24 August 2011

Nightmare High sneak peak

Flesh eating teachers, brain scanning machines, evil sky rockets and the most mighty packed lunchbox in the history of the universe all feature in Nightmare High, a new game from Channel Four which Somethin' Else and our brilliant collaborators at Player Three and Coney been lovingly crafting throughout 2011.

The game is designed to help 10-13 year olds as they move up to big school, and with life transitions in general. Unfortunately for the players the game starts seconds before reality explodes and they end up in the worst type of big school imaginable. Their mission is to fix reality by playing through fourteen episodes of brilliant chaos, with the help of some fanciful friends and terrifying teachers (thanks to @neillieb and @neilrichards, the script and story-writers).

The character design and illustration style was conceived by myself at Fiasco Design, and further developed by Player Three. The game launches in September 2011, just in time for the new school year.

19 August 2011

See No Evil 2011

This week has seen the otherwise bleak Nelson Street in Bristol transformed into a walk through gallery and with 2 days left of painting still to go, it is looking incredible.
Crews and painters from all over the world and the UK have converged on what has become a concrete playground. Talents and legends by the names of Tats Crew, Nick Walker, Inkie, El Mac and Mr Jago have all been involved and helped to transform a bleak, grey street in Bristol into Europe's most ambitious urban art event.

I will be posting up more photos as the days go on so do keep those peepers locked and if you're in the area over the coming days or weeks, be sure to pop down. You won't be disappointed.

For more info on all things evil visit the See No Evil website here.

15 August 2011

Aryz goes big for See No Evil event

This week see's the launch of Europe's most ambitious street art event. See No Evil has been curated and put together by Bristol's own Inkie and will bare witness to some of the worlds most renowned urban artists. International artists such as Tats Cru, El Mac and UK based artists Nick Walker and Zeus will take to the derelict Nelson St and transform and otherwise lifeless street into a walk through art gallery.

This event promises to be big and Spanish artist Aryz has already set the bar with this massive one-man piece painted over this weekend. If this is a sign of things to come, then you don't want to miss out on this weekend's events.

For more info on everything going on this weekend, check out the See No Evil website here.

5 August 2011

Orange Wednesdays

The lovely folk at Poke London got in touch with me and asked if I'd like to help them with a competition they were running on behalf of Orange Wednesday. In anticipation of the launch of the new Captain America film, Orange were offering a free trip to New York for the best superhero alternative as suggested by fans of their Facebook page.

Peoples suggestions were archived and the best 2 from each day were sent on to me to illustrate.
The competition ran for a week and resulted in me producing 16 unique superhero characters which I have now put into one neat A3 poster.

If you'd like to get your hands on one then do let me know, otherwise, I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labour. Big thanks to Martin and Scott at Poke London for putting the work my way.

2 August 2011

Computer Arts Issue Issue 191

The latest issue of Computer Arts is a bumper issue that features a free 50-page design book, The Incredibly Useful Book for Creative Professionals Vol II and features tips and advice from industry professionals as well as small 5 step tutorial from yours truly on how to create handmade print effects in Illustrator.

Be sure to grab a copy of Issue 191 as it's a great issue jam packed with design advice from some of the best in the business.