Haven’t posted any design stuff up for a while. Been too busy sorting stuff out for our album. Spent most of my time doing videos, artwork and going to London for mixing. It’s been fun but pretty tedious, especially as I cannot show anyone anything for a while.
We get the final mastered copy of the album back next week. We are gonna put up a video for one of the songs around Christmas, it will be the first thing anyone will see or hear from the album so I’m pretty excited.
Been mostly in the studio for the past few months recording the Swound! album. Only design stuff I’ve done is for a band called Free Energy. They are too rad so check them out. They asked me to design a shirt and tour poster. Here’s the T-shirt design..
Get the shirt here:
At the minute, my life is almost fully consumed by my band; Swound!. We are currently recording our first full length album, we’ve spent the last year writing it; its very time consuming. Stressful also.
When I’m not doing band stuff, I’m probably designing posters. I love doing graphic design, so a few month ago I decided to start doing it with more conviction to hopefully hone my skillz. I’m gonna sort out a website as soon as I have enough stuff to make having a website worthwhile. In the Meantime, I will post picture on here, as and when I finish them.
Or just look at my flickrrrrrrrr:
1. I have to wear 3D glasses.. on top of my current pair of normal glasses. I dont like having to balance two pairs of glasses on my face for 2 hours.
2. The colours aren’t as good as in non-3D films.
3. The third dimension is rubbish and I tend to forget that the film is in 3D after about 5 minutes.
4. Its expensive. I pay £13 a month for an unlimited cinema card. I then have to pay an extra £1.50 everytime i go to see a 3D film. I wouldn’t mind if they gave me a 2D option to watch but that rarely happens at the minute.
5. Because the film is in 3D, some filmmakers seem to feel the need to make on-screen elements burst out at you in attempt to poke you in the face every 5 minutes. Have you seen ‘My Bloody Valentine 3D’? If you haven’t then dont.. you may aswell just get a friend to stand in front of you for 2 hours and thrust a pick-axe towards your face.
6. It makes my eyes, head and stomach hurt of sick. In that order.
7. We already perceive depth in 2D images, this just makes it a little more easy thus rendering people lazy.
8. Its making someone loads of money and I am jealous.
9. Its just a gimmick, its lasted for too long already. I am confident that people will get bored of it soon, but the longer this goes on, the more i get scared that its here to stay.
10. 3D is gay.
Hello! Here is what I’ve done today so far:
I woke up at 5am and skated into town. The iPhone 4 is released today so people were queuing up at the O2 shop to get it. Rowan was one of these people. I wasnt getting one but I just wanted to hang with the nerds just for fun. I really like big releases for stuff, whether it be games, films or phones.
Midnight films releases are the best, even if the film is utter dog.
Once upon a time in my second freshers week of university, me and my friend Calvin wanted to go to the Halo 3 Midnight launch. Ancaster Halls of residence had a free bus that was going from campus to Oceana, so we managed to persuade them that we were residents in order to get a lift. Once we got into town, we ditched all those geeks and went to Game to queue up and buy Halo 3 at midnight. Im not a massive halo fan but it was pretty fun. I mainly went to laugh at the geeks, you may think that I’m just as bad as they were for turning up but believe me when i say - i am not. I would try to explain how bad those people were but i couldn’t do it justice. Imagine the worst person imaginable, they were worse than that. I know its hard to comprehend but they were real bad.
So anyway, I love releases. Even if it is for shit things that i dont particularly like or want. I look forward to the day when something i love has a big release. that will be ultimate.
After Rowan got his iPhone 4 I went to Vision Express because they had my new glasses lenses in. I’m pretty poor at the minute and so I made a revolutionary decide that I didnt need frames. If I had the prescription lenses then I could make my own lenses surely? Observe:
Its working out pretty well so far. Watch as I read this Chinese cookery book with ease:
Then I wrote this blog and now I am still writing this blog. I wont do anything different until this blog is finished and i do something different. So dont expect anything more form me. EXCEPT THIS:
I’m sat on the bus with nothing to write about so thought I would share a story from my past.
Once when i was a young wee lad, I was sat on the kitchen worktop. I then proceeded to jump down off the surface unknowing that the cupboard door below me was open. I fell onto it and cut my ballsack open. There was blood and testicles everywhere.
My mum took me to A&E where I was taken into a surgery room. After debating it, the doctor decided that the sliced area might be a little too delicate to stitch up, and so he thought glue would be the best option.
As you might imagine, it was pretty painful so I squirmed quite a bit. This meant that glueing my testes together was quite a hard task for the doctor. He managed to glue my dingus to the side of my leg and started to panic. Luckily he managed to remedy the situation by prising my member off my thigh. He glued me all up in the right places and sent me packing.
And that’s the time I cut my balls open and got my willy glued to my leg. Wish someone had taken photos, that would have been sick.
You decide which use of the word ‘sick’ you wish to apply, you paedo.
So after about 5 or 6 months of living back at home, Joe and I have found a flat. The prospect of moving out is weird, I have to teach myself how to become a real independent person again.
Im sitting in a real hot room listening to XFM because apparently we might be getting played. We recorded some demos and they have somehow found their way to some DJs who are playing them. Its a bit weird. Whilst listening to the radio, i drew a picture of our new flat.. or what i remember it to look like (only seen it twice).
Woah, that proper looks like a hamster cage house thing, with the tunnels and round bits and all. Drawing it made me realise how pen-redundant my hands have become. As you can see, I am a complete spack at writing and drawing. I am however real good at losing things, crashing our van and having gout. I’ll be a great catch for someone..
Stayed up till 6 watching the election coverage. This morning I proper looked like the picture in my last post, same face and all.
I woke up at about 10 to go with Joe and Mum into town. Joe went for a haircut and mum went to try and buy tom a birthday present, I didnt have anything to do. I felt like a death-zom so I thought the best option to me was to go to the cinema and sleep until they had finished their shit. I have a cinema card so I pay some moneys to them every month and get to go in there as free as Willy. I went in for Iron Man 2 but I couldn’t get phone reception meaning that I couldnt be contacted for when they were finished, so I left before the trailers came on. I joined Mum in John Lewis.
When we got home, I slept for 3 hours, played some Left 4 Dead and then came and wrote this. Some days I kid myself into thinking that I have a purpose on this planet. Other days like today make me think that I don’t. Im hoping that i will get deserted on an island, befriend a fat man, see a polar bear, push some buttons, almost be consumed by black smoke, be locked in a cage, find a boat, time-travel to 1977, realise that I am currently existing in two different dimensions and then find out that I am the successor to Jacob and must stop the evil man from killing the world.
Can’t wait for Lost. The end is near.