New Year Duo

Posted in Illustration, Strike Three on January 3, 2010 by strikethreeuk

Happy New Year everyone, (and Merry Christmas as well). Here are two new little bits for you. 100% Photoshop, around 2 or 3 hours each. Enter Ghetto Suit and Insomnia II . . .

Oh yeah, i’ve also got a new website. Check it out at http://www.strikethree.co.uk

Orange

Posted in Illustration, Strike Three on December 16, 2009 by strikethreeuk

New one. Illustrator and Photoshop. Quite pleased with it! Has anyone else noticed that Illustrator is utterly cack for raster-style effects? I know it’s for vector stuff but why do they include it when a few simple glow and blur effects reduce your Macbook to its knees? Pah.

Cartoon Network

Posted in Illustration, Strike Three on December 14, 2009 by strikethreeuk

The Cinematic Orchestra Live at the Roundhouse

Posted in Design, Music on November 17, 2009 by strikethreeuk

Managed to, ahem, ‘borrow’ this poster from the Cinematic Orchestra gig I went to the other week. Simple but nice. In addition, the gig was amazing, with some unannounced special guests including the one and only Roots Manuva to perform ‘All Things To All Men’. Good night indeed. Rubbish picture as well, apologies.

Fracture & Neptune

Posted in Design, Typography on September 28, 2009 by strikethreeuk

Today, I like the type work on this vinyl. Don’t know who did it. That is all.

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Laurens, South France

Posted in Photography, Strike Three on September 21, 2009 by strikethreeuk

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Crack & Shine

Posted in Photography, Typography on September 21, 2009 by strikethreeuk

Got this through the letterbox a couple of days ago . . .

“Graffiti is perpetually and increasingly a controversial subject dividing opinion and rousing powerful debate, yet almost nothing is known about the true motivations and inspirations of the artists themselves. Crack & Shine offers exclusive insight into this thriving contemporary sub-culture, gaining access to the personal stories of some of the most secretive, enigmatic and creative individuals to lurk in London’s shadows.

Featuring forty of the most exciting and prolific graffiti artists to have lived and painted in London, Crack & Shine is the only London graffiti book ever to be published. Also presenting the work of London-based photographer Will Robson-Scott, Crack & Shine includes a series of over 50 beautifully-composed photographs, created exclusively for the book; giving articulate and vivid insight into the awkward moments of waiting, the apprehension of hiding and the calm and stillness that comes with seeing the world from an altered perspective.”

A great little book if you’re interested in the history of London graffiti. As far as I know, this is the best publication for this sort of thing (see also the old Bomb Alert magazines which pop on Ebay from time to time). It features some of the oldest and most infamous writers such as Cos/Cosa, Teach and Fume DDS, Zomby FBS, ATG, and TPG as well as old schoolers like Drax and Elk. Interesting and quite enlightening stuff. Click the picture for more.

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