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All Mod Cons

Logo design is clearly sometimes an art in itself. I’ve seen the kind of work you get on those “$5’s for a logo with unlimited revisions” websites* and while its not always true you get what you pay for, sometimes it really is.

This is all just a long winded way to post the following.

A friend of mine was launching a new forum as, while Facebook may be great for keeping in touch its groups and pages don’t work very well or give you many options to manage and organise information – Anything a few days old is pretty much lost in the either.

The forum is named All Mod Cons and is aimed to be new a forum for enthusiasts of modified cars.

The logo needed to be multifunctional so it could both be used as an identity for the website and across social media as well as suitable for promotional items and stickers. As such there were two main designs…

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Pipers Hill naer Bromsgrove

Quick sketch…

I have a project I’m working on at the moment where I feel some illustrations would bring more to the project than stock photos would. They need to be quite quick to do and relatively simple. So I’ve been trying a few sketches in ink with a quick water colour wash. I think it may work…

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Falling down on the A38

Roadside 23-6-13

bit worried these are getting a bit arty now.
The black and white probably doesn’t help.

Number 21
in the series of occasional roadside photos. This sign is gradually distancing itself from that mile as its slowly falls over, creating an odd perspective as you drive past.

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MGs on the M25

FRL Print

I offered a prize for a charity auction a couple of months back which then developed into a short print run of the eventual prize artwork. The artwork/print was won for the organiser of the Friends Round London event, in which a bunch of MG owners drive the circumference of London’s outer ring road on a cold midwinters night with their cars rooves down – its really rather fun, honest.

FRL 2013 limited edition print by Chris Hathway

There are still a couple of the limited run of 50 prints available, and while I’m not sure why anyone who wasn’t there might want one, if you do then please drop me an email – they are £15 inc p&p and all money goes to the events charity.

Roadside 20-4-13

number 20 in the ongoing series of roadside photos. The Kidderminster road has had six months of seeming pointless traffic lights, however while sat in them last month I did manage to take this photo which nearly makes up for the hour or so its cost me so far. #highwaysmywayworcs indeed.

Stuck at traffic lights on the A456

Papas Train CD Cover Artwork

From the number of spam comments I’ve just had to delete I’ve clearly been letting things slide here so here is a quick catch up…

heres a couple of CDs which arrived in the post last week which I was lucky enough to be asked to illustrate the cover artwork for.

The illustrations been lurking in the portfolio for a while now but the CDs has only just been released. Lovely people to work for and please do go check out their website.

Papas Train CD Artwork

Papas Train CD Artwork

The band is called Papas Train and you can now read and hear more (and buy the CD!) at papastrain.com

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