Illustrations for My Africa Is: Lagos Chronicles documentary. The illustrations feature the mass transit "danfo" bus draped in colours common to public trnasportation in Lagos, names of various locations in the city and the local language.
I created the above illustration for I-jusi magazineʼs 27th issue – "Music Issue" (LP Cover Issue). Contributors were required to either reinterpret an existing 33rpm LP album cover or design a cover for a ficticious band.
I decided to design for a ficticious band and used the opportunity to comment on the fuel situation in Nigeria.
ABOUT THE FUEL PUMP MILLIONAIRES
Far from being musicians, the Fuel Pump Millionaires are a band of thieves who hit the jackpot whenever fuel is bought from their pumps. You always get less than you pay for because their fuel pumps are rigged. This phenomenom appears to be common to Lagos where I live at the moment and shows that the corruption that is unfortunately a part of everyday life here, cuts across all strata of society from the government to the governed.
The cover features an illustration of a fuel pump and a slot machine interface. The illustration got featured on the I-jusi blog.
I created two illustrations* for Noah's Ark, an Advertising Agency based in Lagos, Nigeria. The illustrations got featured in The Luerzer's Archive (Volume No.3. 2012). Noah's Ark is the first Nigerian agency to be featured in the archives, it feels good to have made it in there with them.
* The illustrations were for vacancy advertisements for the agency.
I created two illustrations for for Show Us Your Type, a project about typography and cities. These illustrations are for the Melbourne and Moscow editions.
The Melbourne illustration is inspired by the interconnected lines present on the steel spire of the Melbourne Arts Center while the Moscow illustration is inspired by Russian Constructivism, geometry and colours from Russian ppropaganda posters.
I created my first skateboard deck graphics (top image). It was for a Varsity of Community x SeekProject collaboration in aid of The Skate for Homies Foundation's Fall Art Sale were all the boards made were auctioned. Process images for the project can be seen below:
Pencil sketch. Line art
Photos courtesy VOC.
The image above was my contribution to Gemma Randall's Outsmart project. It was also one of the drawings exhibited at Smart Car Uk's Urban Stage event and the Smart Car Festival that took place in May and September 2011 respectively.
These are some patterns I have created as part of my ongoing Daily Drawing Project. I intend creating thirty of them. so far I have 14 done and 16 left!.
The complete letter set from the Illustrated letters project A- Z. I am excited the drawings have been completed. The letters represent my exploration of the notion of type as image in a manner that totally disregards the rules and strictures behind conventional typography. The letters are reflective of my interest in hand drawn type , popular culture, geometry etc and also my fascination with ascribing new meaning to already existing forms.I will keep you updated on how this project progresses. :-).
I created this optical art inspired drawing after seeing Baron Davis's Crips and bloods documentary. It is part of my draw365 daily drawing project.
I Created this drawing September 2009 for a calendar project that unfortunately, didn't happen. It is inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo Y Julieta and the playing cards aesthetic. Its available as an art print at my artsprojekt online store. To visit the store click here. Thank you.
Illustration inspired by a Nike T-shirt that had "Travel by Air without any reservations printed on it.
Illustration I created for the Seekpoject's downloads page. It was fun working in a totally diffrent style. More information about the character can be gotten by clicking here. Thank you.
Steve Rack is an Illustrator and the creator of the ToeFluff Character. In April this year, he made an open call to artists all over the world for them to reimagine his Toe fluff character in their own style. All of the drawings from over 200 artists will be exhibited at the Toe Fluff Show from the 30 July - 11 August 2010. Monies raised from the event will go to The Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. The Image above is my entry for the show and is one of those that will be exhbited. More information about the Toe Flufff Show can be gotten here. To view all of the entries click here.
This drawing is inspired by Lagos Mainland's ubiquitous yellow and black city buses, the daredevil antics of some of the drivers and condctors and also by advertising. It is one of my daily drawings.
Another one of my daily drawings, this piece can be used as a print for a range of textile applications from wallpapers, table cloths, allover fabric prints and as greeting card art. It is available for licensing. Contact me here if interested.
I decided to try out creating a freehand portrait after a long while and I ended up with the sketchy, blackline heavy images above. Credits: Black lines: marker and pen. Colour: Photoshop. The colour programme is loose but, I am satisified with it at least for now.
Curvy lines connect on a wooden surface courtesy Poscas(marker). This piece would work great as a pattern design or a standalone tee design.
Stareface with the zippered lip(big face) found his way to cotton canvas and immediately got surrounded by other zipper-mouthed roundish characters in a mass of blackness and tightly woven pattern type lines. Credits: Poscas and spraypaint.
This piece is inspired by the traditional homecoming parades organised in honour of heroes. In this case, the heroes are a bunch of teethy inspired characters caged within a monstery, pattern heavy frame been welcomed by stick figures high on ectasy - not the drug.
This piece, references the Three kings in a geometric spacecraft T shirt I created. It features more lines, blocks of black.
Process images for the Spindly Gang character set. From pencil sketch to colour
The Spindly gang is a group of unsuitably placed Planteurs employed by the indecisive scientists of the Doubliorganica Preservation Society to engage in recon operations in both enemy and friendly territory with the intent of gathering valuable and not so valuable information about plant life in other to fast track the final stage of the Planteurica destruction + evolution process. I am still working on naming the characters and thinking of how best to represent them. The names for now are: A. Stoned Julien, B. Venetian glassy Judo, C. Thoughtless HoverUs, D. Prophetic Notra, E. Itchy Motormouth, F. Barfing Aarghss. Planteurs live in Planteurica and are a cross between deformed cartoon characters and plants.
The images below are behind the scene images of the creation process for a SeekProject illustration.
This is the image I scanned in. I worked with markers and pens to achieve this from a pencil sketch base. Unfortunately, I don't have the pencil sketch anymore.
Vector line art. I traced over the image above to achieve this. Trace done with CorelDraw
The finished piece. The image features a clueless character hedged in by serrated typpography, vector flatness, bits of geometry and a barrage of lines exploding from his head in a jack-in-the box manner.
I did this unsolicited composite piece for one of my favourite and most inspiring clothing line at the moment: THE HUNDREDS. This piece features a geometric skateboarder in a mini art nouveau world skating against a backdrop of speakers, warm colors and black lines. Executed in colour and black/white. "THE HUNDREDS IS HUGE. Posted as Unsolicited.
In this piece, nine sick adults look down on a child whose idea of fun is eating chocolates or rather gathering chocolate packs. I decided to add some colour to this piece and I employed a spontaneous colouring style.
My entry for Bombing Science's sketch battle. It features a gradually disintegrating mass of geometric ice being watched by stick figured revellers waiting to collect its remains and possibly auction same on Ebay. One of them actually made it to the top!.
Cloudy Highway wallpaper for the FWA. You can download by following this link: www.thefwa.com/?app=wallpapers&id=279
Done in 2004 for Da Bazement productions, this piece amplifies the level of action and creativity that takes place in the underground hip hop scene. A scene populated by hustlas trying to leave an impression on the worlds consciousness. Complete with graffiti and characters. Surface things are easy, rock with the underground - but keep things personal.
Untitled illustraton done with markers and pens. Its a composite of characters and text.
Nameless girl character created using Illustrator. One of my first Illustrator pieces.
Illustration for the seekproject. Geometry breeds faces, patterns and emotions and sneakers.
Drawings on Styrofoam
Follow up illustration I created for Stefan Bucher's monster blog. The first liiustration was of a long necked character that had a headgear which Stefan observed to be a tinfoil hat. Tinfoil hats have been used in back in the day Sci-fi movies and they are worn by humans to protect aliens from using their thoughts.
Illustration for for Akpo Daniyan's "I have an idea" book launch.
The images below show the creation process from sketch to finished piece of a Christmas card I designed for a motor distributor.
The images below show the creation process from sketch to finsihed piece of an unsolicited Illustration for design is kinky, Australia.
Drawings on a stool. The rationale can be viewed here
Space motif illustration
February 14 card illustration . Inhale, exhale (give love, take love)
Stareface with the exceptional headgear
BOSS recording machine
An imaginary jukebox illustration for MBI (Nigerian tv channel)
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