Yes yes, I know it’s late. I’m a bit concerned where January went to. Seems to have slipped by, like the sly eel that it is.
So, it’s 2013, and things are motoring along as always. Although I’ve been quiet, I’ve not been lazy. Things have been worked on, and projects completed. It seems that I’ve already got a number of shows booked for this year, around the UK, and the possibility of heading further afield. They are a mix of new and existing work, so that will be a nice way to occupy some time. I’ll keep you all posted on that.
In other news from Millward HQ, we are getting very close to the release of my first ever toy. I’ve wanted to produce a toy for years, so when the opportunity arose to work with those fine folks at Disturbia, I obviously leaped at the chance. We’ve been working on it together for a good few months, but it should finally hit the shelves later this month. I’ll keep you posted on full details. If you frequent any of the more discerning toy blogs, you may have spotted it already, but here it is. Hope you like it.
I’ll post full details and specs soon.
It’s nice to be asked to produce work for the same people, so it was a pleasure to work with the good folks in Circa Survive, once again. They asked for a new merch design to take out with them on tour, so I obviously agreed.
Finally, for now, I was recently asked to produce a poster for a band that I have loved for a long, long time, Dinosaur Jr. Now, when I say recently, I mean recently. The initial email request came last Monday. After a few emails back and forth to establish some details, it was decided that the show they needed a poster for was the following Monday. Now, I usually work at somewhat of a snail’s pace. I’m methodical, and, for better or worse, the work I make takes a long time. So, given the challenge of designing, printing and delivering the poster within the space of four days, I considered the challenge on.
In terms of the design, I wanted to somehow tap into the melodic wall of noise, that is Dinosaur Jr. and I can only hope I managed a small part of that. I have, as always, been looking at Ernst Haeckel’s Art Forms in Nature, so that played a large part in the formulation of the poster.
So, after getting the design sorted in the shortest amount of time I have ever spent doing a poster, I handed over the files to the ultra talented Mr. Tommy Davidson, who managed to work until the wee early hours (because I’d chosen to use four colours, in spite of the tight deadline. Sorry Tommy), and get this beast printed, just in time for me to drive over the Manchester, deliver the posters, and have my face melted by Dinosaur Jr.
One week poster, no problem.
The posters will be available at the show on Monday, and I will have a very, very small number for sale on my site at some point next week.