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.
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...
An image originally for a music event, but now available as a high quality limited edition giclee print.
The Plush Initiative, school for the gifted. A place where children's creativity is nurtured and allowed to blossom – aka grafitti school
Illustration for an educational publication, to accompany the song Superstition by Stevie Wonder. Students needed to use the illustration to differentiate from the lyrics and other superstitions not in the song itself.
J'adore – what's not to love, limited edition silkscreen print, pink colourway.
James bond-inspired, bingo-themed illustration – legs eleven!
This is a set of typographic illustrations I did for a Jennifer Overhaus over at Provech Ziel, they help to empower lawyers carve out successful careers, with workshops, programs and Jennifer's book Juggling the Big 3. So it was really about representing the terms used and tying the overall look into the branding of the website.
Here are the others in the set.