Friday, 13 January 2017

UNREMARKABLE: The Final Months

Watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is just making it more confusing / more apt that I am posting images I made a year ago designed for use 2 months ago, but I'm not one to leave things unfinished. Here are the final pieces of the UNREMARKABLE calendar desktop background series, which will at least be useful for you future explorers in November 2017. November was actually one of my favourite designs, featuring Netherlands' first Car-Free Sunday, for the mismatch of coloured hair, the signage, and the decisive 'NO' in the heading.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Hey Girl Dreamer!

Here, in the next instalment of the Byng Inc. temporary tattoo files, I give you a special design for girldreamers everywhere! Designed for mOmhead's second Girl's Night In event at Impact Hub Birmingham, I wanted to make something pretty yet powerful, incorporating the Girl Dreamer colours with a bold outlined tattoo aesthetic. Not only does that give the tattoo some visual weight, it also makes it stand out well on a range of different skin tones; something important to consider when using this medium, as the white paper areas become transparent.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Eye Candy Festival

Bet y'all were worried when I posted on Halloween night and then didn't return 'til next year, huh? *shuffles awkwardly* Well, I came back! Those ghouls couldn't defeat me, even if they did beseech me with a hectic winter.

And now who is this smug little pug? Well, it's me, 2016 me that is, with a victorious (read: weary) smile having made it to St Martin in the Bullring for 10am (just) after about 30 minutes sleep, back on October 1st. What was this in aid of? I hear you cry. And I only really need 2 words for my answer: EYE CANDY. Organised by the brilliant creators of Fused magazine, once a year design, graphic art and illustration are the words on everybody's lips as Birmingham gets the Eye Candy treatment, previously with bespoke commissions adorning the city's spaces and this year complete with an Art & Illustration fair (seen here avec tired me) along with a pop-up store.