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Column Flyer

In late February I was contacted by Column Arts Agency about designing a flyer for their bookkeeping service. Aimed specifically at creatives, the theme was to be ‘the war effort’, a great angle given that Column’s role is to support … more

Studio Photos

When sharing the studio with Alex ‘M-Waves’ Morgan, a few photos were taken whilst I was at work. My slant for black and white is no secret, so these images are just what my eyes like to see. I hope … more

Illustrated Tshirt Graphics

Toward the end of 2013 a ltd run of Tshirts was made, all designed to be screen printed in single colour. Indian ink has been brushed on to create bolder shapes, with selective hatching and spattering. Tshirts are made with … more

Black Phoenix

This piece was inked in Spring 2013, and was the subject of a short video that was shot at the time. The video is called Somewhere In Salford. Much thanks and appreciation to Sam St John and Chris Butler at Paragon Pictures. To coincide with … more

Mind On Fire

In preparation for their ninth birthday celebration, the Mind On Fire music collective expressed an interest in making use of some of my personal artwork. It’s fair to say this image has been treated differently than much of the illustrated output … more

Red Bull Curates

On October 22nd, Red Bull curated Watch This Space, a series of live creative events held in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. In collaboration with local artists, credible local bars were host to these creative talents who set to work permanently transforming spaces within. … more

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Triple Hop Exhibition

As a member of Column Arts Agency, the opportunity was recently extended to be part of a group show called Triple Hop. In conjunction with art event agency Test Space and London based beer producers Honest Brew, the event brought … more

Thanks & Praise

Shortly before the Dub Smugglers went to play at Outlook Festival in Croatia, their second record was released. As with their first vinyl release, this single has been put through the SuperCrafts studio for the illustration and graphics. Handled in … more

Art of Death
Art of Death

A very interesting commission was recently undertaken to design a half sleeve tattoo. It was inspired by an exhibition on the subject of death, and specifically based on one picture that had been seen. The image turned out to be … more

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Print for Good

In collaboration with The Lab, a limited run of screen printed posters has been created for Print for Good. Supported by GF Smith papers, PFG is a print specific project to raise money for good causes. Those causes are selected by the contributing … more

Artcrank Poster

When word of a bicycle inspired poster exhibition reached the studio, the decision to apply was almost instant. Happily the folks at Artcrank were receptive to the idea of a SuperCrafts poster to go in the show, so that is … more

Oni Tattoo Artwork

Amongst the various mediums in illustration, one of the connections that occurs quite naturally is between pen and indian ink, and tattoo illustration. In the case of black and grey tattooing the similarities are especially clear to see. For this … more

Artwork Preview

Here are a few samples of illustration work that has recently been made in the studio. Inked drawings continue to be a major activity here and the techniques used are evolving continuously. Brush and pen is a medium that has … more

Dub Smugglers Debut Vinyl

The studio’s first record design has just been released. Vibes For The People / Shine Eye Gal, is a double A side record, and a debut vinyl release for Manchester’s Dub Smugglers Sound System. The artwork for the sleeve was drawn … more

Get Active Magazine

Since August of 2012, the studio has created a number of illustrations and cover artwork for Get Active, a suppliment for Scouting Magazine. The project management was handled by Column Arts Agency, leaving the studio free to focus on the … more

One69A Flyer

Not long ago the SC studio was commissioned to design a flyer for One69A Manchester Screen Printers. This has proven to be a great opportunity to use some new illustration techniques which have come through in recent personal work. The … more

Dub Smugglers Material

Since developing the trademarks for Dub Smugglers last year, there have been some other things designed for the Manchester based reggae sound system. Most recently has been a range of screen printed items for the crew’s show at Outlook Festival … more

Mungo’s HiFi

Not long ago the studio was contacted by the good folks at Mungo’s HiFi to design their 2012 summer Tshirts. One was for the Mungo’s HiFi sound system, the other for their record label Scotch Bonnet. Single colour prints with … more

Beast of Burden

This illustration was started in the summer and developed in between other projects that were at the forefront. The original artwork was drawn onto A2 paper with indian ink using a range of techniques for visual texture. Once completed, Mark Jermyn … more

Benu Berlin

Not long ago the studio was engaged in an unexpected project. The end of year degree project of Fashion Designer Karen Jessen was being developed when it was suggested that the project needed some graphic design elements to tie everything … more

Urban Renewal

A short time ago a poster design was created for an event held by Bert Agency. In order to raise money for Christie Charity, Bert approached a number of designers and artists to create something based around the theme of … more

Raikes Parade

A few self initiated projects have been hatched just lately. One of these is a T-shirt graphic that was made for Raikes Parade, who’s latest EP, Trips, has just dropped. Very recently Raikes played a set at the Future Everything festival, … more

Shabazz Palaces

As part of the Future Everything festival, Islington Mill was host to a live show by Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire, better known as Shabazz Palaces. From their self titled EP to their latest album Black Up, their music receives special appreciation … more

Naked Lunch

As part of Column’s Reinventions: Book Covers, showing at the 2012 Print Odyssey, Super Crafts contributed a limited run of two colour posters. The book cover that was chosen to reinvent is the seminal work of American author William Burroughs, … more

Islington Mill Garden Party

Not long ago Islington Mill held a Garden Party in conjunction with an exhibition by David Williams. The aim was to raise money for the upkeep of the plants in the courtyard, which in the summer look thoroughly amazing. In … more

Random Zine

The premier edition of Random is now complete and in circulation. Initiated and self published by SuperCrafts, the zine is a journey into the aesthetic taste of the studio. The zine is riso printed onto Cairn Straw recycled stock, and the … more

Column Arts Agency

Some time ago the SC studio was commissioned to create a logo for a new professional endeavour called Column Arts Agency. Based in London, Column is an agency that supports visual artists whilst providing marketing and book keeping services, and I’m … more

A batch of screen printed illustrations has recently been produced for Juno Bar in Shoreditch. The bar is having a brand update, so some new artwork for the walls was commissioned. All the pieces were printed single colour onto 320gram … more

Random Zine

In the not too distant future will be finalised the first edition of Random. Initiated and self published by SC, the zine is a journey into the aesthetic taste of the studio. As you might expect, the zine is screen … more

Eye Of The Yak

All around are lessons this world teaches us. It just takes the right perspective to  see what’s there to learn. When inking a drawing, the pencil draft usually guides how to render the shading. In this case the tangled, matted … more