purchase a print of the Punktoplus artwork (40×50 cm – 200gsm – Premium Gloss paper)
Only £40 !!>> Click here for more info
I have done this new design for the band ‘A Ritual Spirit’ (from Edinburgh). Hoodies and T-shirts available to pre-order from the band very soon ! I’ll be checking them out Live at the Cabaret Voltaire – Edinburgh on Friday, 04 February. For more info on the merch – Join the band on Facebook >> Click here
The lovely new DOSE Dead-Head Sticker has just arrived so prepare the streets for some more sticker bombing and dozens and dozens of new photos to be uploaded to the DOSEprodaganda Flickr gallery. Thanks to La Stickerie for the prints and for mentioning the DOSEprod Flickr gallery in their latest newsletter !