Friday, 11 December 2015

Been a little quiet on here of late, as I've just returned from a lovely month away in sunny Thailand.  Here are a few snaps.  For those interested, we stayed in Chiang Mai, Pai and Koh Chang, with not nearly enough time in Bangkok (flew in, flew out).  Although we did go to a fine photography gallery there, which had this exhibition by Welsh photographer Andrew McNeil.  Powerful stuff.  And the definite highlight of the trip was a day spent riding the mountain bike trails of the Doi Suthep National Park - absolutely superb.  Will be returning to Thailand at the earliest opportunity - what a fantastic country.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

My lovely Novation Nova - my favourite synthesizer.  Thought it could do with being drawn, seeing as it's great n all.  And it was a blustery autumnal sick day.  Next up: my mountain bike!  Maybe.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Made a little spot illo of some turtles, which I quite like.  I'm going to make a rubber stamp out of this at some point...

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

A couple of recent event posters.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Thought I'd have a go at something for Illustration Friday for a change - my first time!  The topic this week is 'ink'.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Well, my last post seems to have had the desired effect - been enjoying a lovely spell of dream jobs and fantastic clients of late, hurrah!  I might start posting commissioned work on this blog too (check www.edtucker.biz for recent updates - plenty more to go up in the coming days and weeks too), but for now here's some personal work that I've been producing in amongst my recent jobs: tennis, typography, a nice house and some sharks, jolly good.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Had one or two of these in recent times so I decided to have a little fun and make myself feel better about it... it's amazing how cathartic it felt to make this!  Was fun trying out some different Photoshop blending modes n' all.  So, only fantastic clients and dream jobs from now on!  Yes!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

My new range of limited edition prints is now available, and I'm selling the initial copies to raise funds for my friends' son's medical treatment - all the details are on my Facebook page, and the Treatment For Ted page is here.  Hope you fancy brightening up both your walls and a young boy's future at the same time!

Monday, 27 April 2015

Another quick little music thing here - excellent tunes in store at the Bee's Mouth if you find yourself in Brighton at the end of May....

Thursday, 16 April 2015

I made a little mix (and a picture to go with it).  Listen here if you like a bit of dub.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A bit of fun here - I occasionally dabble in homebrewing and decided it was high time I had a natty badge to put on my pressure barrel.  I'm way off coming up with my own recipes and thereby legitimately being able to describe the barrel's contents as one of "Tucker's ales" but stuff it, there's a flat circular space above the tap and I'll be damned if I'm not going to make it look nice with a wee bit of typography.  Watch this space for the Porter, IPA & Best Bitter versions (or don't)....

Monday, 12 January 2015

I'll be releasing a new cluster of limited edition prints shortly, and here is a preview of one of them, in a (slightly lurid) green colourway as an alternative to a more varied one which you can see here.

It's been a while since I've talked about tunes and there was some absolutely cracking music released last year, so I thought I'd briefly list my favourite albums of 2014, so here you are:

Clinton Fearon - Goodness - without question one of my all-time favourites.  Utterly brilliant LP
Dubmatix - In Dub
Decapitated - Blood Mantra (face it, death metal's great)
Crowbar - Symmetry in Black
Martha Tilston - The Sea
Fagin's Reject - Dirty Protest
(Hujaboy - Ancient Memories/Fractured EP/Whisper EP - not an album but Hujaboy's on fire at the moment and put out some absolutely storming EPs last year).
Also really loved some fine EPs from the likes of Don Fe, The Skints, Akasha Experience, Fungus Funk & Quanta.  Bonza.

Best films of last year for me were Grand Budapest Hotel and Inside Llewyn Davis and my favourite book was The Martian by Andy Weir.