HONEY IS FUNNY DOT COM
I just completed this series of 7 illustrations for the book "Undercover User Experience" by Cennydd Bowles and James Box (Peachpit Press).
You can read about the project here: http://honeyisfunny.blogspot.com and more about the book here: http://undercoverux.com/
If you have a similar book illustration project in mind then please email me at honeyisfunny(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm
"Chris Summerlin is an illustrator and musician living and working in Nottingham. Originally making gig posters out of necessity for the Damn You! collective of gig promoters that he was part of, he has now designed over 200 gig posters for clients all over the world; as well as countless record sleeves and magazine illustrations all embracing a love of bold colour and clear, simple design.
He still uses Photoshop 5.0, a PC made in 1998 and a lightbox made out of a record player lid. He can confirm that wearing a dressing gown to "work" and eating eggs every single day has no adverse effects on his output. His favourite film is Trading Places. His favourite band is Lungfish. He finds it very annoying when people steal his pens. His grey hair to normal hair ratio is beginning to bother him"
(from I Dress Myself)
A random selection of my work is shown below. I have a Blog that I will be updating with current work (among other things) here:
A full catalogue of work including all gig posters (see seperate section below) can be viewed here: MY PORTFOLIO AT FLICKR
I am usually quite busy but am always keen to take on new work: my rates are exceptionally cheap and I am happy to discuss anything you have in mind.
I also work closely with several very skilled photographers should you wish to incorporate a mixture of graphic and photographic material in a piece of work.
Email me at: honeyisfunny(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm
Click the image to see it big...
CD/LP sleeve for "Dansette Dansette" by Tender Trap (Fortuna Pop/Slumberland Records)
7" sleeve for "Do You Want A Boyfriend?" by Tender Trap (Fortuna Pop/Slumberland Records)
CD sleeve for "Aversions" by Gareth Hardwick (Low Point Records)
Sleeve for "Electric Soup" EP by Strategy (Low Point Records)
LP and CD sleeve layout for "You Are The One I Pick" by Felix (Kranky Records). Photography by Lucinda Chua and layout assistance by Craig McCaffrey.
Sleeve for split 7" single between Lords and Black Feelings (We Be Records)
Sleeve for 7" single by Kogumaza with foil-embossed artwork (Lancashire & Somerset Records)
CD sleeve for "Clear Confusion" by Fire Chief 5
CD Digipak for Beyond This Point Are Monsters (Fight Me Records)
CD sleeve for "Be Not Afraid" by The Slow Life
Selection of illustrations for Plan B Magazine
Limited Edition 7-colour 50x70cm screenprint available from I Dress Myself
Cover images for Left Lion Magazine
Illustrations for film poster commission (2008)
Programme posters/promotional images for Energimolla, Kongsberg, Norway
Poster for Left Lion Circus Extravaganza Festival 2009
Poster for Savoy Grand European Tour 2010
Illustration of Sister Rosetta Tharpe for Plan B Magazine
Portraits of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley (one-off commissions)
Promotional images for comedian Doktor Cocacolamcdonalds for the Edinburgh Festival and BBC's "Comedy Shuffle"
Website graphics for the band Dobermann
LP sleeve for "II" by Crevecoeur
Logo re-design for Concrete Cinema
T-shirt design for The Tupolev Ghost
CD and LP sleeve design for "Rupert The Sky" by Bilge Pump (Gringo Records)
CD digipack sleeve for "Green Light" by Clearfield
CD sleeve for "Project: Death" by Hey Colossus (Jonson Family Records)
Wedding invitation for Matthew Tagney & Kerry Carson
Album packaging for "Darkness" by Last Of The Real Hardmen (Low Point Records) - hand-screened by I Dress Myself
Posters for Q-Arts in Derby
Promotional graphics for Leicester Summer Sundae Fringe Festival
Sleeve for Marnie Stern / Cas Pas Cap split 7" (Hidden Hive Records)
CD sleeve layout for "S/T" by High Above The Storm. Photography by Hugo Poon.
I've designed over 200 posters for shows over the last 10 years or so. These are posters made first and foremost to promote the shows in question, they were printed up at the time and plastered over venue walls, pub toilets and other exciting places. I even put one on a guy's back once and let him walk round Nottingham with it for a day before he noticed. That's another story though.
I started selling prints of these in small numbers a few years back. They're all a little larger than A3 in size (somewhere around 310mm wide by 430 mm high give our take a few mmmmmms) and they fit very pleasingly into a standard clip frame from Wilkos. They're litho-printed using a machine that cost a million pounds. This isn't a joke, it really cost a million pounds. Needless to say, I don't own it. It lays the colours down as pure tones meaning these look absolutely perfect, bright, vibrant and flawless. They're also printed on various types on heavy paper stock, usually Splendorgel (if you're in the business). That means very thick, matt-textured paper if you're not. They look and feel (and smell) tremendous.
A HUGE GALLERY OF THEM ALL IS HERE: http://www.honeyisfunny.com/catalogue.html
And there are also limited prints of illustrations I have done for magazines like Plan B that you can see above in my portfolio or on my Flickr page which is linked below.
I have sold out of a lot of these designs and I don't plan to make prints of new designs to sell anymore either. I do have copies of some of them left kicking around my house though so if you're after something specific email me at: honeyisfunnyATfastmailDOTfm
(replace the AT with @ and the DOT with a dot!)
All of them can also be seen in this Flickr gallery here:
VIEW ALL MY GIG POSTERS AND ARTWORK BY CLICKING HERE WHICH WILL TAKE YOU TO A NICE, WELL ORDERED GALLERY AT MY FLICKR PAGE...
Or click this sentence to add my design 'company' THE SPEEDING TRAIN on Myspace (if that's your thing)
I also have a very limited edition 7-colour screen print of a tiger (seen above in the portfolio) for sale through I Dress Myself:
HAVE A LOOK AT MY PHOTOS AT FLICKR WHYDON'TCHA?
I play lots of music for different people. If you're looking to waste some time or your boss is away, click the links below to find out more...
WOLVES! (OF GREECE)
LAST OF THE REAL HARD MEN
E O M
ANDY CLAMBAKE & THE RESURRECTION MEN
THE EVIL HAWK
THE GOOD ANNA
DAMO SUZUKI'S NETWORK
PLC LTD - Cartoons drawn at work
WALLET UPDATE 2007: I retired another wallet. Give it a click to see what was inside...
Here's the old retired wallet from 2004. Click on it to see the contents.
WANT TO KNOW WHY IT'S CALLED "THE SPEEDING TRAIN"?