PRINTS, SHIRTS & iPHONE CASES AVAILABLE: A typographic honouring of the Tour de France’s 100th year — one of the world’s most difficult races. Like all cycling obsessed people, the start of the Grand Tour season, & particularly the Tour de France, is something I gleefully await each summer.
Any cyclist knows the hallowed stature of Alpe d’Huez. Suffering through 21 vicious bends as your lungs burst & your tires crawl up the same pavement that so many large-legged idols have is an experience second to none. Part of a series honouring the great climbs of the TdF, in it’s 100th year.
Pay-day “money lenders” have been looked at for praying on the financially vulnerable & are coming under greater scrutiny. Like jackals in the dark, they await their prey, effectively mugging them at rates at an excess of 1100% interest.
A picture isn’t worth a thousand words – not this time… Maybe never again for me. How do I show that we’re all complicit? How do I simultaneously say “Je suis Charlie!” and that I want nothing to do with them?! How was I going to respond visually to a few hundred years of systemic Western dominance whose capital-based projects have funnelled wealth, people and resources in one direction at the expense of nearly an entire planet? Whoops! Did you think this was about free speech or freedom or religion? Keep your eye on the prize.
Who doesn’t love drawing forceful human actions?! NO ONE, that’s who! Awhile back, the beautifully designed & extremely well written Oxford American gave me a call to illustrate a feature on Elena Passarello’s story “Harpy”. Anyhoo, the title Harpy got me all riled up & a huge pile of rough work ushered forth from ye olde pen!
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough get a call from Vibe Magazine to work on a portrait of Erykah Badu whereI was happy to give a solid collection of options, ranging from ‘classic portrait’ (chosen for the final) to semi-cubist to imagery inside her silhouetted body.