Monday, 29 April 2013

Skylark Cottage

It’s always good to get outside at lunchtime and explore the countryside of Stevington, especially when it’s sunny. I’m surprised that after 6 months of lunchtime walks there are still new places to discover. For example this derelict old railway cottage.

It seems to mimic the shape of a Cornish tin mine from this angle, no?

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The skies are always blue…

…when I use my Pentax film camera.

These photographs range from; last September graduation week in Cornwall (plus one taken outside my house before leaving), to March in Cornwall (including Truro cathedral) and April in Oxford. Oh, and there’s the odd one of my cat as well.

Bude, St Michael’s Mount and St Antony’s lighthouse.
Truro cathedral.
And Oxford.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Gargoyles and grotesques

Along with my liking of skulls, another macabre thing that I love is gargoyles. Which goes along nicely with my admiration of gothic architecture (or gothic-style), particularly cathedrals – although I’m not even the slightest bit religious I can still appreciate the beauty of the building.

“A gargoyle is a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a spout to carry water clear of a wall.” – thanks Apple dictionary.

I bought this small book of Oxford’s gargoyles and grotesques last weekend, which has some great examples. Some of them very amusing too.

I design records

Yes, that’s right, it is now plural!

Check The EP out on Behance for more photos. Or my website.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Work in progress

I’ve been drawing lettering in Illustrator this afternoon for an LP sleeve that I am working on, see more on my Behance portfolio.

I’ve also added my Cornwall Film Festival 2013 work to Behance, I should update my website as well… soon.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A beautiful day in Oxford

Me and Kat*, who I work with, have been planning a trip to Oxford since Christmas time. It’s now mid-April and we finally made it. I think given today’s glorious sunshine and vaguely warm temperature it was well worth the wait. Kat studied in Oxford so she was able to show me around today – I’ve only been a couple of times and would definitely get lost by myself.

*I realise that should have been ‘Kat and I’ but I’m breaking the rules, alright?

Kat’s favourite building in Oxford.
Posh lawns (that you cannot touch).
Natural History Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum.
So many awesome masks.
Totem pole!
Chinese writing implements.
Building used in Harry Potter? I was more interested in the tree.
Riverside walk.