I’ve been playing around with a more graphic approach to some of my drawings which has been interesting. Stripping things back a little and using simple bold line, however this won’t last very long as I can’t stay away from using texture and colour for too long.
Retail News - Showrooming
Here’s a new editorial I produced for the Toronto based Retail News Magazine last month illustrating the concept of ‘showrooming’
The article explains how some customers of the 21st century now go in-store to investigate and handle certain products but then purchase online or on their mobile devices.
Bobby and the Bubble Car
I’ve recently been working with the brilliant Joe Bichard on some short looped animations to be shown at Latitude festival this weekend. We also decided to make some fun gifs out of the work we produced and here’s one of them.
It was so nice to work on something more challenging that also had a really open brief! More footage from the collaboration to come over the next few weeks but I’ll leave you with this mesmerising bouncy bubble car for now.
Drapers Magazine - Keeping pace with customers
Here’s the inside double page spread of the work I produced for Drapers Magazine recently. Another one relating to the blurring boundaries between online and in-store shopping.
Drapers Magazine - Multichannel Report
An editorial illustration for a feature on the blurring boundaries between in-store, online and mobile device shopping for Drapers magazine.
Shop Magazine - Map
Shop Magazine have recently started commissioning illustrators to produce a series of maps for their publications and I was lucky enough to be asked to produce four. This image is my favourite of the bunch and is based upon Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic.
Lots of new work uploaded to my website today for you to check out including more LP covers for the Mock ‘N’ Roll project and this magazine cover I produced for SHOP Magazine earlier this year, hope you enjoy!
Cristo Marinez - Scarlet Fever
Here’s the first promo image from my Mock ‘N’ Roll collaboration with Lord Whitney
We now have ourselves a fine tumblr which hosts these fictional stars alongside lots of behind the scenes photography. Click the link below to check it out.
Please feel free to go and follow us over there, thanks guys!
Mock ‘N’ Roll - Behind the Scenes
However now we need your help more than ever. Mock ‘N’ Roll is a self funded exhibition, we’ve produced 20 new pieces of work and now we need to make the show as spectacular as originally planned. You can donate here to our Indiegogo page and get lots of interesting prints/goodies thrown your way. If we raise enough funds we can hopefully take this show on the road and exhibit the work in London!
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Mock ‘N’ Roll
Illustrator Jack Hudson has once again teamed up with 3D image-making duo Lord Whitney, this time to produce a body of work inspired by the most vibrant, iconic, and downright weird record covers in history.
Jack and Lord Whitney have created an entire back catalogue of LP cover designs for a series of fictitious musical artists. This exhibition will launch you into a sonic time warp where only the best bits from an era rich in music and visuals are permitted. Doves will cry. Hair will spontaneously perm.
This feast for the senses will be equally delicious to eyes and ears, with established musical artists penning original songs inspired by these outré artworks.
Expect the private view to bring a touch of Club Tropicana to Leeds, complete with colour, music, and exotic fruit-based beverages. Just remember to remove your rose tinted aviators, and you may be able to spot some of the ‘real’ superstars themselves…
Blurb Written by Ben Welch
JH, LW and The Slicks
Here’s a 'A step into the Third Dimension' team shot, big thanks to our models Joe and Isaac who I think did a cracking job whilst also looking slicker than ever!
I must say it was an interesting moment when these two fellows walked into the studio after costume and make-up, definitely a surreal experience that I won’t forget!