Well finally the board game packaging I designed called BBQ Blitz has been released.
Theres a link below so you can check some product photos out. They should give you a good idea of how it turned out. I was pretty pleased in the end. Should be gettiing a sample any time now from the team over at Educational insights over in U.S.
Had the great pleasure of doing some T-Shirt designs for Marvel Comics (Licence owned by Disney) I was given access to use all they're original line art work and go to town with my own style. It was a great little project and I hope to do more in the new year.
More shinnanagans with Phil Reece this month hooking up with Chemical Records to do a line of Hi end T-Shirts for the consciencious Tee wearer. They will be out to buy in the new year from chemical-records.co.uk Can't wait to get my hands on the finished threads. Look out for my Hero73 Tag on them. Possibly Hoodies too.
Been busy at Aardmans stop motion animating on a commercial for Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce. This won't be released til April so no pics I'm afraid till then.
It was directed by the very talented Merlin Crossingham mostly known for his sterling animation work on Wallace and Gromit and Creature Comfort idents and commercials amongst many other projects.
Been a long while since updating my site. My lovely lady wife Lola and I had a beautiful baby boy 'Vinny' and have dedicated the last 6 months to watching him grow. I've been lucky to have been able to work from home doing Old Mexican wrestling poster style Record sleeve Art for my good friend Phil at DefaceDesign. It's for a distribution company called DMS that have just launched they're new office in Ireland. Theyre the same company Phil and I did Pete Goss's Yacht graphics for. (See ref on Illustration page). I have also been juggling fatherhood with pitches for Wrigley's, SPAM ( Yes It does still exhist and is a massive staple meal in Hawaii apparently??? ) I have also been doing more screen prints which have gone off to auction in Sydney through Art republic. I have also designed the packaging for a company called Educational Insights that focuses on cool board games for kids. I had a lot of fun designing the box for a game called BBQ Blitz which you can see in my Illustration section.
I hooked up with a great comedy writer Ben Thompson from Hoot Comedy. He is a mutual mate of graff artist extrardinaire Inkie. Ben and I subsequently have been working on a very hush hush series idea that will hopefully get kids bouncing off the walls....literally!!! Were all really happy with the art work so far and is super rich in it's look. Sadly I cannot divulge much more but will defo keep you posted. Iv'e also been developing a WII game for a preschool show but thats a slow burner. Again i can't say too much. That's all for the moment. Keep checking in!
Feb / March 2011
Eircom Telecommunications TV Ad and Hotels.com
I have just finished Directing Designning and Animating a cute little job for Aardman Animations,
It's for Eircom Telecommunications. Loads of fun with Russian dolls.
Previous to that I was one of the key animators on a Hotels.com commercial for the U.S and french Canadians. We had to animate the lip synch shots in both languages which was a touch taxing if you don't speak french.
Click on the Images to link through to the ads on youtube...Enjoy!
Double Vinyl Art release:
Kick Started this month with a tidy little job via a couple of good old mates, Phil Reese of Deface Design & Matt Booth. I was briefed with no more than the title 'Crushing the Great North/South Divide which will be a compilation on double CD and Vinyl of fresh music artists from the two poles of the UK. It's great to get such an open brief to just go a bit mental and loose and see what happens. It went down a storm so keep a look out for it. I will post better images soon once it gets pressed and printed. Pink Vinyl....mmm bubblicious!
There will be a phat launch party in Brighton in May me thinks!
Art Print for Ink-Dot:
Decided to join submit a print design for the next up and coming Ink-Dot exhibition in the Gallery above The Howies store, The triangle Bristol. The theme is 'Escape' so I had the idea of a beast escaping the clutches of hunters whilst he himself hunts fresh prey, but to no avail as they too escape off into the sun. Not sure if it's a sad or happy ending???
Launch party is 17th June and the exhibition will run for 2 weeks. The last one had long cues outside so get there early. I have just submitted this design so hopefully it will get picked.
The Tee shirt was an extra. Could be a summer Tee!
Temwa Charity Auction:
I just hand painted a deck for the Temwa Charity Auction. I was give a plain deck and wood stained the character and used a minimal pallette. Hope it fetches a few bob as it's for a very worthy cause building a sustainable future for kids in Malawi. The event is at The Attic Bar bottom of stokes Croft on Friday 21st May.
March 2010 ( See Illustration section for images and older posts)
I thought I would paste up a couple of pics of a quick piece I did in a new bar in East London called 'The Queen of Hoxton'. Other Artists that contributed were, The Pirates, Pete Fowler Eddie Fett, Pure Evil, Stephanie Haddow and Remi and Good Wives and Warriors. I will also be touring with INKIE, CHEO, DYLAN SHIPLEY,FLX in the SECRET WARS doodle Battles. Malmo vs Bristol (27th March @ Secret Venue) then Bristol vs Glasgow (14th May @ Start the Bus Bristol.) Big thanks to all for visiting my works and your kind comments.
If you click through to my Illustration section you will find new bits and pieces. Enjoy!
Oh and please keep the feedback coming. Love and doodles Danny.C HERO73*
2010 Summer is on it's way, so pick up some fresh threads: Mens Tees and Hoodies and girls Vests, Hoodies and Sweats! These are a limited run so get your hands on them before they go!
I will also be selling clothing and Art prints at The Big Chill Bar (Small st Bristol) monthly from 10am-6pm. The next one will be: Valentines Art Market 7th Feb.
Pop in for a Mr Scruff Cuppa and check out the January bargains!