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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Billy Twigg and the Storm of Shadows

An English teenager is moments away from a death more horrific than anyone could possibly imagine. Billy Twigg has no recollection of how he’s come to be lying broken and exhausted in the demolished remains of a famous national landmark until a fraction of a second before he is to be killed. Then he remembers everything in a deluge of nightmarish memories that are too crazy to believe, yet too shattering to ignore.
Dreams can come true. Nightmares too.

Voting is now open on Amazon's Kindle Scout site. Head on over to read an extract from the book and give it a vote if you like it.

Look for web links there for more Billy Twigg related shenanigans.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Rio Olympics countdown...



For the last few months I’ve been leading the charge on the Rio Olympic Games graphics package for Graphic News in London. With help from artist Mike Tyler, (and a footy graphic from Chris Dinsdale) we’ve produced what we hope is our best ever Olympic Games graphics package.

We've constructed 60 event graphics for traditional print clients, plus I've just finished designing Graphic News' unique responsive versions, which target smartphones and mobile devices with graphics tailored to fit those screens. We also have a smattering of fully interactive web versions for events that benefit from such a treatment, designed by Ben Mullins and Phil Bainbridge.



Here are a couple of my full-size samples from the above thumbnails, Golf and Rugby Sevens — incidentally both historic Scottish sports now about to find a global Olympic audience.




As well as covering all the events, we have even more graphics available, such as logos, pictograms, calendars, Torch relay guides etc. And we’re not done yet. With two months to go until the big event, we’re beavering away on a set of feature graphics to come out in a timely fashion before the August 5 Opening Ceremony.

If you'd like to feature our Olympic Games graphics in your publication, then head on over to our website for a look at the full catalogue, or request a no obligation quote from here.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Modular smartphone design...

Here are a series of Adobe Illustrator screen shots from a graphic I created last November, showing how a new eco-friendly cell phone is constructed. It was surprisingly fiddly to do – drawing electronics is rather like drawing buildings.

I started out with a few component photos from Fairphone's website, and a useful video showing it disassembling. Then I traced all the elements as flat shapes that fitted together (image 2) and began the lengthy process of extruding all the elements.

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The finished infographic, complete with labels


This image, and 1000s of other quality infographics,
can be seen (and purchased) at Graphic News.
More of my work can be seen here.



Monday, June 22, 2015

He's back! Again. But how?

Are you trying to figure out what the hell the new Terminator Genisys movie plot is about, and in the process tying your noodle up in knots? Then worry no more. My clear and simple graphic explains all.

Erm, okay, it's not immediately clear, and it's not that simple... but it is easier to understand than reading a slab of text about it!

(Click the image to enlarge)

The hi-res graphic is available to download from Graphic News.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Marvel's Cinematic Universe...

I had fun putting this bad boy together, giggling away as I thought about getting paid for drawing superheroes!

(Click to enlarge)

As ever, the hi-res files are available to download from Graphic News here.

Friday, April 10, 2015

So the Shroud of Turin might be real after all!

I've had fun working on this for a few days. I had no idea that a couple of years ago they'd carbon dated it again and found it was from the era of Jesus. The Shroud goes on public display in Turin for 10 weeks from April 19.

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As an aside, there is a very good Shroud app for iPad. I used it for this graphic and it was really useful. It's packed full of really interesting nuggets of info (albeit badly translated from Italian into English). You can download it here.

Graphic News subscribers can download hi-res versions of this graphic here.