Tuesday, 31 August 2010


After seeing a panda on an advert I ended up doing this.
It has no meaning or reason, and isn't even that nice, but there's something about it that lets it sit quite nicely on SickBoy, inc.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Arcade Fire HTML5 Video

Here's what it is:
Choreographed windows, interactive flocking, custom rendered maps, real-time compositing, procedural drawing, 3D canvas rendering... this Chrome Experiment has them all. "The Wilderness Downtown" is an interactive interpretation of Arcade Fire's song "We Used To Wait" and was built entirely with the latest open web technologies, including HTML5 video, audio, and canvas.
You have to see it to believe it.Very Cool.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Dadcu Tremain

Here's a fantastic photograph of my great grandfather (Dadcu Tremain) taken in the 80's, not long before he died.
I think it's a great portrait.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Tattoo Design

When I was 15 I designed my first tattoo for a class mate (top), I didn't charge or anything because it was a doodle I drew in the corner of my work book during a Media Lesson. She later told me she regreted the tattoo a couple of years later... Ah well, she must be gutted.
Here are some other designs I've done for people since then.
(These people are happy with my work).

London iPhoneography

Went to London for the day yesterday and half way there I remembered that I had forgot to take my camera - My dispiritedness was at a maximum high until I paused, thought creatively, and had the genius idea to dabble in a bit of iPhonography.
Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to do everything I wanted to do while I was there, because of the size of the city, but I really enjoyed none the less.
Here are some of the shots from the day.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Paper From 1938

Another find down in Cardigan was old news papers that dated back to June 30th 1938 - A year before my Grandfather was even born.
The first article covers the story of boxer Benny Lynch knocking out Jackie Jurich in the 12th round.
The second article is a 'Cadburys Nut Chocolate' advert, showing illustrations of the chocolate bars rather than images or conceptual ideas of a Gorilla banging a drum kit.
Interesting find.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

50's 60's

I went down to my Great Grandfathers old house in Cardigan on the weekend to help lug some old furniture around.
When I went to do my usual snooping around in the old draws and cupboards I came across a pile of old pictures and one of the ones that stood out to me was this one of my grandfather when he was younger.
He said he was relaxing with his friends in this photo, and it just screamed typical 50's / 60's photography to me, a bit like a photo you would find the Kray Twins in.
(My Grandfather is the 2nd one in from the left.)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Anti Racism Campaign

Last week on my way into the studio I remembered about an Anti Racism Campaign that I saw on TV about 10 years ago. It must have been a huge impact on me, because it stuck in my mind for such a long period of time.
In the television advert you saw celebrities being turned into different races, which was quite a strange thing to see.
Unfortunately I couldn't seem to find the advert on the internet but I did manage to find some stills of some of the celebrities.
The advert was directed by Laurence Dunmore, who said "Certain people were very difficult to change. We shot three doubles for Chris Evans in the end. We originally tried to change him into an Indian man but he just looked completely wrong."
Very interesting project, and great idea.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Design of the day

Design of the day - Lomo Big in Fashion. - Vintage!
It's a poster, with me on the front, designed with a Vogue style typeface on top.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Blinded by the lights.

This is my aesthetic perception of The Streets song - Blinded by the lights.
Watch the video here and see if you can work it out.
It's one of my favorite songs and I had it on in the background while I designed this piece.
It's sort of a 'design of the day' but I've been really busy recently and I've not had the chance to do many blog posts let alone designs other than client work.
"The lights are blinding my eyes."

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Human eye close ups.

Some amazing close ups of the human eye here from Suren Manvelyan, shown to me via Twitter user '@Chakita321'.
Check out more of the photographs here.

Friday, 13 August 2010

The Family

Half way through my holiday in Majorca I decided to make my second film.
I didn't try to make it funny or serious, I didn't really try to make it anything, I just used what I had out there and pieced it together when I got home. The only thing I went by was that it was going to be the same style as my first one.
I also wanted to make one with all my family members in because it will be a nice thing to look back on it in a few years time.
If I were to give a description on this film it would be a family holiday video done without any cheesy music and lots of fading transitions. It's a raw intake into how the Rees family spent their week in Majorca, having a great time and relaxing in the sun.
Now that this one is done I wont be making another one in this style, I want to think of something new (but still documentary).
Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Underwater Photography

Got my prints back from the underwater shots I took out in Majorca today.
Here's 2 of my brother messing around in the pool.
I wasn't sure how the pictures would turn out but I really like the final outcome, they give off a 60's feel to me for some reason.

Design of the day

I've done my design of the day early today so I have the rest of the day to do more important things that I've been putting off.
This was inspired by a 'Cadbury Mini Eggs' - Easter egg box I still have in my room.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Design of the day

My design of the day, created while eating my sandwiches in work.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Design of the day

Here's my design of the day.
I've actually done a good few today but this is the only one I'm allowed to show for now.
(Did it in the last 20 minutes)
It's a little rushed, but my time was tight.
Michelangelo has always been my favorite turtle, since I was very young, he loves pizza, and has the best weapons in my opinion... I only found out this evening though, that Michelangelo is also the 'Creative Turtle' out of all 4.

Aled Lewis Illustration & Design

Here are some fantastic pieces from twitter user @fatheed aka Aled Lewis, a British designer and illustrator based near Tower Bridge.
Some of his pieces have managed to make me laugh out loud, and these are a small collection of my personal favorites.
Check more of his work out here - www.aledlewis.com/

Monday, 9 August 2010

Ibiza Rocks

Radio 1 had an Ibiza day last week, where they were performing live from Ibiza Rocks in the evening. It reminded me of when I went to Ibiza and stayed in the famous Ibiza Rocks hotel back in 2008. I originally did this design for a t-shirt, but it looks quite cool as a graphic.
Its a picture I took while I was there. (Soulwax were playing).

T Design

Here are 2 t-shirts I designed using mike skinner as the subject.
It was sort of like a Fred Perry Special Edition casual t-shirt style thing idea I had.
I've done a few that I might upload another time.

Sunday, 8 August 2010


Here's a great picture of the Toyota IQ.
The lighting in the background of this picture gives it a really cool and funky look.
My prediction is that this car is the new Graphic Designers car, (overtaking the Smart).
Test drove one this weekend and I fell in Love with it.
Click here to see more.


While having a little snack in my room the other day I came across what must be a very good contender for the title of the worlds smallest Orange.
...OK, Even though it was a Tangerine it was still pretty small.

Karate Kid

My design of the day is another Karate Kid poster.
Now that I've seen the film I had some slightly wittier and less commercial ideas to design with.

Saturday, 7 August 2010


Watched the film Legion this evening, it's like an action/horror type film with angels that shoot machine guns.
It's a good watch!

My Blog...

A creative outburst that happened within the last 5 minutes.


Here's a poster I designed today of my life from a slightly cynical and realistic viewpoint. (Click on it to see it bigger.)

Friday, 6 August 2010

The Social Network

The last essay I did in uni before starting my dissertation was on the topic of Facebook as a social network and how our current culture seem to obsess over it.
While watching the trailers on the apple site I came accross this one called 'The Social Network'.
There are only teaser trailers up at the moment, but they still make the film look good.
Check it out:

Viral Cards

These are the new viral cards that got delivered to the studio today.
They have no contact details on them other than the web address which makes them viral cards and not business cards.
I intend on leaving them around places that creatives might hang out and other areas where they will be found by people who might be interested in the sick boy, inc. blog and my work.
They contain the new look Sick Boy that got taken down a couple of weeks back in order to be reworked.
If you find one of these little cards, you know Sick Boy's been there.