I’ve been shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards for my ongoing online GIF project. This Is The Coolest Place is in the Professional | Self Initiated Work category.
I started this project in 2015 as a website to house a series of GIFs of animals from cool habitats doing stereotypically ‘cool’ things. I’m adding to this GIF gang so stay posted for updates.
In the first weekend of June I exhibited new work in the ‘ARTY FARTY’ show just off Brick Lane in London. The illustration collective Hero Of Switzerland organised the exhibition and invited a handful of other artists to pitch in. The theme was to reimagine famous works of art in your own unique style, humour and flair.
I created these two illustrations based on Salvador Dali’s ‘Lobster Telephone’. I was surprised to find a few of the other artists picked this as their inspiration source too, what are the chances? Fortunately everyone produced different results.
I also created an illustration based on René Magritte’s Golconda, switching the raining men for raining cats and dogs.
The gallery flooded with people checking out the selection of prints, a few sculpture pieces as well as this fun painting by Adam Graff, which was a scream (not even sorry).
My Rap N Recipes illustrations are available for a limited time as t-shirts, vests & sweatshirts on the Ohh Deer shop. Here are the three I’ve submitted to their competition shop. This shows what happens when you place rappers in the kitchen – they bake! It’s a fresh fusion.
Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion) is making pancakes (or p-cakes as he might say) & droppin’ It Like It’s Hot. Jay Z has 99 problems but a
bitch batch ain’t one. My final entry is of The Black Eyed Peas with their lesser known song ‘Don’t Phunk With My Heart Tart.’ There’s a surprise appearance from Jason Biggs, from American pie…
Here are the tops on Ohh Deer –
Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot
Jay Z – 99 Problems
The Black Eyed Peas feat. Jason Biggs – Don’t Phunk With My Tart
Every facebook share, like & tweet gathers up points which helps me in the competition, so I’d be really grateful of any shares. And of course, if you really like them, feel free to buy one!
Ohh Deer will be influenced by the sales and shares an entry receives when they are choosing their new contributor. I’d really love to be their new contributor. It’s a stiff competition but you’ve got to be in it to win it!