Saturday, 18 September 2010

Another Stuffed Toy

A belated 21st present for a friend.

Bestival 2010

Bestival 2010 on the Isle of White - had an awesome time!

The theme this year was fantasy, so I decided to dress as a Centaur. Good fun but unfortunately on the Saturday when everyone dressed up it rained heavily, and my stuffed rear legs seemed to drag behind me in the mud like two massive turds.

Got quite into face painting this year too...


Set in the wasteland of a student garden in Peckham, 'We Kids' have some fun, testing my new camera.

Streetwalker from Jimmy Patrick on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Monday, 12 July 2010

Save Our Souls Fair

The Camberwell 3rd year illustrators stormed into the working world with a really stunning graduates show on Shorditch High Street - we're gonna have a massive task to try and top it!

They had a market on the sunday which a few of us second years went down to sell stuff at. I made some more little stuff toys and keyrings with Megan; pretty different to any of the stuff there (mainly printed), which worked in our favour I guess because we made quite a bit of dosh.

And of course Joe Kessler was there with his Rolling Sea Riso Poster Pack, which I entered. They all looked great, and it was the first time I got to see mine in the flesh.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Riso Book

I have been given the honour of being asked by Joe Kessler to do an image for a Risograph book he's making this week. Hopefully it's going to print something like this:

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


I did Lithography last year, but I've just finished a workshop to recap and learn some more techniques.

A simple three colour image to start, drawn from a famous band photo.

Another three colour print based on the old 1963 film by Don Chaffey - amazing film! With this print we were using the three primary colours yellow, red and blue, but lithography inks are slightly transparent so you can layer them to create new colours. I was really trying to crack this and gain the full spectrum (orange, purple and green).

The final print we did was a 'reversal', which is a surprisingly long process to print the positive and negative areas of the drawing in seperate layers. However it does mean you can play around with the registration of the layers and off-set them slightly, as I did in the red print.

Sunday, 6 June 2010


About two weeks ago I had an exhibition on Brick Lane with six other people on my course. Although it is something we will be marked on, it was called an 'External Group Project', so the tutors had almost no input into what we did. We formed our own groups based on our skills, interests and what we wanted to get out of the project, and then organised everything ourselves with progress reports to the tutors every two weeks.

This was the team:

Lizzie Towndrow
Bea Wilson
Matthias Geisler
Kunyalala Ndlovu
Megan Sinclair
Spencer Walton
And me!

We connected on the basis that many of us worked in 3D, we wanted to make work that was at least partly interactive, and we wanted to be quite playful, not deadly serious.

The project ran from before easter, but balancing it with the other competition projects etc was difficult, especially with quite a large group. So, work didn't really start until after the easter break. We did manage to confirm a great venue quite early, so we had just under a month to fill it!

The space is inside the Weiden & Kennedy offices, and we were super lucky to get it for free in such a great location. W&K are a global advertising agency (do stuff for Nokia etc) and Alex Bec from 'It's Nice That' (who was helping the tutors review our projects) pointed us in their direction and lovely Laura Vent gave us this space on the spot!

The concept we proposed was a play-room for adults, trying to get young working people to relax and play in a more creative and imaginative way. We individually began imagining the space and what would go inside it, to make sure we were all on the same page.


We began working anywhere, anytime, often until crazy hours of the morning. We used a lot of cardboard, gathering it from the street, skips and supermarkets. We gathered so much I think I began to see cardboard when it wasn't even there. This is some lettering Matthias designed that I translated into 3D.



 This is a little collaboration I did with Lizzie at her house. We made two foam racers on wheels that you straddle while someone else pulls you along....pretty bizzare but ticks the box for adult play I think.



 Lizzie and I also went to the space a week before set-up to paint a mural on a garage door. This was to be a permanent feature, and our groups gift to the agency for lending us the space. We projected one of Matthias' robots and traced from that, but painting on to a corrigated garage door is extremely long!


The digital work Mattias had been doing was great, designing the logo and inventing these beautiful robots, so we were able to create e-flyers and screen printed posters, and spread the word via Facebook and It's Nice That.

We were only allowed to use the space for a single night exhibition on Thursday, but we had a shop window (next to Absolute Vintage) for the entire week to try and bring people in. I wanted to make a big impact here so a lot of my time went into this. I made the big 3D logo, and then a strange chase scene suspended above (except Lizzie's eagle).

The main exhibition was up three floors from the shop-front, so we had a big stairwell we could decorate to guide people up. Megan, Spencer and Bea did a collab on this using coloured electrical tapes.

The focal point of own exhibition space was an enormous cardboard fort built mostly by me and Matthias on the exhibition day (non-stop!). Initially we were thinking of constructing only half of it and allowing the rest to be built by visitors on the night, but decided against the mess! The fort was full of bean bags and shelves with sweets - somewhere to chill.

This was Bea's baby - a walk-in photobooth that was a bit like Twister in that you had to touch different coloured shapes on the walls and floor, forcing you into awkward positions with other people. Photos were then taken and a massive collection was uploaded on to Flickr for everyone to laugh at:

The two racers that Lizzie and I made had a track marked around the cardboard fort - great fun!

Megan made a cardboard city with the help of Spence and Matthias, into which we placed a tv hooked up to a SEGA Megadrive. This was then projected on to a massive screen looking over the space with a HD projector. Sonic? Streetfighter? Quality!

The space had some great adjustable lighting rigs which Kunyalala (Kone) used to hang colourful shapes of MDF as mobiles. He also cut and painted some simple toy cars too, which were scattered about the place.

We had a small shop at the exhibition selling screen-print posters that Matthias and Bea made, and also screen-printed aprons that me and Lizzie made, with different costumes on (knight, mermaid, cowboy, robot). We had a bar with free nibbles and booze including Skittles Vodka.

The night was a great success. It was busy but with a nice relaxed atmosphere. After the show finished we let off a chinese lantern in the car park to commemorate the end of our hard work. The night was filmed by Weiden&Kennedy too, with interviews, so wait for that film, may be quite embarrassing!