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Favourite Podcasts

This is just a quick recommendation for the wonderful, okay, deep breath…
El Diabolik’s World of Psychotronic Soundtracks podcast/show.

A finer show covering soundtrack and library music from, I guess, the 60s, 70s and 80s I have yet to find.

Well presented with a nice mix of talk and songs they also go the extra mile in posting the regularly fantastic cover art from the releases played during each show on the website.

Read more and listen via the website at or tune in/subscribe via itunes or spotify.

This post bought to you by several days spent decorating which has left me all caught up with my podcasts along with a paint splattered phone.

In a genuine, non clickbaity way, if anyone knows of similar podcasts of this nature, not necessarily film soundtracks only, please do recommend them in the comments – I’m well stocked for talk based ones but a little light when it comes to those of the musical variety.

Roadside 8-7-17

A bit late posting this but then, I had to wait until I came out as an Instagram user.

Chateau Impney Hill Climb

Taken during a pause on track at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb. I do like this one and would quite like to try a painting based on it too. Actually I have a few photos taken over the past three years from the event which I’d like to do the same of. I sense something being added to the ‘to-do list’. We shall see.

There are a couple more photos from the event up on my other* instagram account, which is more work focused, here.

*I know, like buses, this long a wait and now two accounts all at once 🙂

Blas-TT from the past

So I ordered an ‘easy to use’* phone a few weeks ago from an online retailer.

I didn’t really pay much attention beyond the features and the reviews. On its arrival I switched it on to be greeted by a logo that looked familiar.

It seems I designed the logo for the company behind the phone that I’d just bought around 2006/07. While the company has rebranded slightly, from TT Sims to TT fone, they kept kept the sim card design created as a part of their original website way back then.

TTfone Star TT300

(I should add whoever converted is has squished it down and lost the slight bevel, call me biased but I’d say it looked better with those 🙂 )

Not the most exciting post perhaps but when you do work for the web there isn’t much that stays around all that long let alone ten years or more so, even though this isn’t perhaps my finest design moment, it was great to see all the same… Though I now also feel quite old.

TT Sims website circa 2007

*Not for myself I am now fully smartphone equipped, though admittedly it did take me quite a while to come around to them.

Yet another social network…

i quite like photo bloging, see The view from the office, but at the same time I really couldn’t face another social network and I enjoy doing it anonymously* or at least without much thought beyond the photos themselves.

I signed up for Instagram a while back, admittedly under my own name, I didn’t use it much but would upload the occasional image I’d taken that I liked or that marked something specific. I didn’t post any descriptions or tags, just liked having a photoblog I didn’t have to think about. I also enjoyed the additional task of making a square composition (I’m now one of those who thinks the fact that you can now add non square images just isn’t cricket).

However I’d forgotten that sometime ago it was bought by facebook and while I had chosen not to link the two recently it seems facebook looked at my telephone number for both accounts, put two and two together, and showed everyone I know where I am.

I’m still resolutely not adding twenty hashtags to each and every post so I refuse to fully play their game but yes, I’m coming out! I am on instagram (very occasionally) too! Find me @chrishathway.

So to start heres a photo from Brimham Rocks, which were resolutely more impressive and enjoyable than the National Trust website suggested – if you are in the area, do go check them out

Brimham Rocks via Instagram

(I should warn any potential visitors you its £7 on the car park and theres no change machine. Or you could just risk it…)

*I can’t tell you about my other photo blogs well, because.

New Website

While I’ve had the domain for about five years now, and been working solely under that banner for over three, it took me until last month to get a new, wholly work based website up and online.

I saw a local website design company employ a third party to build their site about a year ago and admit I kind of scoffed at it at the time. Given the time its taken me to get to this stage, perhaps that might in fact not have been a completely bad idea after all.

The combination of wanting to get things completely and absolutely right along with regular interruptions from more urgent (and paid) work and also the fact I wanted to cover both the Illustration side of the work I do, and the Website Design side while also outlining some of the other creative services and solutions projects have called upon in a way that, hopefully, makes sense and is easy to navigate.

Website Design Services

Graphic Design Services

Comic Strip Illustration

Poster and Website Banner Design

Comic Book/Graphic Novel Artwork

It is a relatively simple and straightforward site at this stage, with several featured projects on the home page and pages detailing the illustration and web work I do – Do please take a look at the all new Hathway Creative website.

Hathway Creative Logo

Roadside 28-4-17

I know you’d thought I’d forgot about this site altogether, but here is Number 23 in the apparently increasingly sporadic series of roadside photos.

Roadside 28-4-17 - Dungeness

I recently was passing near to Dungeness and as Britains only desert (disputed) I couldn’t resist the short detour. After all the very first version of this website, from back in nineteen ninety whatever, was named ‘Wilderness and Neon’.

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