Hand in Hand flyer front
Hand in Hand flyer back
As long time patrons of our local pub we were more than happy to assist when they asked us to design a flyer for a spot of local promotion. After some initial inspiration all that was needed was a little tinkering on the computer and we had a nice little image worked up.
Like the flyer says ‘Music, sports, pool table, chat and good times’ – although not necessarily in that order. At least I know where I’ll be going for a few jars tonight…
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Undercover Lover (home furnishings edition)
We were asked by the lady who bought our original ‘Undercover Lover‘ canvas if we could recreate it as an urban camo window graphic for her new home. She wanted to let some light in to her living room but didn’t want net curtains, wasn’t convinced with shutters and decided frosted glass was passe. Without remembering how shoddy my Illustrator skills were I readily agreed thinking it would be a nice quick job. After doing a bit of research into one way graphics (like they sometimes have on the backs of buses – so it’s an advert from the outside but you can see out clearly) I ploughed ahead.
The design is relatively simple and the job is clearly not all that complicated to someone who knows what they are doing with Illustrator but for me turned into a nightmare of internet tutorials and working out how to convert a colour raster image into a decent vector image. Thankfully I eventually managed to get it right and the image was sent off to print. After a nervous wait (did i even get the window measurements right?) it was time to install which, surprisingly, went about as smoothly as one could hope. From the inside you can see out clearly and it lets in a surprising amount of light and from the outside you can only really see the graphic. Sweet. Job done. Finally.
I thought i’d share a picture of a gift just completed for a friend. It’s based on a photo of his dog called Coco who looks slightly sad in this photo. We don’t usually do things like animal portraits but he asked nicely so what can you say? I’m not sure if he knows exactly what kind of work we usually do and think he is probably expecting something a little bit more traditional – but this is what he’s going to get! I had to hold myself back from adding more design detail in the background but think the plain white works well.
I have been guaranteed that Coco is actually quite a happy puppy but this was his favourite photo of him so it was the one to go for…
For a large version of the picture go to our flickr page here
Filed under art, Commissions
One of our local pubs asked if we could come up with a design for a t-shirt for their staff to wear during the upcoming World Cup. Despite the fact that we aren’t actually English we thought it only fair to come up with a design. The logo on the back is an adapted version of the World Cup logo which, obviously, features a white horse.
We have a screenprinter and aren’t afraid to use it. Well, that’s not entirely true as we can’t currently use it as we don’t have enough space to get it out – which is a real shame. I do love to do a bit of screenprinting but we haven’t had our equipment out for a while due to our last ‘studio space’ getting redeveloped (i would have used the correct term – stables - but that just doesn’t have the right gravitas!)
We had a great day out shooting the shots below around South London. Many thank to everyone involved! Some of these t’s are even still available! Plenty more will become available once i manage to get the screenprinter set up again. Watch this space…
BIG GAY AL
MY NAME IS TERRY
BIG HEART LITTLE BRAIN
Follow the link here or click on any of the pictures above to see pics of our some of our clothing on flickr
‘We have been interviewed by the boys over at LSD magazine about our stuff and how we work. LSD is a great little read if you like graffiti, urban/street art, music…
Go check it out here
Our interview starts on page 320 but also check out some of the other bits as there are some great interviews and pics