Thursday, 29 July 2010

FUSE screening at The ICA

Photo taken during shooting in the green screen studio, check out the Fuse Youtube channel for a short video explaining how the film was made.

Last night Fuse, the short film I blogged about earlier this year, was screened at The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) in London. Written, directed and edited by my extremely talented cousin Ben Barfoot, it was a wonderful night with everyone who worked on the film, plus a legion of loyal friends, coming together to watch it on the big last!

Click here to check out the Fuse channel on Youtube, where you can see the trailer. Exciting times!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Digital doodles....

This image, called 'Smile, Baby', started life as a collage but I thought I'd tinker with it to see how it looked with really flat areas of colour.

Here's the original - the scan shows up the black outline as fainter than it actually is. I really like the fact it's slightly off-register as I was going for a screen-print effect.

And here's the digital version. I love the vibrancy if the colours and the crispness of this one, but perhaps it's lost a little 'soul' along the way...?

What do you think?

Monday, 26 July 2010

Playing with Photoshop!

So I've finally made my foray into the world of digital images! I've played around with Photoshop before but this is the first time I'm dedicating time to learning it properly.

Here's an idea I came up with after reading a book on Art Nouveau, I was inspired by the use of bones and organic forms.

The initial sketch:

And here it is after a little tinkering on Photoshop:

It's still pretty sketchy, but even after just working on one image I'm much more confident with the software. And I really love the creepiness of this image! What is it...???!

Saturday, 17 July 2010


Ok, so I've slagged it off before but Hipstamatic on the iPhone IS actually quite cool. It makes pretty much anything look hip, baby, which I suppose is the point...!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Check me out on

Society 6 is an excellent website promoting artists and illustrators from all over the globe. They also allow you to purchase gallery quality prints of work you take a shining to. Everyone's a winner.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The Masked Lady...

I don't know where she came from, but she popped into my head as I was sitting by the canal with my dear friend Anthony. Perhaps my favourite scene from Labyrinth bubbled up from my know, this one...

Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the goblin city. For my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom is as great! You have no power over me.......ahh how I love this film. Jim Henson's workshop and Bowie in tights, what's not to like!

Monday, 12 July 2010

The Roundabout

I was recently asked to create storyboards for my friend Alex Martin's new film, The Roundabout. Here's some info from the website:

'The Roundabout, which commences filming this Autumn is a comedy horror in which John Robertson, an uninspiring music teacher overcomes his inner demons while trying to reverse a deal he accidentally makes with the Devil. It’s Shaun of the Dead meets The Omen meets Back to the Future!'.

I've read the script and I can tell you it's funny. Laugh out loud funny. Really looking forward to seeing it come to life.

Click here to check out the dedicated website for the film. My work is displayed on 'The Film' page.
Click here to follow the film on Facebook.

In order to secure funding Alex and the production team need to promote the film and prove there is an audience that want to see it made, so make sure you click 'like' when you check them out on Facebook! Every click counts, y'all.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Vintage Garment Labels

Last year, whilst working in a vintage shop in Brick Lane, I became a bit obsessed with the myriad designs and typefaces of garment labels. Here's a selection of my favourites....