Houston, we have a problem. You see I was counting on the end of the world having come to pass by now, and as a result I didn’t really see the point in making any Christmas preparations this year – sending out cards seemed pointless, I didn’t bother buying any gifts, and worst of all haven’t pre-ordered a turkey from the local butcher… Continue reading
*UPDATED* I can’t quite believe it’s that time of year again… where has 2012 gone?!
Hopefully some of you are contemplating giving the gift of a quirky iPhone case or iPad case this Christmas? I really do appreciate it when someone buys one of my cases, but the only thing is, I am just the designer! My quirky creations are made in the USA, and whilst they normally take about 7-10 days for delivery, we all know what happens to deliveries at this time of year – redbubble’s Shipping and Delivery FAQ page will tell you more, but essentially if you’re in the UK, you should order on or before 11th December to stand the best chance of delivery before Christmas!
So please, please make sure you get your order placed in plenty time to avoid disappointment and the panic of having to find an alternative quirky gift at the last minute!
First the good news – redbubble have added iPhone 5 (and iPad) cases to their portfolio of products. Woohoo! Now the bad news – there’s no specific iPhone 5 template that artists like me can use to create our designs, as redbubble have taken a “one size fits all” approach. You might well be asking yourself, so what? Well, I’m quite particular about ensuring that my quirky designs fit perfectly, and with the iPhone 5 being taller than it’s older siblings, this means reworking many of my designs and uploading new artwork. However, with just one redbubble iPhone template covering all models, this causes a problem. Needless to say, I’ve come up with a solution. Let me explain… Continue reading
Woohoo! Redbubble have added iPad cases to their collection of products, so you’ll never guess what…. that’s right, I’ve only gone and created a bunch of typically quirky designs and artworks that are now available to buy for your iPad 2, or iPad (with Retina Display)!
Check out my new iPad Cases page to see all my quirky designs!
Big news: my quirky iPhone case designs are now available for the iPhone 5! Today, redbubble announced that all existing case artworks can be bought for iPhone 5 in both 1-piece Deflector and 2-piece Capsule form! Please go and check out my portfolio of designs, and keep and eye out for updated versions that I have amended to suit the new, taller handset. I reckon these cases would make the perfect Christmas gift – if you agree, please make sure you get your orders in nice and early to avoid disappointment!
It’s been quite some time since I’ve felt either the need or desire to purchase an iOS App, and I can count on one hand those Apps that I was willing to pay more than a few pounds for. Then I spotted IK Multimedia had released iGrand Piano for iPad – in their words “The Concert-Quality Piano App for iPad” with the promise of a Gallery of World-Class Pianos, Literally at Your Fingertips. Sounds almost too good to be true… Continue reading
Well, it’s official… Apple have announced the new iPhone 5. Inevitable, but still exciting (if you get excited about these things I guess). Just in case you were wondering, I’m hoping my quirky case designs will be available for the latest model very, very soon – so stay tuned! In the meantime, if you’re looking for a case for your iPhone 4S, 4 or 3GS, please check out my designs here.
Over the past year, I’ve turned into somewhat of a cycling enthusiast – I now commute the 14 miles each way to my ‘day job’ and try to get out for a long run at the weekends whenever possible. It was only a matter of time before I created some quirky iPhone case designs that might appeal to fellow cyclists, and was inspired to create the artwork for these two vintage puncture repair kits. Continue reading
I’m not very good when it comes to making decisions, so when I wanted to upgrade my ageing Panasonic GH1, those who know me had to put up with my usual cycle of conversation, investigation, over-analysis and justification as I wrestled with the fact that I am ridiculously picky, and my pockets are usually shallower than my aspirations. However, having sold some unloved bits and bobs via a certain auction site, I thankfully had cured shallow-pocket-syndrome for this purchase, and just had to decide which camera to buy! Easy, right? Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve put a photography related post here, but having been mulling over an upgrade to my ageing Lumix GH1 for the past few weeks, I thought it might be worthwhile explaining my rationale for not shifting my allegiance to Olympus, sticking with Panasonic, and deciding to pull the trigger on a GX1. Continue reading
*UPDATED* Back in October last year, I hit on the idea of creating an iPhone case design in the style of a guitar amplifier. Many moons ago I worked in a music shop, and Marshall’s battery-powered MS-2 and MS-4 amplifiers were always a hit with customers – I figured a case design inspired by these mini Marshalls was a great concept, and set about crafting the artwork for what has become one of my most popular case designs. Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to create a case in this style for quite some time, and only got around to it recently. As with the vast majority of my case designs, I started preparing the artwork in Illustrator, experimenting with the layout of different cogs and wheels. One of my aims with this design was that I wanted to suggest the presence of an Apple logo somehow within the clockwork mechanism – including the logo would infringe copyright and I most certainly didn’t want to do that! Continue reading
If you’ve seen my previous post, you’ll know that my quirky artworks were recently spotted by the owner of FutureFunk in the Netherlands, and I was invited to become their first Featured Artist. What’s most exciting for me, is that my case designs are now not only available in Uncommon Deflector and Capsule form for iPhones and iPods via Redbubble, but they can also now be bought for a much wider range of smartphones – the BlackBerry Bold and Curve, Samsung Galaxy S and SII and HTC Desire. With FutureFunk also offering my artwork on their own iPhone cases too, I was curious to compare their product with the Uncommon Deflector that I was already familiar with. Continue reading
I am delighted to announce that I have been invited to become a featured artist with FutureFunk, a Dutch company that specialises in the production of premium smartphone cases and sells primarily to customers across the Netherlands and Belgium. They do ship internationally too though, so the nice thing for me is that my quirky, individual iPhone case designs are now also for the Samsung Galaxy S & SII, Blackberry Curve & Bold and the HTC Desire. Talk about choice?! I’m chuffed to bits, and looking forward to a funky future for my case designs.
Not long after Redbubble launched their Uncommon iPhone case products, I entered their artists competition to design a cover. Not only was I flattered to be voted into the top 10 designs by fellow Redbubble artists, but lucky enough to be picked by Redbubble as a runner up! My prize? Two cases made up of my prize-winning design, and a Wacom Inkling! I was pretty chuffed to say the least, but was in for a long wait before I actually got my hands on the prize…. Continue reading