Perfect for a Sunday night! Created by DJ Food for the XFM radio DJ Shadow special 20/09/12.
Sunday, 30 September 2012
|This one by Garry Leach with a nod to Bill Ward and below, it's Shaky Kane.|
Coming Soon: Jason Atomic & Garry Leach present MAGICK EYE 2: A salacious slice of Halloween Cheesecake and Horror at the Orbital Comics Gallery, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA. Oct 18th - Nov 18th. Featuring work by: Junko Mizuno, Rockin’ JellyBean, Rufus Dayglo, Graham Humphreys, Gaye Black, Shaky Kane, Dennis Franklin, Tom Spencer, Billy Chainsaw, Carl Stimpson, Matt Valentine, Steve Cook, Jason Atomic, Garry Leach, Rian Hughes, Ellen Rogers, Una Fricker, Will Simpson, Garry Erskine, Steve Pugh, Bill Ward.
I'm working on a piece for this myself at the moment, something starring Superdupermodel, Manko - so I'd better get a move on 'cause time is tick, tick, ticking away...
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Pam Hogg does it again! I really hope that Nicolas Winding Refn considers taking her on as Costume Designer for his Barbarella remake, or his Logan's Run remake for that matter. Here's a video of her collection for Spring/Summer ’13, which went under the title of ‘Save Our Souls’ at Vauxhall Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. More here...
|(L to R) Matt as Tharg and Andy as Dredd|
I just rediscovered these photos from the Autumn of 2000. This was the 2000AD editorial office (Nerve Centre) that Andy Diggle, Matt Smith and I inhabited just after Rebellion bought the comic from Egmont. On gaining entry to the small building in London Bridge, we were confronted with a strange Dickensian looking staircase which led upstairs to an office that looked like it had been refitted in the 1960's and just stayed that way. We had some fun up there; we were pretty much left to our own devices, which meant we could turn the music up as loud as we liked! This was Andy's first year as editor and Matt's first as associate editor. For me, this was the fourth Nerve Centre location and my twelfth year as art editor/designer.
|Andy and Matt... another late night in the office|
|Me and a rather massive Cathode Ray Tube|
|There's Matt, diligently checking for typo's and a close up of our danger room warning sign.|
Friday, 28 September 2012
There's an interesting story about a more youthful version of the Mona Lisa on the BBC website. A foundation in Switzerland believes it has scientific evidence to prove that Leonardo Da Vinci painted an earlier version of his masterpiece (above). I think I prefer it...
From my bookshelf, a copy of the first Stephen King book that I read. I can't quite believe what good condition it's in considering I bought it in 1978.
It's intriguing to see images from the Carrie remake emerging and I'll admit that I'm not against remakes, especially when they're as surprisingly good as Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but the original Carrie is going to be a tough one to beat. It was the first Brian De Palma film that I saw and is still one of my top ten horror films, essentially due to that masterfully directed prom night scene. The lighting; the slow-motion; the close-ups and the absolutely brilliant use (and non-use) of sound, combined with Pino Donaggio's score. The split screen; the ominous vibrating hum and the shrill 'Psycho' style screeches as Sissy Spacek's blood spattered Carrie wreaks her revenge still gives me the shivers. Take a look at the video below for a reminder of just how good it is, unless you haven't seen it, in which case you may want to seek out the whole film. Not difficult considering it's all up on Youtube anyway.
The Mashup... (Brian De Palma's "Carrie" meets AIR's "Redhead Girl by Jeff Yorkes), and of course the Kimberly Peirce directed Carrie, set for a March 2013 release and starring Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her mother.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Saturday, 22 September 2012
It's always interesting to see how magazine covers have evolved over the years (well, it is for me anyhow!). Here are two examples from i-D then and now, continuing with their cover philosophy of the winking eye that emulates their logo. The latest by Chen Man, who seems to be one of i-D's favourite photographers right now and from my collection, another from April 1984. One of Madonna's very first magazine cover appearances, photographed by Mark Lebon.
Friday, 21 September 2012
My own take on the tabloid style magazine cover. This was one of the last Starburst covers that I designed for Marvel UK. The cover text was by the editor, Cefn Ridout who I worked with on Manga Mania a few years down the line. The next time I used this trick was for the 'Super Soaraway' issue of 2000AD with Alan McKenzie, which I've already written about before, but because of its relevance will post here again anyway. I've always been pleased at the longevity of the Starburst logo. It survived the transition to the new publishers and lasted another 24 years until the magazine closed in 2009. It's interesting to note that in those pre-computer days, Richard Starkings of the now famous Comicraft company was the guy I commissioned to hand-draw it from my original design and a very fine job he made of it too!
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Award-winning journalist and Fringe fan Susan Gittins photographs Vancouver’s film and TV location shoots. Here's an intriguing poster featuring Georgina Haig as Henrietta Bishop from the Final season (sob!) of Fringe. She spotted this in downtown Vancouver a few days ago. For more of her photography, check her site... here.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
From a fashion editorial called 'Dark Knight', check the makeup - masks are in! Mixt(e) magazine Autumn-Winter 2012-13. Bregje Heinen Photographed by Koichiro Doi. Styling: Ada Kokosar, hair by Kayla Michele, makeup by Maud Laceppe.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
As a follow-up to the Nick Knight 'Garage' magazine cover that I posted a couple of weeks ago, here's a feature with a similar vibe from one of the favourite magazines on my shelf. Zink magazine always delivers the goods when it comes to quirky and this one from December 2005 is a Roy Lichenstein / comic book inspired beauty editorial photographed by Mike Ruiz with makeup by Roberto Muniz.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Brilliant... just Brilliant!
The Hundred in the Hands from their self-titled album.
Directed by Daniels. Producer: Gaetano Crupi. Director of Photography: Jackson Hunt
Starring: Lola Albright. Warp Films (warp.net)