…a weblog of Stig's art and designs…
A simple diagram for the “Good Food Cooking Framework” A5 booklet that was written by Good Food Oxford in Spring 2018. The booklet can be downloaded for free from here or from the Good Food Oxford website. There is also a set of A4 resources that accompany the guide here. Below is the cover.
Poster for the 10th anniversary of Oxfordshire’s trail-blazing Westmill Wind and Solar Farm. WESET have an open day each year – well worth a visit if you are in the area and interested in renewable energy. WESET is a community owned project. This poster was designed to be printed on the risograph printer at Oxford GreenPrint – it looked great on a hummous coloured paper.
A new 7-foot long cloth banner for the tireless campaigners at the Oxford branch of the “Keep Our NHS Public“. Underfunding (Tory cuts), PFI payments (vampire) and back-door privatisation (bats) is squeezing Britain’s greatest institution. Many great people are figting to protect it especially @AllysonPollock @NHSMillion and @DerbyPA . See: http://www.nhsbillnow.org/ The NHS staff continue to do their best in difficult times.
Latest poster for the lovely Oxford Permaculture Picturehouse – advertising their latest film “Seed: the untold story“.
Poster for my local Low-Carbon group, LEAF, to help promote a FREE public meeting to help people learn about making their homes less cold, damp and leaky. I used a cartoon I drew many years ago for another project – the now closed down Energy Saving Coop.
The first thumbnail shows the risograph 2-colour version – we printed A4 and A5 copies very cheaply (and very eco-friendly).
The second thumbnail shows the full-colour version that was not printed but used in emails, blogs, tweets and on faecebook, etc.
Web-poster for my friend Ally Stott.
A good example of how a great photo, that happens to have some areas of plain colour can be used to make a pretty and effective poster.
Poster for the Oxford Permaculture Picturehouse’s latest offering – a film called “In our hands” by the Landworkers’ Alliance. Sounds like a great film. Join us.
A logo I helped make, working with Jane G, for the forthcoming “Flo’s – the place in the park” – which will be an amazing community centre in the building that was the Florence Park Children’s Centre (before government cuts forced Oxfordshire County Council to close it down, along with almost 40 other family centres across Oxfordshire). A group of dedicated local people fought off commercial bids and won the right to manage and run the building as a community-interest company (CIC). While the lawyers and politicians squabble over the lease, local people are starting to plan the new centre.
A collapsible fold-away ruff in the shape of the BP logo, (that cute helix thingy). This is the third one I’ve made, so far. This one is extra strong cos the second one got broken. The first one has been used so often it’s got a bit smelly, apparently. These cute ‘pocket-able’ props are for the wonderful thespian-activists at ‘BP-or-not-BP‘ who target those huge cultural institutions who take blood-money sponsorship from BP (British Petroleum). The ruff is most apt when used in theatrical protests at BP’s sponsorship of Shakesperean events.
Why do these fine centres of culture and learning allow their reputation to be tarnished by taking money from BP – the global Oil company that impoverishes communities, props up brutal tyrants, trashes ecosystems with oil-spills, silences unions and pumps out climate-wrecking emissions like there’s no tomorrow?
On a lighter note, we heard recently that the celebrated Design Museum in London would like to use one of these BP-ruffs in a forthcoming exhibition, called “Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018” that will start on 28th March 2018. Cool!
A flyer for this winter’s local campaign to offer free thermal imaging scans of homes. We made two of these flyer designs – one for the Florence Park area and another for Rosehill & Iffley. This project is one of many organised by CAG Oxfordshire. This flyer was printed at Oxford GreenPrint using the eco-friendly risograph press using just red and blue ink on yellow paper.
To see examples of my work please visit the gallery pages under DESIGN and ILLUSTRATION above. Click on an image to see a larger version. Comments are welcome.
To get in touch see the email form on the ABOUT page.
I like working for good causes that help people, animals or the environment. I do not really work for profit-making groups.
Most of my work has been on climate change, peace and war, human-rights, energy, food, corporate power and sustainable-living.
I can do cartoons, logos, illustrations, diagrams, flyers, posters, reports, carpentry, subverts, signs, photo-montage, props, graphics, costumes, murals and banners. See the gallery pages under the DESIGN and ILLUSTRATION buttons near the top of the page. Occasionally I also enjoy working with dragons, bike-trailers, permaculture and nature-murals.
If you are looking for an illustrator, cartoonist or designer, I may be able to help.