This is my submission for Blurppy's Poster Posse Project 6, X-MEN Days of Future Past. As much as i love the design of the original sentinels in the comics i grew up with, I think there is something very cool yet menacing about the redesign. With that in mind i wanted to show the possible dystopian future that awaits all if track wins.
This is my recent creation. 'Cthulhu the Destroyer' it started out life as one of Ubisoft's DIY art toys 'Eerz'. This is part of an office initiative at Red Central (my place of work). I had hundreds of ideas of what i could make using the blank rabbit and i settled on the idea of HP Lovecraft's 'Cthulhu'. This was the first time i used milliput to sculpt the features, and this project took four evenings from start to finish.
I was lucky enough to be asked by Mike Peters of 'The Alarm' to re-design the album cover of 'Declarlation' for their 30th aniversary tour this year. Below is the fruit of my labour plus some extra graphics to be used on the tour.
This is what Mike Peters had to say about the album cover.
The album's artwork has even had a major overhaul and is no less impressive. "I met a young designer named Daniel Shearn who has done some sterling work in graphics for film and theatre companies I was aware of, and commissioned him to redraw a new Declaration sleeve. I was not expecting the vision he brought to the project. As soon as I saw what Daniel had done, I could see instantly that he had kept the integrity of the original and added to it. It totally works with the new album, yet still reflects the spirit of the original most beautifully".
I am starting this new year with the mantra to be more involved with other online communities of artists & bloggers. I have recently joined the illustrious Poster Posse and below is my first contribution. Don Thompson who curates Blurppy runs the posse and he controls the projects, previous projects have been World War Z, Pacific Rim & 47 Ronin.
The Poster Posse is made up of artist from all walks of life from all over the world, so many talented individuals and i feel lucky to be part of this.
These are my posters.
How they should be seen together as if they are facing off.
I was lucky enough to work on 'Orange County Choppers' back in December 2011, given a sweet job to come up with T shirt designs that 'OCC' could sell. I put together three ranges which consisted of 5-6 designs. I sent of the designs and didn't hear anything for ages and then I found out that no sooner they were on sale, they sold out and was going for a reprint, couldn't be happier.
I was approached recently by the lead singer of the 80's band 'The Alarm' to develop some tattoo inspired versions of their iconic poppy logo. Of course i jumped at the idea to do anything tattoo based. I met Mike to get the brief, in a local bar in Bath, the man was down to earth, no heirs and graces, and seems to be the hardest working person in rock, the guy is always gigging.
I would like to start by saying happy new year to all that visit this blog, thanks for the support.
Well 2013 was indeed a whirlwind of activity for me, I worked on the Man of Steel film (consumer graphics). I was lucky enough to design two Gromits for the 'Gromit Unleashed' Project in the fair city of Bristol, which i helped raise £52,000, not too shabby. I worked with great clients like 'Orange County Choppers', Aardman, Mattel & Hasbro. As well as smaller freelance clients who have kept me very busy this past year.
In 2013 I attended the mighty (geeky) 'San Diego Comic Con', it was like dying and going to geek heaven, it is truly my Mecca. Such a great experience which i will hopefully experience again in the near future.
So what does 2014 hold for me? First and most importantly I will be welcoming a new addition to my family in April, so very excited (& nervous). I have recently become involved with the 'Poster Posse' which i have just finished my first submission, which i hope will become a long and growing friendship. I'm also learning to drive at long last, so watch out UK. I will be working on at least two of this years biggest films, and two more for 2015. I can officially welcome the 80's band 'The Alarm' as one of my clients.