…a weblog of Stig's art and designs…
A poster for Oxfordshire Climate Action Network to promote a public meeting to address Oxford’s response to Cliamte Change, specfically it’s tranport policy. Over 200 folks attended and both of our new MPs spoke fairly positively. Now we need to reverse the privatisation of Oxford’s buses, build decent cycle lanes, bring back affordable rural buses, pedestrianise Oxford city centre, refurbish the new Westgate carpark into a support centre for the homeless, promote and encourage home-working, etc.
A giant ‘Christmas Card’ I made for Oxford Friends of the Earth to use at the 2017 Green Fair in the Oxford Town Hall. Visitors to the fair were asked to sign the card, inside. The Sea Green Singers, a popular community choir, sang an altered version of “the 12 days of Christmas” using the parody lyrics listed on this card. It was quite a laugh. A few days later the card was presented to Cllr Bob Priced, the ‘leader’ of Oxford City Council. Meanwhile Oxford has illegally high levels of pollution, expensive (but hybrid) buses, a handful of token cycle-lanes and massive congestion. Maybe Santa Claus can help?
A flyer for the new StopStarvingYemen.org campaign. Since the Tories were re-elected in 2015 UK arms-sales to Saudi Arabia have increased dramatically. The nasty party is making a killing, again.
An 80-page report on “Climate Geoengineering” for the ETC Group. The report was co-written by BioFuelWatch (UK) and Heinrich Boell Foundation (Germany). The report clearly explains the main technologies, the key players and the many powerful reasons to resist such ‘global experimentation’. You can download the PDF of the whole report for free from the ETC group website, here.
As a rapidly warming world manifests heat waves, floods, droughts and hurricanes, geoengineering – large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems – is being presented as a strategy to counteract, dilute or delay climate change without disrupting energy- and resource-intensive economies. Alarmingly, current debates about this big techno-fix are limited to a small group of self-proclaimed experts reproducing undemocratic worldviews and technocratic, reductionist perspectives. Developing countries, indigenous peoples, and local communities are excluded and left voiceless.
As this report details, each of the proposed geoengineering technologies threatens people and ecosystems. Holistic assessments of the technologies also show that if deployed they are highly likely to worsen rather than mitigate the impacts of global warming.
The irreversibility, risk of weaponization, and implications for global power dynamics inherent in large-scale climate geoengineering also make it an unacceptable option.
A 4-page A4 pamphlet for The Nature Effect that introduces some great outdoor-play ideas to parents, grandparents and carers. The pamphlet was printed by AngliaPrint – one of the greenest printers in the country. Get in touch with The Nature Effect for more information or to get a printed copy of the pamphlet. Or download it as a (380kb) PDF.
The 2017 edition of the “Green News” for Oxfordshire Green Party. This annual 4-page full-colour newspaper is made each autumn to help promote the Green Fair and update us on the campagins and activities of the local Green Party. Download the (550kb) PDF.
A farewell gift and cartoon-poster to ‘celebrate’ the retirement of Pat Mooney, founding member and executive director of the ETC Group. The characters in the background include many of Pat’s opponents – captains of irresponsible industry, CEOs of mega-corporations, pioneers of GM technology, synthetic biology and geo-engineering. This poster was presented to Pat at one of his retirement parties.
A poster I made with a friend that promotes ‘mindfulness recovery’ group work at “Turning Point“, who are helping each other move away from addiction. Most of us have (or know someone who has) struggled with addiction – alcohol, drugs, or other substances or behaviours. The Oxford branch is based off the Cowley Road in East Oxford and most services are free and confidential. Turning Point does some excellent work helping folks.
Another festival poster, this time for the new and amazing Oxford City Farm. I made the illustration a few years ago, as a fund-raising poscard for the Oxford City Farm.
A poster for the 2017 Harvest Festival at the wonderful Hogacre Common Eco-park in South Oxford. I designed this poster to be printed on the risograph printing press at Oxford GreenPrint using red and blue ink. I came out great!
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.