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  • An Apollo 11 mission mix

    Back in August of 2012, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, naval aviator, university professor and astronaut Neil Armstrong died in Cincinnati due to complications from bypass surgery. Like many at the time I was saddened to hear the news, but there was another aspect to his death that affected me in a way different to the…

  • Bleep x tDR x RA

    In November of last year Warp Records retail operation Bleep took over an unoccupied shop in Dalston for three months. In that time they held numerous events including an evening with Ian Anderson (The Designers Republic) and Trevor Jackson discussing graphic design on album covers and posters, the trials and tribulations of working with clients and Pop…

  • 30 years of Solid Steel

    After 30 years Solid Steel in its current format comes to an end. The weekly show format will be replaced by monthly shows in 2019. Solid Steel sparked in me a life long passion for DJing, so it’s a shame to see the regularity of the show to be cut down by so much. However…

  • KidKoral vs. Pantone colour of 2019

    Pantone, I don’t remember you asking… …ok not quite, but close enough.

  • Trevor Jackson x Pre

    Producer and designer Trevor Jackson recently wrapped up a series of releases on a specially set up label whose sole purpose was to share his unreleased music from the last 15 years. What’s made this endeavor particularly interesting beyond the great music is the approach Jackson has taken to the design.   I was first…

  • Inktober 2018 – Week 4

    So the last week of Inktober was a complete write-off. This is something I expected getting deeper into the month. There’s only so many other things you can keep at bay until they need attention. In reality the majority of the work for the last 6 days was done the weekend after it had finished…

  • Inktober 2018 – Week 3

    What worked, what didn’t and what I learned from week three of the Inktober challenge. There’s a clear cadence to these weeks emerging now. doing 3 drawings in the week and 4 at the weekend.  I had been working every day on each daily drawing but wasn’t finding the time in two cases to get…

  • Inktober 2018 – Week 2

    This is my week two look back on Inktober. An opportunity to reflect on what worked, what didn’t and what learnings I should take into the next week. Key reflections I’m still very, very tired! Each drawing it taking approximately between 4-5 hours a day on top of my full-time job. It’s important to rest.…

  • Inktober 2018 – Week 1

    This is a look back at week one in my Inktober adventure. The idea is to reflect on what worked, what didn’t and what learnings I should take into the next week. Key reflections I’m very, very tired! It’s been a big commitment time wise, despite all best intentions and planning in the preceding week.…

  • Inktober 2018

    I’m participating in Inktober this year. As is always the way just before it begins I’m full of hope and optimism that I’ll be able to produce a drawing every single day for the month of October. In reality I have a busy month ahead of me and if previous years are anything to go…