My main resolution for 2013 is to #HUSTLE more.
To be more pro-active about getting projects that I’m actually excited to work on while trying to avoid thinking about how there’s “no time”.
This is my first ever self-promotional mailer which I’m sending out to a bunch of potential clients and collaborators.
There’s more pictures at leecrutchley.co.uk/self-promo-mailer
If you know anyone in a position to commission illustrators who you think would like to receive one please let me know so I can add them to the list.
My new ‘About’ page was written by my teacher Mrs Salt when I was 5 years and 6 months old.
You can read it here: www.leecrutchley.co.uk/about
Computer Arts Issue 204
There’s a nice little feature/interview with me in this month’s issue of Computer Arts Magazine. The feature is mainly about Quoteskine and how it gave me the confidence to go freelance, and to call myself an “illustrator”.
I know I’m probably biased, but all round it’s the best issue of the mag I’ve read in a while. I think that’s because it’s about something I really believe, that doing things you love will always lead to good things.
It’s full of examples of designers, illustrators, and artists who have turned a personal project into something more. So it’s a good reminder to keep going with a project when you’re feeling like it’s heading nowhere. There’s also some great ideas about where to take your project next if you’re feeling a bit stuck.
It’ll be in the shops this week, so go and grab yourself a copy.
Or just stand in the magazine shop reading it until they kick you out.
I just found this photo of the ACME Whistles mural I did over on The Travelling Ticker.
The brief didn’t leave much room for creativity, but it was a great project all the same. I really enjoy painting on large walls.
I used some retro ACME advertising as a reference, and even though I only had a minuscule blurry photo of their old logo I think I managed to recreate it pretty nicely.
I think it must’ve been a slow news day.
You can see more pics of the EXPO at travelingticker.blogspot.co.uk
A mural I painted recently as part of the Birmingham Made Me Design EXPO was on tv last night. It’s a fairly simple one as they go, a nice retro ACME logo and strap line. There’s also a whistle and the phrase “guaranteed sound” to the right of this bit.
Anyway. Since no one records Midlands Today and uploads it to YouTube I made a crappy animated gif of it.
The Tamperine Project
This is a little film about The Tamperine exhibition that I blogged about not long ago. It shows the whole thing from the very first Tamperines arriving in the space, right through to the launch party. It’s well worth 2 minutes of your time.
There’s even a few shots of me doodling all over the walls in here too, but thankfully those are kept to a minimum.
The video was made by Craig Bush: @CraigDoesStuff
He’s got plenty more on his YouTube page too: @Bigbadwolfmedia
PS: I don’t know if “YouTube page” is the correct term. But you get the idea.
This is a poster I recently finished for the American band Say Anything.
It was part of a deluxe box set for their latest album Anarchy, My Dear.