Friday, 22 November 2013


To mark the 50th anniversary of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination I created a conspiracy themed screen-print poster.
The print features a quote taken from ‘The Ends of Power’ by H.R Haldeman which reads:
“After Kennedy was killed, the CIA launched a fantastic cover-up. Many of the facts about Oswald unavoidably pointed to a Cuban connection…..In a chilling parallel to their cover-up at Watergate, the CIA literally erased any connection between Kennedy’s assassination and the CIA.”
The type has been pixelated to make it illegible and has been printed with thermochromc ink so that the information disappears when heat is applied. The concept reflects the destruction of information and consequent cover-up that was conducted by the CIA with regards to Kennedy's assassination

I have posted the project on my Behance profile to help me gains some exposure.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


During Johns presentation he set the class a small task asking us to list different ways in which we could contact creatives, studios or agencies.

As discussed in the session thousands of students and designers apply for jobs and studio opportunities on a regular basis, all using similar methods of communication. To get noticed in such a competitive industry is hard, designers need to stand out from the crowd, however this is hard to achieve if you are using one of the common forms of communication. Therefore, I want to use this task as a way of generating some original ways that agencies and studios could be contacted.

I started the task by outlining the common methods of contacts that are used by the majority of people contacting graphic creatives, studios and agencies.

Common methods of contact;
  • Email.
  • Digitally produced letter.
  • C.V
  • Phone call.
  • Text message.

Next, I thought of a list of innovative ways that creatives, studios and agencies could be contacted. I decided to tailor the list so that the methods of contact suit my personal practice, this will allow me to create original responses;
  • A Hand written letter.
  • A creative video.
  • A creatively produced C.V.
  • Sticker pack.
  • Printed stationary.
  • Tailored book or zine.
  • Street art piece outside design agency.
  • Artisan present & letter.
  • Print pack (posters, postcards).
  • Magic.


Recently, I created some lino cut 'Banana Knife' prints as part of one of my primary experiments for the 'Design for Print' module. The print experiment was created with a concept as I didn't want to create a useless piece of work, therefore I designed the 'Banana Knife'  with the intent that the outcomes would be sent to the London based charity art against knives. 

I first heard about 'Art Against Knives' last year when I entered into a Talenthouse design competition that the charity annually head. While producing my outcome for the competition I researched into the charity and reviewed their story, the 'Art Against Knives' team regularly work with 'at-risk' children aiming to secure them education and employment. Its a message that I am more than happy to support, ethical practice forms one of the corner stones of my design practice and therefore creating the prints not only benefits the charity but also me.

Once I had printed some test prints I emailed the 'Art Against Knives' team directly on their website asking if they would consider selling my prints on their online shop, I received the reply displayed below;

Initial reply.

I was asked to send images of the prints so they could see if they were relevant for sale on their online shop.

Finally, I received the email confirming that they wanted the prints and also provided me with their address.

The prints will be sold on this website when they arrive in London.

After receiving the conformation email I produced a set of twenty prints on thick 190-gsm water colour paper, I then numbered the prints and signed the bottom left hand corner.

Finally, I purchased some padded A5 envelopes to protect the prints in the post, for extra protection I also cut an A5 sheet of grey mount board to keep the envelope rigid.