Sunday, 15 November 2009

Royal Garden Apartments - Christmas posters

The Royal Garden Apartments are located on Queen St. in Edinburgh's New Town. They are a complex of luxury Apart-hotels where customers can rent an entire apartment rather than a squashed hotel room. I have done a bit of work for them - click the 'Royal Garden Apartments' tag at the bottom of this entry to see the rest.

They asked me to design a poster to hang in their lobby advertising stays over Christmas. I came up with a number of different angles - including this 'Queen's Speech' pitch. This is just an unfinished sketch as it was unfortunately rejected, being deemed 'too controversial and potentially offensive.' Oh well!

This second 'No room at the Inn-laws' poster was considered safe and was then finished off. website home page design

After my 2 flyer designs to promote a new social networking site, approached me to redesign their website home page. They also asked me to illustrate the little icons you see running along the page.

Visit it at: glue flyer

Flyer design to promote a social networking website. cinema flyer

Flyer design to promote a social networking website.

40th Birthday Invite

Using the 'Established in 1969' tag as inspiration, I gave this invite a vintage 60s feel with an updated twist.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Ian Ryan

These are images I created for Ian Ryan, an up-and-coming electro pop musician.
I styled and photographed this in a toilet in a dodgy club in Edinburgh.
Sometimes you just don't have access to a studio and lighting and you have to make do with what you have to hand.

Hallowe'en mask

Something a little silly and throwaway now...

This is a mask I designed for Hallowe'en - I wanted it to have a Mummy/Voodoo feel, so I made it out of bandages dipped in Plaster of Paris.

Menergy November 2009

Now for something a little camp... I was asked to design a flyer for a 70s/80s-themed gay disco night which would be playing the best in classic disco, Hi-NRG and Italo.

My thoughts turned to infamous artist Tom of Finland who drew hyper-masculine male figures and captured the 'leather clone' look of the seventies gay scene.

I also wanted to make the flyer look a bit like a seedy magazine cover or an obscure disco record cover, so I messed with the colours of the image and created a retro-looking logo.