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Some friends of mine are opening a café/bar/venue sometime this year in the Southside of Glasgow with the intention of providing the area with a much needed arts hub.

The Glad Cafe wants to provide a space where people can come together in and across different spheres of activity, philosophies, cultures and age groups to share ideas and to foster and showcase creativity.

With there being such a bunch of talented folks in the Southside, it seemed like a good idea for The Glad Café to create a zine to showcase some of their writings and artwork. The Glad Rag was designed by good friend and former bandmate (Silver Caves), Dan Bryant, and follows a beautiful minimal and restrained style throughout. Sadly, Dan was tragically killed last year. I loved his musical and graphical style, particularly his gig posters which you can see on his site: Wool. The Glad Café had a great launch party last week for the first edition of The Glad Rag with lovely music from Adam Stearns and the Glass Animals and a reading from the very engaging Alan Bissett. I think everyone agreed that this first issue of The Glad Rag was a great and fitting tribute to Dan and his talent.

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More stuff from the attic. My Dad was pretty bad for never chucking anything out, which, although farsically clutterful, meant he kept some pretty cool things, like these lovely headers from Airfix bag kits of the 50s & 60s. Not sure exactly what it is in particular that attracts me to these so much, but the combination of nice retro colours, fonts and vehicles works for me. Zodiac illustration as my wallpaper for a bit I think. More below the fold or you can view them all on flickr.

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Been going through a whole load of interesting boxes from my parents attic recently and have come across some very nice vintage items like this Sekonic cinecam, but I’ve also found some great graphics and imagery too. Above is a selection of some scans I took of reel-to-reel tape boxes that belonged to my Grandad, you can see the full set here. It amazes me the effort that would have had to go into the printing of these kind of materials back then. Loving the Philips dots in particular, reminiscent of some of the record sleeves I’ve seen on Project Thirty Three.

Below is a nice design that I scanned from an electric blanket box, pretty funkadelic for a Boots own brand product I thought.

The cinecam I found also came with a mini manual that the below images came from. Amazing Ilford logomark.

Did a couple of new colourways of the What Goes Around print from the Idioms series which you can get here.

Had the pleasure of stumbling on Mike Lemanski’s site the other day. Beautiful colour palettes and vintage feel in his work.

A friend of mine, Barbara, asked me to do a portrait of her man Will who’s an engineeryperson, the result of which is above. It was for his birthday which is today, Barbara’s the one chomping his cheek on the left.

More of my portraits can be viewed here

Just updated my site with the last college assignment I had, which was to produce artwork for a campaign intended to get drivers out of their cars and onto their bicycles. Fun and games with type gradient meshes in Illustrator I tell ye. Campaigns such as this often tend to be quite aggressive with the delivery of their message, but I wanted to get my point across in a more subtle and hopefully more effective manner. The logomark may be a bit of a nod to Otl Aicher’s 1972 Munich Olympic’s pictograms but worked too well with the OYB not to go with it.

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