Category Archives: design

Reconsidering ‘Phlebas’

First attempt at a retro style cover for Iain Banks’s 1987 novel, Consider Phlebas.I chose this one for Illustration Friday this weekbecause the main character’s true identity isoften hidden behind a changeable face. The inspiration, circa 1970.Illustration by Jack Gaughan.

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Cone Designs

Sketches of some of brand new ideas for the international design firm, TORP. Basically, after many decades of thought, the plan I’ve at long last figured out is, this is how I’ll make my fortune. Then I’ll waste my fortune … Continue reading

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XYZPDQ Press

We have the kind of internet service where messages scribbled on gum wrappers get carried around in the baby pouches of semi-trained possums. I mean, I guess it’s a slow system, but even so it’s actually really fun to watch … Continue reading

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2012 Life Raft Debate Poster

Probably the most fun poster I’ve ever gotten to draw in pretty much my whole life. I mean, I liked drawing the Literary Festival ones a lot, too, but now that job’s been inherited by students, which is of course … Continue reading

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Work Book

The ‘Odd Job’ project became ‘Work Book’ as I was working on it. Basically, the whole thing is a set of 24 boxed postcards that together contain a list of jobs people in my family have had down the years. … Continue reading

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eBook Cover: ‘The Red Wilderness’

The font’s not my work, but is instead Bellon Square, which I got from a CD of similar fonts that was in the back of the book Typography for the People, which is one of the world’s most awesome books … Continue reading

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Handy Pocket Guide to Albertus

Only a highly advanced mental doctor could explain why I just spent 87 hours and a large number of imaginary dollars making a whole big stack of these little books, which I didn’t really need to make for a presentation … Continue reading

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2012 Literary Festival Poster – Final Draft

The font, by the way, is Thin Air by Dinc Type, which is the most awesome fountain of type ever…

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Fancy Monsters – New Cover

A new cover for the Kindle eBook of anaglyph experiments that you can download for free from here. The old cover was a very quick and awful cover. The new one was quick, too, but is a bit less awful.

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IF – Grounded

I haven’t drawn anything new in about fourteen hundred months and now I suddenly have to draw a bunch of stuff in the three days that I have left before school starts back again. I mean, the issue where I … Continue reading

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3D Airport

A post-conversion of an old drawing. Sort of works okay, I guess. Whenever there’s time, I’d like to do some brand new drawings that take into account from the start what I’ve learned about how anaglyphs work. When there’s time. … Continue reading

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2011 Farmers’ Market Poster

I guess I’ve done a fair amount of posters and stuff over the last 4000 years (and hope to do lots more), but this is the first actual letterpress poster I’ve done in, like, well…an extra-long time. I need a … Continue reading

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Typos

My status today is: overwhelmed already, even though school’s hardly even started yet. But, whatever. I could be back in my old cubicle, building databases and running queries and moving taxpayer money around in a sort of listless fashion from … Continue reading

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Artwalk Poster

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Future Style of Tourism Suits

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