I discovered Tony Bevan whilst studying Fine Art at college. He is my favourite artist. just the way he works is fantastic, and some of his pieces of work are huge. Whilst in London I made a visit to the National Portrait Gallery and was lucky enough to be able to see a piece of his for real. A self portrait.
Another by Bevan. Shows the scale of some of his work.
If you are not familiar with his work, please check him out.
It was a while ago, but the most recent Secret Wars event at Buffalo Bar in Cardiff was excellent. It was Halloween themed. Some of the talent these people possess is amazing and I was in awe of their illustrations.
Here are some examples of what was being produced. (Photographs were taken on my phone and the lightening was bad)
Last term I carried out a number of projects which focused on sustainability, but more specifically, sustainability in Graphic Design. It really did get me thinking. I began to recycle more around my home, just things like general waste, and got myself a recycling bin for my room, so all paper I discard will not go to landfill but can get re-used in some way.
Not directly linked to graphic design practices, but a start.
So, I was shopping for some new shoes and chanced upon Simple, a shoe manufacturer sourcing only organic and sustainable materials to produce its products. I bought a pair, or two.
The soles are made from the rubber of recycled car tyres!
Best thing is, they look good and are comfy.
Head over to the Simple site and have a look for yourself.