Wednesday 23 May 2012
Apple phone concept from 2004
Who cares what the iPhone 5 will look like? I just found this magazine tucked away in my cupboard. Just look at this Mac User cover illustration from 2004 with Apple phone concepts. Scary that something from 2004 can feel so retro.
What do you think of this Sir Ive?
Saturday 25 February 2012
I'd been drawing pictures of monsters all day under the instruction of my niece Molly (she's 4). On the way home and still in the mood for conjuring up images of the undead, after quick search on Google to see if they existed, I decided to add Horrormoticons to my arsenal of horror related work and create this little family of ghastly ghouls. Enjoy!
[ |8~ (Frankenstein)
( = • ) (Ghost)
WW| ;^ \ (Bride of Frankenstein)
( 8•=] (Skull)
}:•B (Werewolf - a tame one)
(The Invisible man)
Saturday 9 October 2010
The New Sensation
Thinking on a sensory level is always an interesting way to approach any design brief. We are blessed with 6 senses, sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste and kinesthetic (our perception of our own body parts in relation to each other). At the end of the day every exciting, unfathomably traumatic or just plain dull experience you have ever had, has been relayed to you solely through your senses.
Thursday 5 August 2010
Future Trend: Metropolis
A few months ago I started writing a trend forecast blog entry about Metropolis. I'd seen an image of a Karl Lagerfeld fashion shoot
that was a tribute to Metropolis. By stroke of luck in the same evening I read an interview
in The Metro with Siobhan Fahey, an electronica recording artiste and DJ who stated her new tour and set design was to also be influenced by the film. My mind went into overdrive. Coincidence or could this be the murmur of an emerging future trend?
Animated Album Art
Everybody loves an old-school gif animation, however this blog takes it to the next level.
Check out the Animated Albums blog
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Looking Back, Going Forward
As Fly & Dandy begins its quest into the digital unknown, it only seems right to have a quick look at the internet that proceeds us. Although the web is still a relatively new monster it's easy to forget how we got here. So come on a quick trip with us and let's reminisce upon all things from the internet of old.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
PacMan / Google
How can you not love Google for creating this to celebrate the anniversary of Señor Pac?
Tuesday 18 May 2010
The Cutting Room Floor
Over the years I've amassed a small but significant collection of digital illustrations of mine that didn't make it to portfolio stage; mainly because that's all they are. I'm a firm believer in not clogging your portfolio with stuff that isn't related to any results based case studies. I don't really work in this style any more. The design world
has become a bit too over saturated with this kind of photoshop work but I used to enter them into the Don't Panic poster competitions. I learned though that you can't win those unless you a)
get all of your friends and their friends to vote for you and b)
make a poster about war, poverty or cat aids or something and draw it with excrement.
Not that I'm bitter or anything.
So here you go, some pics of mine from Pixel Dandy of yesteryear.
Sunday 16 May 2010
Life in 2050 Exhibition
Drat! This exhibition completely passed me by.
FROM THE WEBSITE
Leading and emerging visual artists from around the world have imagined what the future holds in Life In 2050, a contemporary art exhibition created for the 9th SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.
Graphic design studio Transmission has set the dial to 40 years from now and commissioned 22 exciting artists to each create thought provoking and original work.
9 Scientific Sites for Sore Eyes
If I had to choose a completely different vocation in life it'd probably be somewhere within the realms of science, especially astronomy and cosmology. I have tons of books on the subject, though admittedly I have to give up two thirds the way through as it just starts to go over my head.