AQUARIUS CLEANING POSTCARDS

A friend of mine asked me to help them out with some postcard designs for a newly set-up cleaning business.
They didn't really have much time or much of an idea of what they wanted. So I decided to run with the retro theme as it seems to be selling ANYTHING at the moment (that and I watch far too much Mad Men).
Most importantly, the business had no logo so I worked on that first. I love working in a really quick time-frame, it means you have to make a decision on whether or not you have time to keeping fannying around or not. Anyway, I quite like the logo.. nothing too serious, which is always good.
So busy with other projects and work still at the moment so this was just a couple hour's work but hopefully does the job!

JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Here's a quick test of some 3D text. I am aware there are a few letters missing their red front, but I'm trying to iron out some problems moving Illustrator to Maya. Gotta love how temperamental it is! Also the beanstalk is just a stand-in for the time being. It'll be growing around the letters and have leaves and beans sprouting too.


Anyway, this is a wee job from the guys at Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth. They're performing 'Jack & the Beanstalk' as their Christmas panto and wanted to put in some animated sequences.
I've never really had a go at anything like what the project entails and I'm pretty stoked to be honest, to learn loads of new stuff! One of the biggest obstacles is that some of the sequences are to be projected in 3D (yep, glasses an' all) so I need to make the most of things flying off etc.
I'll be uploading some more stuff shortly but to see it all, you'll just have to get some tickets ;)


*UPDATE
A little more progress. Pretty happy with how the beanstalk's coming along!


ODE TO A GREAT: SAUL BASS

I honestly couldn't ever have too much of Saul Bass' work.
Here's a little tribute poster. Bit quick and scruffy but nonetheless I came across some of his work that I had saved and not looked at in a while so felt pretty inspired to do something.
Hope you like..

SHAKESPEARE

I'm currently working my ass off to get some money for the summer, so haven't really got that much time on my hands right now. However I've had this idea for a short for quite a while now and thought I'd share a concept piece for it.
Obviously growing up in Stratford, this dude has held a mighty influence over me and I really want to do something to show it. If you don't know who this guy is well, duh.. Shakespeare, of course.
Trying to find 'my style' at the moment so experimenting with different painting methods. This one is heavily influenced by Avner Geller. If you haven't come across his work, you need to!
*swoon*
Anyway, will hopefully get some time to work on this concept soon and will upload some more stuff.