Thursday, August 30, 2012

Designing Book Covers and T-shirts

I have recently been designing book covers and t-shirts speculatively and also for direct contact clients which has been interesting there is a lot of work out there especially in the speculative market if you don't mind rejection and can take critique. I prefer book cover design work as it has a lot of scope for my art, you do have to learn to read briefs well and sometimes minds.

Some companies I have submitted to in the past few months that have good reputations are Hatchwise, 99designs and Crowdspring. 99Designs is a great place to start if you are new as the site is user friendly and you can at first watch contest to learn about the process and interaction with the client and how a client's brief is interpreted.

My latest Squidoo lens is about Goose fair Nottingham as a child it was one of the few things to look forward to apart from Christmas and birthdays. Goose Fair came around in foggy October and when I was a youngster they still had side shows like boxing which my uncle use to work in.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Caught On Camera In Spain

Twenty two cars and mine without a scratch.
A quite night indoors interrupted with shouting and screeching tyres. I looked over the residence car park from my terrace to see a car smashing into parked cars. I ran outside to get a closer look with some of my neighbours.

A youth in his late teens was running from the car and every time he stood behind a residents car they smashed into it with the intention of harming him, the car in the picture was the last one to be hit before they sped off.

This car smashed the teenager off the ledge and he lay there seeping blood, an ambulance was called to the scene along with the police who caught up with the assailants and arrested them.

Twenty two cars were hit I wonder how many insurance claims there where, as most cars here in Spain have scratches and dints and nobody seems to know where they have come from.

I have written a lens on Squidoo about other photographs that I have taken over the years and witness some crazy happenings here in Spain from burning Palm trees to Skip lorries Demolishing sides of houses.


Sherm Donor -Squidoo