May 5, 2009

I think an artist I could really take inspiration from for this project is Ippei Gyoubu. He creates a lot of different human-based characters but they often have a futuristic or stylistic twist to them which makes them not-quite-human.


What I like about this one is the energy and also the restricted colour scheme – roller derby teams often have team colours, so it might be interesting to work with them.




I’ve also managed to discover a game that I desperately wish I had invented:

The aim of the game is to roll things into a ball. Like, everything. Animals and lampposts and food and bowling pins and bins and people and buildings and PLANETS. To the accompaniment of Japanese pop. WIN. You can see just why I’m in love with it from the introduction animation, which you can see here:


It also seems to inspire cuteness in others, such as this little knitted Prince!


Seriously, I really need to learn how to knit.

crazy hair

March 1, 2009


Neil Gaiman’s Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean.

Chiho Aoshima at Gallerie Perrotin

why do some show no mercy

February 27, 2009




White’s Books, former Penguin Books designer David Pearson’s new publishing house, is bringing forth affordable fine editions of the best-loved classics. Renowned artists are commissioned to design the binding for each of these beautifully crafted hardcovers. Petra Borner (a fashion designers that has worked for Louis Vuitton) Stanley Donwood (a wood- and lino-cut artist that is best known for designing Radiohead’s album covers) and Joe McLaren (an illustrator for The Times and Monocle) are just a few of the great designers White’s Books has recruited to create original covers.

badly photographed research

January 26, 2009