Thursday, July 28, 2011

Snowman John Lennon

Got home to Christchurch to find it still covered in snow, but warm, so the ultimate mix. So I spent my morning creating this guy. I spent my afternoon trying to come up with Beatles & Snow-related puns.

Went to Dunedin and it was cool as

(Cool as in COLD, hahaha)

Just came back from an awesome break in Dunedin. Here's a small list of the things I did:
  • Went to the Aviary
  • Attended an art exhibition
  • Bought a secret goldfish
  • Had a picnic in a hallway
  • Had some slumber parties
  • Went to a party with a ska band who's singer looked like a creepy guy from my high school
  • Wore a cardboard monocle and mustache combo
  • Started a band that almost performed at the open mike night, but got cut last minute
  • Started a different band called Sexvillian
  • Ate a lot of burgers and the world's biggest icecream
  • Mixed red wine and coke, lived to tell the tale
  • Went to a nightclub that had some sort of Super Mario-esque tunnel system beneath it
  • Wore girl's clothing
  • Looked awesome in girl's clothing
  • Owned at that name on forehead game
  • Watched Fantastic Mr Fox twice
  • Danced a dance
  • Enjoyed some snow
And much much more. It was probably one of my favourite trips ever. If anyone from Dunedin's reading this, you guys all rock and I can't wait to see you all again :D

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Drink more juice, guyz

One of my ads for a project re-branding Christchurch apple juice company Mill Orchard. My target market was childless Generation X-ers who are getting older and starting to think healthy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Here be Dragon

My illustration project, the dragon thing from the Ted Hughes book the Iron Man (the book The Iron Giant was loosely based on). Designing the dragon was alot of fun and I'm super-proud of it, especially the mouths. I think in the movie adaptation of this drawing one of the heads would be played by Liam Neeson.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I heart LCD Soundsystem

So I've been feeling pretty down for the last month and a half or so, the kind of down where I only get out of bed to lie on the couch, bla bla bla angst. Anyway, it was on a lonesome Saturday night that I stumbled across an mp3 of a song called "New York, I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down" on my laptop. I listened and it was brilliant. The next day I did a little bit more research and discovered another LCD Soundsystem song, "All My Friends". And woah. That song, you guys. Go listen to it now. You're back? Good. Anyway, something about it, maybe the driving piano line, who knows, gave me the motivation to get out of bed and do something, I didnt know what, but something good. A few days later I completely impulsively bought their album "Sound Of Silver" on Amazon, it arrived the other week and I've been listening to it pretty much every day. I don't think I've been this excited about a band since I discovered Jaguar Love, it's amazing. The songs are a bit longer and more like dance music in structure than I'm used to, but its great, they never overstay their welcome, instead building up and up until your mind is sufficiently blown, then the album moves on to do the exact same thing with the next song. So good, it's like an album made of the pie from Spiderman 3 (If you're reading this, James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem, feel free to use that as a pull quote).
Anywho, things are getting a bit TL;DR over here, so I'll leave you with possibly one of my new favourite songs, "Someone Great". Enjoy!