Professional illustrator, full time scenester, part time drinker and pipe smoker. Love cats, girls and hammond organs (not forgetting smelly cheeses and smoked fish!)
Top 5 Tunes at the Moment
These days everything from KPM Music Library. Hammond stuff from 1967 to 1973, sitars, moogs and space-age pop. 50s and 60s jazz, bossa nova, Richard Kent Style, good funked-up soul, Plastic Penny, Birds 'N' Brass, Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield, Piero Umiliani, Bruno Nicolai, Italian, British, French and Spanish beat/freakbeat and B-movie soundtracks.
Favourite Types of Clothing
candy stripe, button down shirts
white denim jacket
double breasted wool 2/3 coat
chisel toed shoes.
Favourite Club Night
Mousetrap & Crossfire & many others
Rob Bailey, FreakCarlos, Lee Miller, Mark Raison, Andy BB, Paul Secular, Mary Boogaloo, Frantz, Alberto Valle
Orleans, ISH, The Rocket, Carnaby (Rimini, IT)
Wherever I have fun+dance+ meet & 'ave a drink with friends. Le Beat Bespoke, All Saints Mod Holiday, Vulcans Days, Cloud 9
There you have an advantage. My partner isnt into either the 50s or 60s and would require a drastic make over to even approach the couture look I am after which is more Jean Shrimpton/Barbara Goalen. I guess I must make an effort to switch 'scenes'. I am looking forward to reading more of your 'History of Comics' blog. I collected Batman comics for over 20 years until burglars trashed my place along, I didnt find the 'Silver Age' very appealing as he was more of a boy scout character during the Adam West years. My influences from that period are more tv inspired ie Gerry Anderson shows, Irwin Allen and ITC. I wonder how you would tackle something that used such imagery?
Well you certainly have an eye for detail! It is so easy to stray into cliche with the period but you have the knack of avoiding that. I imagine you enjoyed the Beatles to Bowie exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery? The use of period magazines and pop publications really added depth to the experience. Where did you find the models used in your posters? I have had no luck finding 60s style models, plenty of 50s rockabilly girls out there but zero modettes.
It is good to see you have an interest in the same subject although I prefer my pin up to be 50s inspired Bettie Page style. Probably a little more saucy and knowing than your innocent girls. Your promo material is absolutely fantastic and captures the feel of the period perfectly. You certainly have an in depth knowledge of the design/font/imagery.