Posted 12.02.2019 @ 8.08PM
That's really sad but inevitable news.
I just want to thank you guys for all that you're done over the years and wish you all the very best with whatever else you do.
This has been one of my daily haunts almost from the beginning and the forum especially has seen me through some rough times and helped me to keep going in design.
The community on here has been second to none and I've had the opportunity to rub shoulders (albeit from a distance) with some of the most talented people out there and although I'm from the UK, I've always felt accepted.
Scotty - The Token Pom. :D
Posted 10.02.2019 @ 12.17AM
Recently worked with real estate giant CBRE on a kind of interactive, isometric infographic.
Live project here:
Posted 04.02.2019 @ 11.05PM (Edited 04.02.2019 @ 11.07PM)
I have a thing for character branding, especially older stuff and I agree with you.
Why the hell would a cow be happy to be minced up and put in a burger?
I'm sure there are some out there with an animal salivating at the thought of eating its own kind.
What's the marketing thinking there?
You know @MOSIG, I did think a bit about that quite a bit and although the narrative didn't say what food she would like to eat, I thought people would assume vegetables which would then kind of make her a cannibal but I though, "Nah, I'm over thinking it".
I did think about making her a dog or something but to be perfectly honest, carrots are easier to animate and then there'd have been the dog/cat issue. :D
I actually posted this on an Illustrator FB group and this one Vegan woman tore into me BIG TIME.
She started ranting at me about how male chicks and bulls are treated, the egg and dairy industry and how many people consider it cruel to give a cat a vegan diet.
Yes! I was apparently inferring that the cat in the background was being forced to be vegan?
It was like I'd really pulled her chain or offended her in some way.
After that, I looked at it again and considered all the ethics, morals and messages much more closely.
Then I thought "Fuck it!" and had a carrot juice. ;)
Posted 19.01.2019 @ 1.35AM (Edited 19.01.2019 @ 1.39AM)
I've spent the last couple of months working on an animation of a little girl explaining to her Mother that she doesn't want to eat meat after finding out that it's made from animals.
I finished it today, on my 50th birthday which is cool so I thought I'd share it here.
No animals or vegetables were harmed during this animation although Steve the cat sadly died of boredom at 1m 14s and had to be replaced by his understudy Craig.
I'd appreciate any likes or shares as this is essentially a shameless plug.
(Any birthday wishes may be left in the comments below where they will be viewed and graded in order of niceness and the winner may receive a little prize but I doubt it).
Posted 02.02.2019 @ 2.30PM
@scotty - thats great, very neat. The only conceptual thing is the the implication from the child is that they would like to be vegetarian (or vegan) - but they themselves are a vegetable. I think I only noticed this because by youngest son has been pointing out how many shops have a happy character of they thing they are selling, i.e a happy chicken at a roast chicken shop. a happy pig at a butchers etc and how they are probably not actually that happy about the process.
Posted 13.04.2018 @ 2.12PM
@scotty – Yep, it was Mike Meyer! Yeah he's a boss. I love sign painting, I wish it was something I could really spend more time on but on top of design, making art paintings, running my own clothing brand, shooting photography, making video art, I just have no time :'( – If I could get an apprenticeship doing it, I'd be totally up for it though haha.
Hope it goes well man, it's an awesome trade :)
Posted 12.04.2018 @ 7.01PM
::@scotty – The Sign Painters movie is really great. I actually did a workshop with one of the guys from the movie too :)::
Did you? Who?
It wasn't Mike Mayer by any chance was it?
That guy's legend.
I was talking to him the other day about when he was doing another UK (London) workshop as I'd love to do one myself.
I'm really getting back into the whole sign painting thing again and building up my kit right now getting all my lettering quills, 1Shot and shite together.
I recently joint the Facebook group and I think it's exactly what you're looking for.
They specialise in creating distressed signage and ghost walls.
Some AWESOME examples on there for inspiration bit they're also very helpful and happy to share tips.