PT 12 – “Oor Monsters 4”

Poster for Oor Monsters 4 exhibition

Phil’s 12th poster – “Oor Monsters iv” – Gabrielle Reith & Philip Thompson’s upcoming art show

(Phil): NEOS (North East Open Studios) is soon upon us! Gabi & I had decided to do another “Oor Monsters” show – in the Skene Woods! There will be drawing, painting, sculpture & interactive elements to this playful exhibition of our favourite area of creativity when collaborating. We’ll also be running some workshops, space is limited, so, please let us know if you are coming. Visit : for more details.

We’ve had previous work from “Oor Monsters” exhibitions shown in the Pictoplasma Paris Conference & Berlin / Mexico City – so we’re pretty confident our work is good! Please come along to experience it yourself & let us know what you think.

Typefaces : Intro Rust G Base (+ customised)

PDF version (366kbs) : 12_oorMonsters.pdf


PT 08 – “Random Pattern Workshop”

PT 08 "random pattern workshop"

Phil’s 8th poster – “Random Pattern Workshop” – Making patterns from dice throws at the Maritime Museum.

(Phil): I was asked by the lovely Anna Shortland to run a Teen / Family workshop at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum for their summer events programme. She & I loved the outcome of the “Colourclash” pattern workshop I ran, so decided to run it for Teenagers & Families. It’s a simple premise, of letting a dice throw call the shots in order to make a pattern “cell” & use the computer to create a repeat pattern from it.  The delight in the faces of the participants is ace, from bemusement to joy when seeing a simple set of shapes & colours become a vibrant repeat pattern. The kids were super chuffed with the results. I’ve used the “offcuts” here to create the base image.

Typefaces : Myriad Pro

PDF version (125kbs) : 08_maritime.pdf

PT 07 – “Moon Girl”

PT 07 - Moon Girl

Phil’s 7th poster – “Moon Girl” – Poppy at the Seven Stories, dressing up.

(Phil): We went to Newcastle to see the lovely Simon Smerdon (Slowraiders) getting married to Stefanie, but as always, when in Newcastle, we always love to visit the Seven Stories (kids’ book museum / exhibition space / shop / amazing place). They always have fantastic displays, exhibitions & interactive stuff for kids of all ages to play with, Poppy was really taken with the Astronaut suit in the Michael Foreman exhibition “Painting with Rainbows” – the photos I took HAD to be used as a poster, so simple & perfect.

If you are ever in Newcastle & love illustration / kids books – PLEASE visit the place, it’s fantastic. There’s also the Ouseburn Farm just round the corner & the Ouseburn Coffee Company which does an AMAZING espresso.

Typefaces : Intro Head & Handwritten Pen & Ink

PDF version (247kbs) : 07_7stories.pdf