Monday, 19 May 2014
Sunday, 18 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014
Earlier this year, before the Bond posters, I did a project called 'Monsters & Words', where I drew the silhouette of a famous monster/creature from 19th century fiction, and then stuck a choice quote from their novel next to them. It turned out quite well (as in, I actually sold a few without even really planning). They'll be going on sale individually to everyone later this year. For now, here's all 9 collected together.
Top (left to right): Jekyll & Hyde, Frankenstein's Creature, The Invisible ManMiddle: Dracula, the Giant Poulp, Dorian Gray.
Bottom: She, a Martian, a Morlock.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Way way waaaay back when rail travel in Britain had a so-called 'Golden Age', and beautiful steam engines rattled and huffed along the lines, the 'It's Quicker By Rail' advertising campaign promoted destinations with glamourous, stylish, and downright beautifully painted pictures of cities or seaside resorts. Google 'It's quicker by rail' to see just how tempting they made travel seem. You don't get that feeling any more.
In the same spirit of those posters I knocked together this one, for Gallifrey's continent of Wild Endeavour (mentioned and seen in 'The Sound of Drums'), and its coastline. And it really is quicker by TARDIS. The train'll take bloody ages to get there.
I promise I'll stop doing Doctor Who travel posters soon. I've nearly got it all out my system. In fact, there'll be something completely different tomorrow.
There are several Gallifreyan fonts out there (WS Simple Gallifreyan is the most popular and widely-used, and available at all good font sites) but it's actually ridiculously simple to make your own if you have some imagination and some kind of drawing tool on your computer. Nothing fancy, in fact MS Paint would do the job nicely. Just click on the 'circle tool' and let your typographic fancy flow free.
This was my effort (using GIMP) after just under an hour's work. The thing that took the most time was imagining what the symbols would look like.
It does't mean anything - it's purely decorative - but it does look worthy of Rassilon himself. If you're really ambitious you could come up with your own alphabet for it. I don't have that kind of...time.
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
In S3's 'Gridlock', The Doctor finds that lovely New Earth (last seen the series before in the appropriately titled 'New Earth') suffered a massive viral plague and that the planet was swiftly quarantined. So after the lovely shiny 'New Earth' poster, it only seemed fair to do a not so shiny sequel.