The Game-Changer Issue
Disruption gets a lot of bad press.
There is beauty to be had in disorder – in a transgressive push for change – when it’s rooted in more than just self-gain.
We’re meeting people who share our belief in agitation – from punk pioneers who never learned to bite their tongue, to creative renegades who believe that art can be a weapon.
Miscellaneous editorial illustrations for Little White Lies magazine, experimenting with medium, colour and texture. Each issue had a different visual aesthetic which reflected the themes of that particular cover film.
Risograph zine. A collection of typography inspired by beach bum surf lingo.
The Ed Templeton Issue
Huck 45, specially guest-edited by artist, photographer, skateboarder and chronicler of Southern California Ed Templeton, is a colourful cruise through the Tempster's motley crew of creative friends, spawned from skateboarding and surfing cultures.
Ed's own artwork and iconic photography sits alongside fresh illustrations, created exclusively for Huck and the bold and subversive work of his countercultural coterie.
For this collaboration, I worked alongside Roots, Canada's leading lifestyle apparel brand, to create a limited-edition collection which celebrates the philosophy behind the Paddle Against The Flow book. The aim was to create a bespoke visual identity which speaks to the nomadic spirit of the book and living unconditionally.
Photography - Alana Paterson
Lines Through The City is a free premium newspaper that is distributed at Levi's stores around the world. The aim of the project was to create a publication that showcases both the Levi's Commuter and Levi's Skateboarding cultures side by side through engaging editorial and design. The newspaper includes stories that spread across both communities, from coverage of the Brooklyn Red Hook Crit to self sufficient skater-owned farms.
Paddle Against The Flow collects insights on how to live a creative life from influential indie stars. Nas on language, Cat Power on looking inward, Spike Jonze on loving what you do, and Kim Gordon on feeling the flow. They are just some of the 60 doers and creators who share a diverse range of truths, creative wisdom, and life lessons from those who paddle against the flow.
I was asked by CoppaFeel to create a poster for their Festifeel Festival, an annual music and art event raising awareness for breast cancer. Their aim is to spread a positive message about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. The theme was boobs and skateboarding, and was to be playful and fun! So I took it back to basics and played around with cut out shapes to create this abstract collage of skate related motifs and breasts!
The Independence Issue
For Huck's 10th Anniversary issue we celebrate a decade of self-rule and the outliers who define what it means to be independent. We created a double cover for this special issue featuring both the Kiki wild dance movement blowing up out of NYC, and the Soweto Re-Uprising which sees a punk sub-culture making noise and not giving a fuck.
Art direction and design for The Surfer's Path, a bi-monthly international surfing magazine documenting surf culture from the far corners of the globe.
The New Music Issue
In Huck 47, we sit down with the man they call JC, and get an exclusive insight into his vision for social change, his undying respect for under-loved bands, and his newfound (but profound) distaste for brunch.
Elsewhere this issue, we roll back and forth through time to bring you stuff you’ve never heard of (new music, films, photography and books) and untold personal stories behind the headlines you know well.
Levi's Skate wanted to credibly engage their skateboarding audience through authentic branded content and so we created a special edition Levi's/Huck premium magazine which celebrates the lives and meanderings of skateboarders and movements across the globe. This issue revolved around the theme of Independence.
A selection of title graphics for online video content and original films.
As part of Curzon's Artificial Eye 40th Anniversary, I created a poster which challenged the viewer to name as many of the director's as possible for the chance to win prizes. The finished poster is a vector illustration of all Artificial Eye's visionary director's packed into a cinema screening. Can you name them all...
The Freaked Out Issue
In this issue, we peel back the mask and lock eyes with fear. We want to understand how it creeps into our lives with an insidious, Machiavellian stealth – dividing communities, breeding paranoia, and forcing us to lose faith in others and ultimately in ourselves. We interrogate our own fears, both founded and unfounded, ordinary and bizarre. And we contemplate some things that don’t scare us nearly enough, but which we can no longer afford to ignore.
Random doodles, works-in-progress and past projects.
The Documentary Photography Special IV
In this special documentary photography issue, we focus on storytellers chasing the bigger picture by exploring never-ending truths. Featuring photographers like Alex Webb, Daniel Zvereff, Mark Steinmetz and Lynsey Addario, we look at how their visual stories unfolds over the years.