The Gallimaufry commissioned an illustration for their weekly rhythm and blues night. Themes of Americana, road trips, musicians and signage were suggested and this was the result. I focused on a limited palette, building the main core of the image as I would when creating a screen printed image.Read More
Another poster image commission from Bristol's The Gallimaufry, this time for their weekly Northern Soul night. I approached the job, again, as if planning a screen print, sticking to a limited colour palette working with simple shapes to get across a feel of the music and emphasis the fact it's an only-vinyl night...Read More
Great to have Young Einstein (Ugly Duckling) take time out from his tour to DJ at The Gallimaufry last weekend. He's quite the gent. Here's the illustration I drew to promote the night depicting the man himself...Read More
I love when illustration and music come together. Today is a nice example of that. Later tonight, The Gallimaufry host their 3 year party and have invited Mo Kolours to DJ as part of it.
To celebrate I had the pleasure of taking a few of the masked characters I've previously created for the Galli and combine them with Mo Kolours' album character to form the key promotional image.
For extra fun, I screen-printed this tee in a limited run for loyal/keen supporters at the dance.
Bristol is a city teaming with all kinds of music. One young lady leading the way is Lizzie Murray, a bright talent writing fragile songs spun together with delicate electronica, rooted down by an obvious love of contemporary folk.
She asked me if I'd like to illustrate, design and screen-print the artwork for her new three-track EP, which I, of course, agreed to.
Having known Lizzie for a while, I was aware that much of her creative song-writing has occurred in the night hours and that she sometimes struggled to switch off, searching for precious moments of sleep. This background fed into the thought process for the artwork's suggestion of night and the question as to whether she is asleep or still searching.
Working from a photo taken in my studio, I produced a drawing which I then digitally produced four tonal variations of. As the final product was to be screen-printed onto a natural, brown, card stock it was important to discover a pleasing level of contrast across the artwork. My aim was to have a hair-line balance between the delicate shadows of the original drawing, with the darker tones that a screen-print of this nature would naturally bring.
You can buy the album digitally from here or the physical, screen-printed EP from the lady herself at her gigs.
"Bristol singer songwriter Lizzie Murray is breaking in to the music scene... with her heart-wrenching velvet vocals, delicate guitar playing, ambient soundscapes & folk/trip-hop influences" (Drunken Werewolf)