Monthly Archives: July 2014

Yakuza Games

UPDATE – this piece was selected by the jury for Lürzer's Archive's 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, and will be in the latest book out this summer!

Yakuza Games 200 best illustrators

What started as a bit of fun for an image of paper scissors stone, has become my new favourite illustration! I knew the game had come from China but never realised how popular it is in Japan, which gave me a whole new tangent of ideas to bring into the piece. Sansukumi-ken (three-way deadlock), Yakuza gambling and yubitsume – the possibilities were endless …ish! It also gave me a chance to play with my love of Japanese textile print and tattoos too – a bit of contemporary illustration in a Japanese style. Jankenpon!

I am so happy to have this piece selected by Lürzer's Archive, and be in such good company amongst the 200 best illustrators worldwide today. There are some great artists up there so have a look on their website to see the whole list.

Here are some close ups:

Yakuza Games close up
Yakuza Games extreme close up

Nike LeBron 11

Nike LeBron 11

Here's a piece of promo work I did featuring LeBron James and his new signature basketball shoe the Nike LeBron James 11 (for all you shoe nerds out there it's the parachute gold, King's Pride variation.) The trainer looks great and LeBron is an awesome player, so hopefully I did them both justice, regardless the Nike Lebron pairing is providing us with some awesome, fresh kicks. Anyway here are some close ups...

Nike LeBron 11 close up
Nike LeBron 11 detail