Thursday, 24 December 2009

TIS THE SEASON

I think Christmas is great, everyday I've been eating myself a few years closer to diabetes and it seems more acceptable to drink decadent/ridiculous alcoholic drinks every night in the season of Yule. I think maybe this year its cooler to like XMAS than to be jaded by it. I think even VICE said it was a DO this year and did a whole article about Nativity Garms..


These are the XMAS BEARS, they live in the north pole and have only read about xmas in Argos catalogues and emails, they dont really know what it is but they are both agreed that they really like it. It makes the harsh winter months of searching for human flesh in the Arctic abyss that bit more bearable.

This is how christmas felt to me as a child (I'm on the right).

The XMAS BEARS, killing it (or completely missing the point).
HAPPY XMO
xxEFF

Monday, 21 December 2009

Thursday, 17 December 2009

TAPESTAPESSTAPESPATES


This is a design I did for EAT A BOOK RECORDS, a record company that I co-founded with the intention of doing nothing. In the end I did even less than that until I designed this for a split tape that Chaz is doing. I formulated this design having not listened to any of the music, I imagine it all sounds like Danzig.
xx

Monday, 7 December 2009

HELLSMERE SCHOOL OF ART AND CRIME

I recently enrolled in a Drawing BA at Hellsmere School of Art, the course is quite intense ( I have to do pretty much 7.30pm to 2.00am everyday, and the enrollment initiation was something quite distressing involving an aggressive plastic rat that I don't wish to talk about) but I feel I'm settling in ok. The first brief was to design a tattoo that I will have to get on my ankle if I step out of line again.
Non-Gay Love (formerly known as bromance) is a big part of the Hellsmere ethos and if ever a students love for their mates is put under question they have to shotgun a high percentage premium to show their love is fo real. I However will never have that problem and during our life drawing class (drawing from a real life book) I chose this pose and caption as it indicates the pressure I felt under at the time whilst also remembering that it is love that has the world in motion...

This is the culmination of my first term and also one of my first collaborative pieces with Fam Pallet Taylor, though we are encouraged to come up with multiple metaphorical meanings (or multi metis) for our work I instead decided to come up with a powerful image about how religion is essentially about Jesus loving his mates until he is crucified into the abyss because one of his mates was a bastard.
I look forward to my next term where I will be having lectures on "the Grotesque and the Sublime" from Kyle Dave Platts and "How to be a Modern Urban Boy" by T slates.
xx

SINGING LIKE ANGELS. LOOKING LIKE PRICKS

This is a drawing I did of me and my band pals on stage. This is somewhere in the middle of Le Sur Mer, probably the line about John Terry.
xx

Saturday, 5 December 2009

GNARPOCAYLPSE

This Wednesday was the Square One premiere and it was the most insane thing thats happened ever. We all went to hell and back and didnt come back, powerwalked into the abyss, stared death in the eye and other sorts of elaborate ridiculous things like that. Needless to say this was the only thing I could produce the day after. Roll on Square One Two..