The Second Magpie

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A heap of broken images, where the sun beats…

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2009 at 15:31




Roses Kings Cassettes

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2009 at 15:22

I recently printed up some t shirts for Adam Ficek (Babyshambles & Roses Kings Castles). He had the wonderful idea of releasing a cassette and I got ridiculously excited and doodled a bit. The original design was a combination of a monoprint, I inked up thread and then printed it to represent the rose stems and the tape, the rest was hand drawn and some watercolours and inks used.

When we decided to use this as a t shirt design I enlarged the print and photocopied it onto a3 size acetate so that I could expose it onto the screen this size. It was a4 size originally which was far too small for a white t shirt. It would have looked lost on all that white as it’s quite a delicate piece anyway. So the screen was exposed and I did some proofs on paper and canvas before trialling the shirts. I also used a section of the screen to print labels for each t shirt. There are only ten shirts and each one is numbered.

Find Adam’s work here:                                                                                                                               



“Fun is overrated,” said The Circus Boy

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2009 at 14:55

Ive tied up a million plus loose ends and can now sit back and think of all the rest of the things Ive been promising to do.

Took a quick trip to Dunfermline last week, as did many. It’s the best random town I’ve ever been to for a gig. I spent most of my time in that massive park feeding squirrels, crows and magpies, found a peacock, visited the abbey several times, wished I could have made use of the skate park behind Carnegie Hall…

I took a lot of photos, may use some of these as a basis for prints.

Now Im off to purchase a heatgun (so exciting) and maybe some flights to Bristol so I can see the Banksy show.