This illustration began life as a poster for a Twisters Bar Halloween event, but was ultimately rejected in favour of something else. I was still happy with it, not least because it was my first entirely digital illustration.
In 2011 I proposed a new brand identity for UK comic retailer Ace Comics. My approach was to create something sharp and contemporary that would appeal to both established comic fans and newcomers to the medium.
Unfortunately the new identity was never used due to financial reasons within the company.
Glyph were hired by the Sudbury Rugby Club for some print design work, and I was charged with the task of injecting new life into their mascot: Sudbury Sam, the Rugby Man.
Originally introduced in the 1980s, the character had fallen out of usage at the club and an entire generation of new youth players weren’t aware of him. Given free reign for rejuvenation, I decided to transform him from the dumpy, beer-swilling joke character to someone that younger players could actually aspire to.
Broad but lean, strong but friendly, and still cartoony and mis-proportioned enough to be fun, the final product took inspiration and features from the original but added a whole new aspect to him which was much appreciated by the club.
Website for my Dad, David Stone, who is a very talented oil painter.
It’s an extremely basic portfolio site offering a simple lightbox gallery for his various series of paintings.
Through my work at Glyph I recently drew a series of illustrations of children’s toys in a bright and child-like style for Red Pepper Marketing. Each toy represented a different service that they offer. I went for an especially simplistic style to give them a sense of friendly lightheartedness.
Photography taken several years ago when I used to be in a band. We’d all get together in the drummer’s home made practice studio (his parent’s garage that was ‘soundproofed’ with lots of layers of carpet and egg boxes) and jam for hours, fuelled by beer and cigarettes.
After posting them on my Flickr account they were noticed and some of them subsequently purchased by a design studio in London for use on a major UK music body’s website.
Branding and stationery set for Zen Beauty Salon.
The logo was inspired by Japanese zen gardens, crossed with the clients desired butterfly icon. The general aim was to give the business a sense of elegance, peace and serenity, getting across the atmosphere of the salon itself.
Two minimalist illustrations I did based on the Portal series of video games. Words cannot express how much I love those games.
Minimalist poster design for Duncan Jones’ awesome sci-fi movie Moon.
Poster/chart/infographic-thing designed for comic shop Ace Comics to advertise the DC Universe relaunch that happened in 2011. The poster was designed before DC had announced the relaunch would be known at ‘The New 52’.