Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Kill your idols

When I met Gerald Scarfe at Hay festival I told him that i spent my angst ridden teenage years listening to Pink floyd and looking at his drawings. His formative years were spent bed ridden as he was suffering from chronic asthma, which led him to spend hours drawing and making little sculptures. This is evidence of Malcom Gladwell's Outliers theory that the amount of time spent honing a skill or a craft from an early age is essential in the pursuit of success. Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness.

Monday, 18 May 2009

"lets go down..."

a resurrected leap froggin', see sawin' drawin' with harry malt...

let the games begin!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

THE SMALL PRINT presents OFFSET 2009, Nov 6th-8th, Dublin

Dublin is the largest town in the world, and im very excited to be a part of this event ...

James Jarvis for Nike - delicious!!!

Onwards from AKQA on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

frequently asked Questions !

I am often asked to answer questions by students about life as an illustrator and my sources of inspiration, I sometimes don't get chance to respond to these questions, which are, invariably variations on the same line of inquiry.

Having just read a couple of other illustrators thoughts on the subject, I am inclined to agree with what they say and urge you to read and digest :

(ps. dont even get me started on magazines that offer tuition and step-by-step guides on "how to be an illustrator")