Friday, 7 January 2011

Local Events Poster Designs

A while ago I started a project designing some posters for local events around the  Hebden Bridge area, but I keep tinkering with them and so here are a couple of reworked ideas. I will complete them all soon and exhibit them here in the Hebden Bridge (honest). The first is for "Plot" night (bonfire night to you and me) and Mytholmroyd World Dock Pudding Championship.

Coming soon - I am working on Heptonstall Pace Egg Play and Sowerby Bridge Rush Bearing Festival designs as I write.

Illustration migration

I decided that I should remove any references to my own work from the other blog I run prestonillustration as it seems like the wrong place for it. So I removed these two old pieces of work I did in early 2008 that were published in Transmission Magazine. Transmission is a Manchester based literary magazine, they will publish your illustrations but you work for free. I didn't mind working for free at the time as I just wanted to keep my hand in with a few illustration jobs whilst the course leadership was getting on top of me a bit. Also it has has some good writing
The first piece I did was called "Hiromi" and I illustrated a short story by Chris Killen.
Chris Killen now has a book deal with Canongate and his first book The Bird Room came out in January 2009.

The second piece, I am much happier with, was an illustration to a short story published in March 2008 by Mick Parkin and called "The Narrow Bed" which was set during the Spanish Civil War.
I had a very cool message from Mick thanking me and saying how much he liked the illustration too.