23 November 2009

What is Illustration?


My work is featured in 'What is Illustration?' by Lawrence Zeegen, published by Rotovision. Available to buy on Amazon here.

19 November 2009

Coming soon...


Very excited to say that the new Peepshow website has been delivered this week by wizards of the web Sennep. Now begins the mammoth task of loading all the content in. It's a great site, completely different to the last one with the focus firmly on the work over exciting programming. Launching early in the new year...www.peepshow.org.uk.

11 November 2009

9 November 2009

16 October 2009

Made & Sold



My work features in a new book 'Made & Sold:Toys, T Shirts, Zines and Other Stuff', published by Laurence King. Written & designed by FL@33. Featuring work by Anthony Burrill, Mike Perry, Tom Gauld, Airside and many others.

www.madeandsold.com

Available here.

8 October 2009

Print Club


I was up at the marvellous Print Club in Dalston today at a silkscreen workshop, brushing up on my poor skills from years back. It was a lovely day, very informative and highly recommended, thanks to Kate and master printmaker Fred for all the help. You can sign up for the Print Club Beginners Workshop here. I produced an A5 print in an edition of 50 which I think I'll give away with the next Peepshow Quarterly, we shall see.

3 October 2009

Financial Times




New work in today's 'FT Weekend Magazine'. The cover and five illustrations including a double page spread.

30 September 2009

YCN Library



I was down at 72 Rivington Street this evening at the home of YCN presenting Peepshow's favourite five book titles for the lending library alongside Luke Best, Andrew Rae and Chrissie Macdonald. My choice was 'Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita' by Julie Ault. The amazing typographic silkscreen work of a Catholic Nun in the sixties. Thanks to Alex for getting us involved.

29 September 2009

Forthcoming

I've spent the last three weeks frantically illustrating for the likes of Mens Health in the USA, The Telegraph here in London, a whole bunch of stuff for The Financial Times (including a forthcoming weekend supplement cover), some packaging for Qualcomm with MiresBall in San Diego and a cover for The University of West Scotland with Freight Design in Glasgow. Phew!

24 September 2009

Telegraph



New Illustration on the cover of the 'Insurance & Financial Services' supplement in today's Telegraph Newspaper.

22 September 2009

EMB Viewpoint Magazine




Two of four full page Ilustrations for EMB Viewpoint magazine (including the cover). Commissioned by the lovely folks at Morning Design.

21 September 2009

Work Archive

I've had bit of a spring clean over at my website, cleared out a bunch of older work and archived it into this blog. You can see these archives here:

Archive One

Archive Two

20 September 2009

Renault Tests





A couple of many recent tests for Renault Megane (via Publis, London) that didn't get off the ground. Shame, but it was nice to carve up and collage multiple angles of cars. Something a bit cubist about it all, which I'll be sure to follow up.

16 September 2009

New Illustration PDF Portfolio


I've got a New Illustration PDF Portfolio available to view over at Peepshow:

Peepshow Collective//Miles Donovan 2009

15 September 2009

September 2009

Well I finally (after two months) wrapped up on a little project with Grey in Paris which comes out later in the year (I think). Just finished a bunch of Illustrations for the relaunched EMB Viewpoint Magazine, working with the lovely folks at Morning Design. Onto a few more Illustrations in the USA at the moment and continuing to prepare material working alongside Sennep for the forthcoming Peepshow website relaunch, all very exciting.

14 August 2009

August 2009

It's sure been a while, well I've been in advertising 'test' land for the last month or so, a few projects that may or may not happen, who knows. Time will tell. Also recently worked on editorial illustrations for Inc Magazine in the USA and The Times here in London. Exciting Peepshow news for Autumn 2009! I'm in the very early stages of working on a new Peepshow website, at the controls (once again) South London's finest web wizards, the mighty Sennep. Time to retire the old slide projector to the loft, It's worked hard for us for over four years. Stay tuned.

8 July 2009

Coney Island Astroland//Print for Secret Blisters '09

'Coney Island Astroland', two colour silkscreen print for Print Club's 'Secret Blisters '09'. Measuring 70cm x 50cm (B2), signed & embossed stamped in an edition of 35. The last few are available to buy from the Print Club website now. £35.00 + P&P.

www.printclublondon.com/shop_secret_miles_donovan.php

22 June 2009

Secret Blisters '09

I have designed a print for the forthcoming Printclub 'Secret Blisters '09' show on the weekend of 26/27/28 June, MC Motors, Millers Ave, Dalston, E8. You'll have to guess which one it is, it's in there somewhere. All artists signatures will be covered. Print measures 50cm x 70cm (B2), signed, in an edition of 35, only £35. I'm in good company, 'Secret Blisters' also features the work of James Joyce, Anthony Burrill, Si Scott, Jody Barton, Jon Burgerman and many others.

More info here:
http://www.printclublondon.com/postershow2.php

17 June 2009

New work for "Inbetween"

Original collage work created for the current Peepshow exhibition "Inbetween". Show runs until July 15th at The Dreamspace Gallery, 1-3 Dufferin Street, London, EC1Y 8NA.

Read an Interview about the show with myself and other members of 'Peepshow' over at 'It's Nice That' here.

From top to bottom: 'Tulip', 'Western', 'Polar', 'Creation 1', 'Creation 2'.











16 June 2009

Puma for Blackpool Magazine in France

Three of four full page illustrations advertising Puma Easyrider trainers for Blackpool magazine in Paris.





9 June 2009

**Sneak preview** I_n_b_e_t_w_e_e_n

Thought I'd post up a glimpse of some of the work I've been making for the forthcoming Peepshow exhibition. I'll be exhibiting a number of original artwork collages at "Inbetween" which opens next Wednesday at the Dreamspace Gallery in London.

8 June 2009

WWD Beauty Biz

New quarter-page Illustrations for WWD Beauty Biz Magazine in the USA.

5 June 2009

Inbetween//an exhibition by Peepshow Collective

Inbetween//an exhibition by Peepshow Collective
Dreamspace Gallery, 1-3 Dufferin Street, London, EC1Y 8NA
17th June to July 15th 2009
Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm
Free admission

In between their day-to-day studio activity, there are always thoughts, ideas, possibilities and fragments growing and developing after the work has been done. Peepshow has chosen to show these personal investigations, drawings, prints and objects at the dreamspace gallery, EC1, offering a secret insight into the personal minds of the Peepshow Collective. For more information, email dreamspace@adrem.uk.com

New work from:
Luke Best, Jenny Bowers, Miles Donovan, Matthew Hawkins, Adrian Johnson, Chrissie Macdonald, Marie O Connor, Andrew Rae, Elliot Thoburn, Lucy Vigrass & Spencer Wilson.

2 June 2009

The Big Art Project

A documentary covering a project I was involved in last year has just screened on Channel Four in the UK. 'The Big Art Project' features 'Invisible' by Greyworld, which myself and Lucy Vigrass from Peepshow provided all the illustration work for. A series of enormous Invisible UV paintings across the town centre of Burnley. If your in the UK see the fourth part of the series here (available for 30 days)

1 June 2009

June

Exhibition a go-go at the moment, just putting the final touches to the print I've designed for the forthcoming 'Secret Blisters' show (details below). If you fancy picking up one of an edition of 35 which is hand silkscreened, numbered, signed, and only £35, you know where to be. MC Motors, Millers Ave, Dalston, E8 on the weekend commencing June 27th (but you'll have to guess which one is mine). The Blisters show from 2008 was one of the best shows I went to last year.

My work for the forthcoming Peepshow exhibition 'Inbetween' (which opens June 17th), found it's way to the framers just in the nick of time last Friday. Exciting stuff, bit of a new direction (I didn't use a computer for once, shock horror). On to designing the catalogue next week.

In other news I've just wrapped up on Illustrations for Wired, Institutional Investor, WWD and Puma which will be published soon.

28 May 2009

Secret Blisters **Press Release**

'Secret Blisters' An exhibition of 35 illustrators. 35 edition and hand signed prints. 35 Pounds each.
Bringing together a mixture of 35 emerging and established illustrators from pen to mouse to those who cover walls, for another summer bonanza of hand pulled, screen printed posters.
Here’s a sneak preview, Miles Donovan, Anthony Burrill, Kate Moross, Jody Barton, Eine.....and many many more
All artists signatures will be a secret, so no buying for 'namesake' just the ones you love!
Like last year all prints (signed and numbered) can be on your bedroom wall for £35 each.
The only rule is that you can only purchase one of each artist’s posters.

SECRET BLISTERS will run from 26th to 28th June 2009 at MC Motors, Millers Avenue off Arcola Street, Dalston, E8 2DS.

Fri 26th: Opening 6pm – 10pm

Sat 27th/Sun 28th: 11am-5pm

14 May 2009

Coming soon.....

Over the last few weeks I've been making new collage work for the forthcoming Peepshow exhibition 'Inbetween' which opens next month. The first work I've made without the aid of a computer for a considerable amount of time, maybe ten years! I've throughly enjoyed it and plan to make it a mission to not rely on those pesky shiny things so much in the future. Good old spray mount, pritt stick and a pack of 10A's.

30 March 2009

Creative Review Advert

I worked on this a few weeks back with Andrew, Lucy and Chrissie from Peepshow and just published in the April issue of Creative Review magazine. An advert (the first in series) promoting subscriptions to the magazine. Photography by the great Stephen Lenthall.

18 March 2009

'Country Credit' for Institutional Investor

New work for Institutional Investor in the U.S.A. This nearly ran on the cover but sadly didn't make the cut, oh well, it's inside the magazine instead.

14 March 2009

'John Thain' for The Financial Times

New work in today's 'FT Weekend' supplement. Six Illustrations including the cover.

10 March 2009

Current projects

Just wrapping on a few Illustration projects for C Magazine, Financial Times and Institutional Investor at the moment which I'll post up when they are published. l'll also be finishing work on two films for the BBC in the next few days which I've been working with Peepshow on.

25 February 2009

Creative Review

I was down at the Saga Centre in West London yesterday shooting an advert for Creative Review with Chrissie, Lucy and Andrew from Peepshow. Taking the pictures was the great Mr Stephen Lenthall. I'll post the final advert up here when it's published in the April issue.

18 February 2009

Institutional Investor

Here's a few of the 44 portraits I recently completed for Institutional Investor magazine in the U.S.


17 February 2009

The Wonderful World of Andy Sidaris

I recently discovered the quite incredible movies of Andy Sidaris who sadly passed away in 2007, they really are quite something and need to be seen to be believed. I throughly recommend 'Hard Ticket To Hawaii' which features amazing scenes of a skateboarding assassin with a blow-up doll, a killer frisbee, and a cancer ridden deadly snake. 'Malibu Express', the tale of a skirt chasing private detective called Cody and 'Fit to Kill', featuring Roger Moore's son Geoffrey, a stolen nazi diamond, archive World War 2 footage and a radio controlled miniature helicopter fight. My jaw was on the floor throughout. Without a doubt an Ed Wood for our times.

Trailers:
'Hard Ticket to Hawaii' (1987)
'Malibu Express' (1985)
'Fit To Kill' (1993)

Maybe the best scene in a film ever, from 'Hard Ticket to Hawaii', Lethal Frisbee.

16 February 2009

Mingering Mike

Between 1968 and 1977 Mingering Mike recorded over fifty albums, managed thirty-five of his own record labels, and produced, directed and starred in nine of his own motion pictures. In 1972 alone he released fifteen LPs and over twenty singles, and his traveling revue played for sold out crowds the world over.

How is it that such a prolific musician has gone under the radar for the more than thirty years? The answer is that all took place in Mike's imagination, and in the vast collection of fake cardboard records and acapella home recordings that he made for himself as a teenager in Washington, D.C. in the late 1960s.

Great book on Mingering Mike, 'Mingering Mike-The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar' by Dori Hadar. Available on amazon here.




14 February 2009

Icon Magazine

Hang on a minute, I've seen this before...well yes you have, sort of, my technology illustration for Icon Magazine has been re-jigged for the March Issue to include Little Big Planet's Sack Boy.

13 February 2009

iartillustration

A short interview with me can be found over at the iartillustration blog.

12 February 2009

Sister Corita Kent

Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) was an artist and educator. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping establish it as a fine art medium.

www.corita.org

Great book on Sisiter Corita, 'Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita' by Julie Ault. Available on Amazon here.