Monday, 29 August 2011

Coming Home

Got a 48 hour deadline from Novel, thankfully with me having no elementary kids to teach this week it wasn't murder trying to get this done.
The article 'coming home' discusses the issues my generation in particular are facing with too much choice but also a general lack of money alongside difficulties finding work.

This is paired with the ongoing need to return home, which in the writer's case is Newcastle. It's also the case with me as well, so this need to return home after living abroad (the case with me as well) or between jobs is particularly common with people from my area. I imagine it's largely the case everywhere as well, but like the writer and other locals I can't help but get the feeling I'll always be returning to the north east of England for one reason or another.

The section I decided to go with relates to a government statistic she mentions referred to as 'kippers'. Another fadish government acronym, kipper's means 'kids in their parent's pockets' and refers to a certain demographic of young people who purposely choose to stay at home because of the ideal conditions and the fact that they can't find work or face squalor elsewhere.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Are you in there, Wes?

Latest work for Groove magazine, coming out in September's issue.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

'In for a Tweet'

I did some more work for Novel magazine over the weekend, this time on an article about the effects of social networking.
Apparently there's someone on twitter who pretends to be capitalism (on the right) and also someone who comes out with Chinese proverbs everyday (on the left) and then you've got the idiots who just spout mundane garbage about their daily lives that no one cares about (center). So yeah, that pretty much sums this image up. Should be going to print soon.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Painting in Tokyo

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I was traveling through Japan for 11 days and sleep deprivation, malnutrition and continuous travel will generally punch you in the face on the way back. Had an amazing time there though, I've been wanting to go for half my life.
My friend and I went to Tokyo on the 11th, and on the 14th we spent Saturday night at this outdoor bar/marquee where I decorated some canvas and he djed.
It was fantastic, and I got to leave my mark in this really awesome suburb of Tokyo.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

In Print

Groove sent me the finished articles with my work in for this month's issue. Well happy with the layouts.


Finished the type face, excellent. I'm off to Japan in 2 days anyway so I needed to get this done.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Cream poster

Some promotional work I'm doing for the club around the corner. They're having their first 'foreigner night'. I was struggling with a theme until I came up with this. Just need the rest of the information from one of the dj's to finish it.