Friday, 22 August 2008

This week's Woot Derby entry: Sundae Best

I'm going to do my best to enter the Woot Derby every week, 'cos it's a good way to force yourself, to draw something, dammit! And I thought I'd get in a bit quicker this week. the theme is desserts, and here is Signor Gelato in his finest Sundae attire:

Clickity click to vote

Monday, 18 August 2008

Woot Derby entry, and Cameesa news!

I've never submitted to the woot derby before (though they've printed a tee of mine on commission) but thought I'd give it a go this week (albeit last minute) as the theme was chemical elements. Frankly, I don't have a chance in hell of getting near the top, but I thought this old design of mine could feasibly pass as helium themed... You can vote for it HERE

Shirt Woot Derby Entry

In other news, my tee at Cameesa is now fully supported- WOOOOOOOOOO! Thanks to everyone who ordered one. This means that it'll be for sale VERY SOON! How terribly exciting!

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Just Called... at LaFraise

I just called to ask a favour...

Well, could you really say no to that face, you heartless fiend? No? Good. So click the pic, dammit!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Dee do day-day, dee do day-day, I don't have no time for no monkey business...

Alright, how's it goin'? Just wondering if you might spare a moment to help a monkey in distress. Well, he's not really in distress, but I think he may be rather suffering from the rigours of everyday existence. On the plus side, he's doing quite well over at Design By Humans and your votes would doubtless go a long way towards cheering him up.

Please Look After this Monkey, Thank You

Monkey Business

God only knows, as the Beach Boys once said, how printable this would be, and whether he'd look any good blown up to epic tee size proportions, but we can worry about that later, right?

And in other news, my design at Cameesa has reached 58% support. If it reaches 100% in the next twelve days then it gets printed and everyone gets a t-shirt- huzzah! I spoke to the guys at the site, and if the tee doesn't get fully supported the money gets refunded to your paypal account, there's no "lock-in", so really you've got nothing to lose. Assuming you want a t-shirt that is. So what are you waiting for, go and support, dammit! $20 for a tee, including shipping, sounds amazingly reasonable to me, plus all the shares and stuf outlined in my earlier post. Oh, and yeah, I'd quite like it to be printed, of course. Also, check out Mr Pimpant's design on the site- that definitely deserves your support too, because, well, it's awesome.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Monster Mash: The Most Fearful Collaboration since Jagger met Bowie

In preparation for Halloween (it's only, what, two and a half months away?) check out this amazing community collaboration of doom over at threadless
Monster Mash Collaboration of HORROR - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

This is what I love most about that site; not the tees (though there are plenty of awesome ones), not the lure of however many quid in exchange for your doodles, but the fact that it feels like a real community and everyone is always willing to get involved. Next step should be the threadless village fete, complete with cake train, jumble sale, and one of those stalls where you throw wooden balls at old china...

Anyway, this mighty mashup features the work of 67 artists (that's gotta be a record for threadless, surely?), an array of GRUESOME monsters executed in a variety of HIDEOUS and TERRIFYING styles. And more, much more than this, it actually looks amaaaaaaazing:


This was my sorry addition to the project, the venerable doctor jekyll esq. A bit rubbish, on reflection, and in comparison, but in my defence I think I was probably the first to submit a monster, so I like to feel I was setting the benchmark which everyone else had to leap past and trample on.

The strange case of doctor jekyll and mr hyde

Anyway, it all looks fantastic. Massive respect and admiration go to Joe AKA Isaboa who got the whole thing started and put his soul into the project, and, along with a few other awesome folks, used their alchemical prowess to turn this all into t-shirt gold. I urge you all to vote because, frankly, I can't wait til Halloween to be doing the Transylvania Twist in this t-shirt. Oh, and did I mention it glows in the dark?

Now, get your ghoul on and let's ROCK:

But not to this:

That's just a little bit too scary...

Friday, 8 August 2008

My New Fave Illustrator

After the long and boring Marx-and-Engels-go-tee-shopping substandard political tract of the last post, here's something more fun. I just fell in love with this guy! I mean seriously, his work is glorious; a retrotastic children's book paradise fusing Richard Scarry everytowns with Topsy and Tim cuteness and a menagerie of adorable monsters. Love it. The style is gloriously old skool; I think his process must be digital (I need to find out) but if so it is an absolutely perfect rendering of screen printing and pen and ink illustration- it puts any of my sorry attempts at capturing a similar look (I experimented a little a coupla months ago) to absolute shame.

Anyway, please check this dude out:

His flickr

His Blog