Last night I did something that was both fun and a little bit frigthening: I designed a T-shirt for Made In the Now.
Made in the Now get's an artist a day to design a T-shirts based on the new stories of the day. The shirt then goes on sale for 24h and then it's time for the next days design! My story was about 72 year old Chandra Bahadur Dangi who with his 54.6cm is the shortes man in the world. You can read the full story here.
It was a both fun and stressful experience. And it was great practice for a pretty fresh illustrator such as myself, having to work with a very tight timeframe: from initial idea to fisihed, uploaded design in 5 hours. And it's Australian time too, so it was in the middle of the night for me! The whole Made in the Now team has been lovely to work with, I had Helen on standy on Skype to help me through the whole process. When I fiished at 4am I was to high on sugar, caffein and adrenaline to fall asleep for another hour. I'd love to give it another go at some point. For next time I'll make sure to look at the right month in the cvalendar (unlike this time) and book a day when I don't have to go to work the morning after!
I drew these cats over a year ago when I lived in a flat with beautiful wooden floors (now I live in a flat with a green carpet, but it's nice too, if you want you can pretend it's grass and put a blanket out and have a picnic).
They've been made in to a wallet by Tinymeat and to celebrate that I'm giving one away on the blog. Just leave a comment below and it could be yours. If you want to you can tell me your favourite cat breed or a cat story but you don't have to, if you like you can just say "Hi!". The winner will be selected at random and announced a week from now on Wednesday the 29th of February.
I'm taking part in the Design 2012 exhibition at Dreamspace Gallery. The Private View is on Thursday 8th of March between 6-8:30pm. There will be free drinks and probably some pretty interesting artwork so if you're in London you should come along!
DESIGN 2012 is the next installment of the annual Dreamspace Gallery open survey of contemporary design practice. The exhibitions represent a wide range of recent design projects emerging from or via the UK and aim to investigate trends running between the design disciplines. This year’s exhibition includes architecture, furniture design, product design, urban design, graphic design, typography and design interactions.
Adam Hiles Carla Novak David Edwards Emily Yeung Eva Sopeoglou Hugh McEwen Karin Soderquist Laura Gill Lee Stokes Maya Cochrane Mortar+Pestle Studio Ross Gunter Studio SC Sonia P. Sanchez-Lopez Yong il, Kim
I made this portrait of De La Soul for a guy a few months back. It was meant to be for a club night he was putting on. I guess he didn't like it because he stopped replying to my messages and used some other images for the poster.