Monday, November 29, 2010

Sonia Kretschmar takes on Carlton

Last night saw the launch of the latest "cook book" endeavour by Melbourne design studio Wolfgang, Shlomo & Max. It was great to have the opportunity to carve a lino print for this project, my first in years. The majority of the book was printed at the Melbourne Museum of Printing, and every illustration printed used the actual lino each artist cut as a printing plate.

From the W,S&M site: "COOKBOOK north/south is a not-for-profit publication, letterpress printed by hand, with a limited edition of 500. Each of COOKBOOK north/south’s ten suburb-inspired chapters feature a lino-cut artwork, short story and three recipes. A unique collection of letterpress forms, typography and colour create the visual identity for each suburb chapter. An unbound publication, COOKBOOK north/south comprises of hand printed individual cards, first offset and then letterpress printed at the Melbourne Museum of Printing".

All profits go to the food charity Second Bite, which redistributes unwanted food to the needy in Victoria & Tasmania, and the book can be purchased here :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christopher Nielsen/ 'Tis The Season

Thought it was appropriate to post some Christ-opher-mas stuff done recently. It being the season for it and all. This one was for the Sydney Morning Herald Christmas Food Guide

...and this one for Spinach Advertising's CSR "Bake A Difference" campaign.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dean Gorissen/Heart Failure

The November issue of Australian Family Physician focusses on Chronic Heart Failure. Dean dealt with the concept deftly and came up with an ace solution.


Dean Gorissen Long Story Shorts

The latest collection in the Affirm Press series is Gretchen Shirm's Having Cried Wolf. The stories revolve around childhood friends from the fictional coastal town of Kinsale, who have grown into women with vastly divergent lives, and their partners, families and friends. Dean's cover design aims to show how their stories create a rich tapestry of interconnected lives and shared experience.

Christopher Nielsen/ Design Federation Annual

Told you I was gonna blog more. The very first ever Design Federation Annual has hit the streets and I'm pleased to say I'm in it alongside a host of great illustrators, photographers and designers. They asked contributors to come up with something based around the theme of "1". I went with an image of Vincent. With "1" ear. Goghing, goghing, gone.

Christopher Nielsen/ Home Is Where The Art Is

Great big shout out to all those peeps in the Melbourne area. I've donated another piece this year to the Lighthouse Foundation Auction being held on Thursday night, the 2nd of December at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Get along and start a biddin' war. I sent them "Moroccan Dentist". Let's hope it brings a smile to someone's wall.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christopher Nielsen/ Recent Stuff

Haven't blogged on the Piggy site in like...AGES. Promise to do it more often. Here are a few things I've been working on since my last post.

Article on Bundy Rum for The Good Weekend.

Issue on "Rashes" for Check Medical Journal.

A betting guide for bookmaker Tom Waterhouse. More of the series at

Something about "Roadblocks" for PlanAdvisor (US)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nigel Buchanan / Men's Style

Australia's year of Indecision... from federal elections to Australia's Top Model and the AFL rematch we couldn't make up our minds... choices too difficult perhaps?
Art Director Barry Goodwin

Escape Velocity -Lew Keilar

My second animation, Escape Velocity, premiered at a short film festival on the Gold Coast this week.
As with A New Day In Old Japan (see a previous post) my starting point for the narrative was an existing illustration with an unexplained scenario.
Click on the image to go to You Tube for full screen.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nigel Buchanan / teams galore

Two commissions recently needed illustrations for 'Team building' stories. These bees were used on the cover of Associations Now magazine based in Washington and the image below was for SooJin Buzeli at Plan Advisor magazine in New York. The story was about putting together the ideal team; these guys have a particular advantage.