27 April 2010

Promotional material for the START launch night...

March 19th saw the launch of the START gallery in the heart of Bristol. I created the START logo for the space which was in turn used on the goody bags produced by Chris Dickason and Peskimo as well as on triangular business cards, stickers and a large wall decal for the entrance to the space. As they say "better late than never" and the photos are finally up! 

26 April 2010


I am proud to announce that I have been excepted into the inkygoodness 4 show entitled "Play" to be held at the East Gallery, London in September. There are a whole host of really great artists involved including the incredible McBess, vector wizard Docvek and doodle master Simon Mills. For a full line-up and more details visit the facebook group on the following link:

Live canvas painting @ The Dogstar, Brixton

Myself and Nick Raven were invited down to the Dogstar in Brixton to participate in some live painting for a fundraiser event. The event was entitled Autumn Shift and so we set to work creating an Autumnal themed landscape using only the trusty poscas and some orange paint. It took around three hours and we were both really happy at how it came out. The canvas is to be taken down and sold at auction to the highest bidder. 

9 April 2010

The Illustrated Gazelle

The first edition of the Illustrated Gazelle is now being sent out. The newsletter is designed as a simple way to keep past and perspective clients up-to-date with what I'v been up to. Should you want a copy then please get in touch with me at info@bensteers.com. Many thanks... 

2 April 2010

Bristol Gin

Initial logo design for a Bristol based Gin company aptly named Bristol Gin. Currently in the early stages of designing the labels for the bottles and this logo will feature on the front of the bottle. The logo is hand drawn using a quill pen and ink, which was good fun to do. More coming soon...

Painting at Start the Bus, Bristol

This was a piece that I did for the Start the Bus bar in Bristol. Hitting the wall with an assortment of posca pens and nothing else it took me about 3 hours and I'm really happy with how it came out. The hills are alive to the sound of music...

Common Sense Logo designs

Here is a logo I have designed for the five sections of Bristol based publishing company Common Sense Publishing. The client wanted something that could be adaptable and highlighted the company's green credentials. The five colour logos are to be used across the whole company.

1 April 2010

A Beautiful Machine entry

This is a flattened version of my entry into the "A Beautiful Machine" show put on by John McFaul of McFaul Studio fame. The show is a celebration of the bicycle and all things bike related. 

The piece is based on the Victorian Tall Bike. Tall bikes were used at the turn of the century to help light the gas lamps along the streets. Workers would cycle from post to post, stopping to lean on the post and light the lamp.

 The show is on now and runs until April 9th at the Howies store in Bristol. Check it...