(Phil): It’s that time of year, when I know I should have done them by now, but, time is running out for me to do my annual accounts. Always a depressing task, sifting through those receipts & logging them into the spreadsheet to hand over to an accountant that makes sure I get it right, eh mr HMRC…
Typefaces : Doc 11
PDF version (144kbs) : 22_money.pdf
(Phil): YES! It’s the October holidays!…. this can only mean one thing…. SKYE HERE WE COME! We LOVE our yearly holiday in Skye. We’re so lucky to be able to spend time in this magical island on the west coast of Scotland. We stay in Ord, in the south of the island (Sleat), right next to the sea loch, Eishort… it’s perfect. If you’ve never been to Skye, you need to go, you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with the place.
Typefaces : Hand Painted + District Pro Thin
PDF version (1.5mb) : 17_skye.pdf
(Phil): I’ve been busy, so have let slide the posters for a few weeks. I am trying to “catch up”… so some posters will be super simple / quick (!)
I learned how to wall ride at transition extreme at the end of September… it’s only taken me 30+ years! Here’s a still from the video Andy took of me doing one that turned into an odd power slide half way up the wall too!
Typefaces : Hand made “wall ride”
PDF version (89kbs) : 16_wallride.pdf
Phil’s 14th poster – “Autumn” – foragefungusmungous
(Phil): During Oor Monsters in the Skene Woods, We went foraging to find out usual spots of Chanterelles pretty much devoid of any decent finds… but, on the way, we found about a kilo of Boletus edulis! (Cep, Porcini or Penny Bun Bolete). What a haul! We did also find some amazing Birch Boletes, Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina). Check you patches! (although it’s getting a little late now, as the flys have been oot n aboot!)
Typefaces : Found Calligraphic image (+ customised) + StartEnd
PDF version (536kbs) : 14_autumn.pdf
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 : oormonsters.wordpress.com/events 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
Phil’s 11th poster – “Kellands” – Vaughan started nursery at Kellands
(Phil): Monday 24th August, Vaughan had his first day at Kellands Nursery. The lovely Ms Andrews greeted him at the door, as she did with Poppy nearly 5 years ago. She remembered Vaughan’s first visit to the School as a week old baby, visiting his sister’s class. Lovely. This poster shows none of that. I always walked past “temporary” storage units & loved the textures, colours & welded typography. This utilises that & my representation of “variables”… the things we encounter on a daily basis, be it “will we be on time today?” to “what did I learn today” etc.
Typefaces : Myriad Pro (customised)
PDF version (289kbs) : 11_kellands.pdf
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