Showing posts from 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.

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, calend

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. (Images can be clicked and expanded) 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 .