A new album was released yesterday called ‘Reinventing Failure’ by No Side Effects, a musical collaboration with Tom Haynes of Grasslands and I as Two Short Planks. The making of this album has been a time of good friendship, long chats and plenty of laughs.
Along the way we have brainstormed together and I’ve worked hard to develop a strong series of images that reflect our music.
No Side Effects Logo
A variety of arrangements were used of the No Side Effects blue text with inverted D and F and two heads (notice the change in hair style!)
The Album and Singles Artwork
The designs below are the artwork for an initial run of 50 CD’s of the debut album.
There were 4 singles released from the album:
No Side Effects Website and Social Media
A blog based website was set-up. A collection of banners, images and illustrations were produced at various sizes specifically for the website and social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. A home page at Bandcamp was also set up to sell music and merchandise. There are some screen shots below but please visit the website.
The concrete and roads around Swindon and Milton Keynes and Toms house provided the backdrops for 2 music videos. We also made a promotional video. These were made between us using various mobile phones and instant cameras which I then edited in iMovie for Mac.
A design and build project to develop a small office space and studio. The designs were created using Sketch Up on the Mac. The scale drawing was referenced throughout the 3 month build of many weekends and evenings.
A time lapse video captures the build, with music.
None of this would have been possible without Simon, a lifelong devotee to DIY whose patience was unwavering!
The following are a selection of life drawings, done over recent years at different studios. Please click on the images for a larger view or click on the gallery in the right hand side bar.
A longer pencil study.
Another longer pencil study.
A very quick ink study, one of several done in various poses. These are are god way to loosen up and not be too precious about putting marks on a pristine sheet of white paper.
A longer charcoal drawing done on grey mid-tone paper.
Pencil line drawings on stained thick paper.
Another longer pencil study…
… and another
Another black ink study.
A simple line drawing.