Friday, 13 November 2009

Old soaks

Drew some classic alcoholics.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Look! Stop! Listen! Look!

This is a job I worked on about a year ago.. and in true Strickson style is taken a year to put it within sniffing distance of the internet. sorry... A wonderful new series of road safety videos and prints for the Department of Transport devised by Smith and Foulkes at Nexus and Leo Burnett; I had the great pleasure of working with them helping design the font in the titles. It was a brilliant experience, and I'm chuffed to bits with the outcome - (it just took me ages to tell you)

Client: Department for Transport
Title: ‘The Boy Who Didn't Stop Look and Listen’
Length: 1 x 40″
Production Company: Nexus Productions
Director: Smith & Foulkes
Executive Producers: Chris O’Reilly and Charlotte Bavasso
Head of Production: Julia Parfitt
Producer: Melody Sylvester
Production Assistant: Denise Abraham
Character Designer: Mustashrik Mahbub
Project Lead: Mark Davies

Getting wiggy wit' it (sorry.)

I've been working on this for a while - heres my wigtastic wigular drawings! I think it would make a cracking teatowel.

Prangsta work

In a quest to conquer most fields of work, I have begun working with the incomparable Melanie Wilson and Prangsta on a new press pack, and generally helping her and the team make it the most successful costumiers on the world. AIM HIGH PEOPLE

Here is some work in progress.

I had a summer part 2 (v unartistic.)

I went and did a bit of European travelling like innit. Someone's got to.

Berlin again... most of it spent indoors. Went to see my friends exhibtion at Neurotitan which was a bit good; 'Urban Witches Not Bitches' Included the work of Rubbish Fairy, Diana Arce, Fake Mistress, Legs Akimbo of the ace Team Plastique and Lucy A. Roberts and kind of raped your eyes in a very good way.

The there was the usual round of soviet war memorials and cheap karaoke.

(MC Gaff E on the mic. There is none better. )

Then a bit of being a Parisian! TWICE!

More about the second visit later... that was work related, and therefore slightly more relevant than this load of holiday snaps no ones probably the slightest bit interested in....

I had a summer part 1

You know how it is, you get busy then forget to update anything for about 6 MONTHS. Here's a few new things.

Gaggle has kind of gone a bit mental, and we've been all over the shop lately; a Radio 1 session in Maida Vale.

Cardiff for Swn Festival (thanks to the rather wonderful Huw Stephens of Radio 1)

(Photo by the wonderful Danny North)

Doing our video for the 'upcoming hot fresh new' single 'I Hear Flies'

(picture by hot stuff Sarah McClean)

OMG indeed. Aaaaaaaaand we're off the Transmusicales festival in Rennes in Brittany in December! How SPECIAL.

When not gallavanting, I've been doing some pics for the Gaggle website that will soon to be in existence. i hope. maybe eventually...

One of the page icons
Random bits of stuff,
And a prototype mountain, of course.

And I've decided to become a professional face painter. Goodbye cruel illustration world.