Remember my TYPOG-RAP-HY series? Well my brother Alun Evans (PLUG PLUG PLUG!) suggested that I should check out a site called Eat Sleep Draw. Basically these guys are letting artists and illustrators submit work and if they like what you’re doing they post it up for all to see. It provides a great platform for creatives to have their work seen by the creative community. So I submitted some of my TYPOG-RAP-HY series and forgot about it, then I went back to check and 587 people had liked it! A great place for any of you who want people to see what you’re doing!
A little while back I completed the album art for Sheffield based Stop Drop Robot. Those guys have been doing sets at nights and are really getting their music out. So much so that they were mentioned on Backseat Mafia, a cultural blog specialising in all things Sheffield. Those guys been mentioned, also lead to me been mentioned, because of the album art I had worked on. To see the full article, you can visit the Backseat Mafia website.
The album artwork I produced for the Stop Drop Robot guys also features on their personal band camp page. You can listen to all of their music on the Stop Drop Robot band camp and if you like the sound of it, why not get in touch with those guys and buy a copy of the cd, a piece of illustration which I am personally very happy with.
A couple of months ago, I was contacted and asked to be part of a really exciting project. The people who contacted me were from Love Unplugged. I was asked if I was willing to take on the task of decorating a cardboard guitar with some of my illustration as part of a charity auction! Basically, it doesn’t take much to convince me to draw on cardboard and the fact that 100% of the money raised goes to charity sealed the deal.
The illustrated guitar will be auctioned off as part of an event which also includes live music. This will all happen at Munro House in Leeds on the evening of Saturday 17th November. To buy your ticket to the event, and to beat the rush on bidding by bidding online, please visit www.loveunplugged.co.uk and don’t forget, all money raised goes to this years charity, Brains Trust! Not only that, but my good friend Dan Marsh of Opus Photografix took all the amazing photos of the guitars, so go check those out. Happy bidding and see you there.
Those of you who are super smart will have realised that in the title of this series I mixed two words together! That’s right, my brain has been working overtime. There are two things in my life that seem to feature very heavily and these are typography and rap. While drawing up some new letterforms and listening to the likes of Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane, I decided to start a series of hand drawn typographical hip hop quotes. Here they are: