Recent Listening: Songs With Names That Form A Sentence

  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • While You Wait For The Others - Grizzly Bear
  • Blowing Lungs Like Bubbles - Efterklang
  • Please, Baby, Please - David Bazan
  • Stand By Me - John Lennon
  • In The Flowers - Animal Collective
  • I Want To Tell You - The Beatles
  • How To Disappear Completely - Radiohead
  • The Way Young Lovers Do - Van Morrison
  • All Neon Like - Bj√∂rk

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Spice Jar Labels

Speak for themselves really...






Monday, 22 November 2010

Junkfunk

An awesome shop in Brighton have my badges in stock. So get yourselves down there and grab some. (With money, otherwise it's stealing.)

North Laine
27 Gloucester Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4AQ
01273 680 555







Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Making A Buzz




My flat mate Owen Davey and I were bored with our dull buzzer box so we decided to jazz it up a bit by collaborating on a sticky cover. I did the typography and Owen did the illustration of the robot. You can see more of Owens' work by clicking here!


Sunday, 25 July 2010

Chris Boyce Mk. II

Version two of my website is finally up and running. It features a lot more of the work I did for New Designers, as well as some more recent creations. A few of the pages are still under construction so you'll have to bare with me while I finish those. If you want to have a gander, click here!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Creative Review

So, the New Designers exhibition was last week and I must say it was a big success for my colleagues and I. Had lots of people taking an interest in our work and mine even made it to the Creative Review Blog, thanks for that Eliza!

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Badges Galore






For the last couple of days I have been making badges with the help of my lovely girlfriend, Claire. We've made a grand total of 96 bags, each containing 3 badges. Just took some snaps of various stages of the construction so thought I'd share them on here.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

More Exciting Packages


I got some postcards printed up by the fantastic people at JamJar Print. They arrived yesterday but I've only just had a chance to put them up on my blog. I'll have them to hand out at New Designers in London and I'll also be sending out some mail art packages with them included. If you're interested in exchanging some mail art feel free to drop me your address. There could be some badges in it for you!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Down To Business

My business cards arrived in the post today, rather exciting. The printers at moo.com have done a sterling job. Thought I'd snap them and stick them on here for you all to see. There are ten different designs on the back. The idea is that people will pick them up and go "Holy cow! This guy is amazing, I must immediately contact him via one of these details cleverly placed on the back and give him a job." That's the dream anyway. Enjoy!

Friday, 18 June 2010

One More Thing...


Right, just one more thing related to the show and then I'll stop! Put together this landscape image of the show just after we had finished putting it up (hence all the tools and ladders and stuff). I stood in the middle with my little digital camera and turned around in a circle, snapping as I went. I'm no photographer so excuse the quality!

More Show Stuff...





Show Off






Well, it's been a long hard road but my degree is over, just an exhibition in London to go! I managed to get a 1.0, so that was a nice surprise, although I did work my bum off for three years. Thought I'd share some snaps of the show, taken by Will Scobie, with anyone who's interested. If you can get to the New Designers exhibition in London I'll also have some work there! Enjoy!

Friday, 14 May 2010

How To Understand Women


Here's a quick sample of a piece from my final major project. The finished piece will be a series of 90 x 90 mm drawings and scrawls divided into a series of small folded booklets. I've entitled it Cynical Glimpses. Enjoy.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Studio View




Just thought I'd upload a few snaps of the space I've been creating the recent pieces in. This documents the process I've been going through to get to the finished articles. As you can see I make a lot of mess. I feel a bit like a school kid cutting and pasting...Except I don't have to use safety scissors anymore.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Student Limbo




I know. Three posts in three days. Madness right? Well anyway here's another cut and paste observation for the millions of you that read my blog. This one focuses on the troubling limbo that students fall into once they leave university. Here's hoping it doesn't happen to me...

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Man Is Still Battling The Answering Machine


Just revised the cutout experiment from yesterday and I'm pleased with how it has turned out. I've decided to focus on a completely hand crafted approach to the project which, while being slightly more time consuming, should give the finished pieces an authenticity that I don't think I could achieve with a computer. Wish me luck!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Man Versus Answering Machine



A little experiment with cut out paper for my final major project. I'm doing a series of pieces which are observations about various aspects of everyday life. This one is themed around technology (a battle I had with the answering machine one day). So today I've been trying out a different approach to working and thinking about possibly having all my pieces displayed as originals as opposed to prints. I'm going to try out a few of the individual pieces in potatoshop first and see how it goes.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A Hard Day's Fight




Those of you who know me will no doubt be aware that I am a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Those of you who don't know me are now furnished with this piece of information. To me they are a time machine, taking me back to my joyous childhood days in the early nineties before I realized the world was a big scary place. For my recent birthday I received a Digital Versatile Disc of the television series from the late eighties that I grew up watching. Inspiration hit and I decided to embark upon a quick project.

I created this piece as a homage to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and as I am also a regular listener of The Beatles I decided to parody the album cover for the American release of 'A Hard Day's Night'. I thought this was a good way of presenting the four portraits. I'm a little unsure about the typography on the bit that says 'Teenage Mutant Ninja'. Overall though I'm happy with it. Let me know what you think!

NOTE: Just in case there are any nerds reading this, I am aware that in the 1984 comic debut of TMNT all four of them had red bandannas. I opted for the different colored versions to add contrast and to distinguish between the four. I wonder if anyone will read this...

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Taking Pride In My Work

Had this visual pun kicking around in my head for a few days. I needed to free up some valuable space inside my brain what with the final major project at college coming up, so I decided to get it down on paper. Enjoy!

And Then There Were Badges...

Here is the first badge set of the previous patterns. I'm thinking of doing a further five designs so that they can be made available in little packets of four badges, or individually.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Patterns..Yum!




My partner in creative crime, Owen Davey, has recently been preparing for an exhibition of his work in Falmouth. Some of the new things he's been doing included repeating patterns. His were rather fantastic and inspired me to embark upon a journey of pattern making myself. These are three I put together today which I'm pleased with and they'll soon be available in the guise of an A5 print and maybe even a badge set if you're lucky.


Thursday, 18 February 2010

Curriculum Vitae



Thought I'd put up some snaps of a project I recently finished. I put a lot of thought into it and I'm proud of the finished article. Hopefully it'll set me apart from other applicants in the competitive world of design.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

First Post


Hello, welcome to my first post on my blog! I had no idea how to start the first entry so, as this is a design and illustration blog, I thought I would begin with a drawing for a poster I'm working on about collective nouns. The collective noun for Tigers, if anyone is interested, is an Ambush.