Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Just started making my website and got the Home page complete, here's a little preview.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

The big ISSUU

For the past week I have been working on a project to create 4 magazine spreads using different column widths. Once finished I had to publish them on ISSUu
 And let me say its a great site. Its completely free and you can make anything with turning pages. Give it a go ISSUU

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Hours of Entertainment

I picked this up at a second hand book shop for £5 and I have to say its a bargain, couldn't walk away without it.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Modern art

You can take it seriously

Or you can have a bit of a laugh at it

This week I went to the Barbara Hepworth (10 January 1903 – 20 May 1975) Gallery in Wakefield and not being a huge fan of modern art I did rather enjoy it. It was interesting to look at the work she produced as well as how she made them.

Although there were a few pieces I thought would look better in my garden..

And some others I just thought were ridiculous.

But all in all it was a good experience and I highly recommend it. Also has the bonus of a great adventure play ground.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Paper toy promotion

Well After making the paper toys the next step is promoting them. And i must say this has been rather fun as well as creating a web site we have also created a blog

we also created a twitter account https://twitter.com/#!/PocoPapertoys

Friday, 27 April 2012

Paper Toys

These are the five paper toys I created, they Are the Food Fighters, masked wrestling food.

Paper toys out and about.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sophie Griotto

A great French illustrator who dose some really nice illustrations of people.
Also has a great web site and blog. Be warned it is all in French so have a translator handy.

She also created the story board for the new Dior adverthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrWiJcmvBI


During a research session for one project where we had to make our own paper toys I found this guy.
He has an interesting array of work both 2D and 3D. Some of them are commissions and some of them personal. But definitely worth a look if you like 3D models

The average teen bedroom

This is a piece of work I did based on Teen Rebellion. I took the angle of the average teenagers bedroom and how progressively messy it gets.

Thursday, 15 March 2012


Real interesting work. Great abstract paintings as well as interesting illustrations full of a mixture of stuff. It can all be seen on his website.

"All of my work as an illustrator is based either directly or indirectly upon direct observation from life. I spend as much time as I can producing singular paintings, often semi-abstracted, but almost always drawn from things I know well; familiar landscapes, objects and people."

Thursday, 8 March 2012

the king of visual communication Peter Grundy

He has a unique way of presenting information, simply yet informative. His web sit Grundini holds a whole host of interesting visual work that I seriously recommend looking at.

How to find 49p a day


Information pullout

Dog half

The tree of extinction

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sam Green

Whilst looking at my book shelf i decided to look up one of the illustrators that designed some great  covers for one of my favorite books. So I typed the name that was on the back of the book into google. Found his home page and wow. I was amazed at the variety of his work. He uses traditional materials to produce a unique style. Here a small video from his blog.http  ://vimeo.com/29730791
And here's some of his work.
Medium - Pencil and ink on paper

Album cover / Concept work for Breakbeat Chaos label

Saturday, 18 February 2012

project: cd cases

My latest project is to design a CD case for the song This Tornado Loves you by Neko Case
And so i have occasionally been trawling thought the Internet to see if anything interesting popped up. And whilst I didn't find much there were a couple of interesting things.
This CD packaging whilst quite pink has a theme about is and I like the way it has two sections to case. 
This one is made from recycled cardboard and is quite compact

I also had a quick look at album art and and i think this is one of my favourites for knights of cydonia by muse.
I think it fits the song beautifully.


After two weeks of typography this amused me

Sunday, 12 February 2012

the weekend

These are two interesting designs I saw this weekend whilst i was out with my parents. The first is thought provoking and the second it...well scary.

A poster for Cancer Research

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

DINE and hughes

These are two designers that i was shown today that i really like.
the new yorker 2003
David hughes
Jim Dine

Thursday, 19 January 2012

First project back after Christmas Holidays

This new project is about identical twins so I've started a looking at different artists and their techniques.
These are two that caught my eye.

First thing to do when you get a new project hit the books

These are three books i got for christmas which are incredibly usefull and i highley recomend them