When the film adaptation of J. G. Ballard's High-Rise came out I was really keen to do an alternate book cover. It can be challenging to decide on a visual style and look for something that has been adapted onto screen because there are obvious influences that will be different from the original book – but in this case I wanted it to reflect both and to be as much a High Rise movie poster as a book cover.
Having studied architecture at university I have a bit of a soft spot for the brutalist architecture of the 50s and 60s. With this in mind I made this image more of a blueprint or architect's visualisation than a photographic reproduction. It's still very detailed – the high rise itself is stark and imposing but with a much looser graphic flow to the city which almost fades into a cubist pattern.
I wanted the title to accentuate the perspective adding to the feeling of height and power.
Illustration for club night Dirty Bingo's November 5th event inspired by V for Vendetta, Guy Faulkes, and all things bonfirey!
American city street late at night, and some disturbance sets off a car alarm, a nice opportunity to play with some nice lighting effects.
Another image for a music event, this one a batman inspired romp through the stricken city of London's skyline with a touch of indy pop thrown in for good measure.