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So I have been posting photos I have taken as a feature on my homepage for a while now. I initially wanted to post one a month but you know how life gets in the way of grand ideas! Well I now have a new idea for this area of my website and will most likely be phasing out the photos in their current form. So here is a selection of some of the images that my homepage has been graced with.

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I have just finished my first ever iPhone application. I created the artwork and content for the brand new app, with development by Dan Woolley. It is simply called ‘Paddy’ – How Irish are you?

It’s a funny, quirky quiz app for St.Patrick’s Day which is tomorrow! (17th March). It is the best app for the day and helps you find out how Irish you are… providing you with interesting results with great graphics and illustrations. I hope you enjoy it.

Please download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here. It only costs 59p and we would love if you could leave feedback for us which will be so important for the next app we create!

It has been a great process learning all there is to know about apps. Thanks to Dan for his amazing hard work.

I’ll be releasing the sketches of the characters some time after Paddy’s Day.

Watch this space!

Here is the full blurb about the app:

Are you more PaddyPower than PlasticPaddy?

Find out…

We were bored of the tacky quizzes informing us of what latté or Simpsons character we were. I mean how will that get a laugh from our friends this St.Patricks Day?

So we created the Ultimate Irish Quiz. Paddy randomly selects questions to test your Irishness and gives you beautifully illustrated results.

Everyone has a bit o’ Irish blood in them but will you pass the Paddy test?

Available Now for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

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Well I’ve definitely been out of the blogsphere recently. Out of pure guilt, I have added this post. (the last one was in October!!) As the legendary Dylan once said ‘The Times they are a-changing’. Yep in the past 4 months since my last post I have been to Romania, Australia, Dubai, London and home. Felt 40 degrees on my neck and -8 degrees in my bones (not at the same time, clearly).

I am now running a business, I have completed a music video, worked on some branding projects and produced some lovely motion graphics. So I’ve been busy… too busy to blog. To be honest, last years success story for me was Twitter. So any fun, exciting, amazing things I found or saw have been micro-blogged.

Why don’t you start following me and maybe soon I’ll come back to the blog? As always, stop by my site for more graphic design and illustration bits.


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Well I’ve been in hiding for the past 3 weeks or more…

I have been working really hard on my first full feature StopMotion animation. It is for a music video for Doug Walker.

The animation tells the timeless story of a girl and a boy in love. The song is brilliant, you’ll have to wait to hear it…

It has been amazing fun doing it and working with Doug. What a talented guy.

The animation was produced from hundreds of drawings, hundreds of shapes cut from paper and lots and lots of time. It was a great project to work on and the full video will be released in the near future. I’ll keep you informed.


a-z of tattoosSo the most clicked stuff on my blog and my website are the tattoo illustrations, particularly this one: First Tattoo Designs

I get heaps of emails asking can I do a letter ‘G’, or ‘S’ or whatever you initial is. So in January 2010 (only 3 months away) I will be launching

a complete A-Z of this custom tattoo script. You will be able to request the letter you want and pay a small price through Paypal.

Please drop a few comments if you think you would be interested and I’ll email you the details in due course.


too busy designing

Sigh of relief. I’m back to the blog! I’ve been away from the blog for a month to the day, so here’s my excuse. I have had the most crazy month of my working life! In between setting up a company, setting up a studio and tidying my new pencilcase… I have been busy designing- flat out.

In the past 3 weeks I have finished the full branding for frut smoothies, done the graphics for an awareness film for hope for justice, done some custom screenprints and album artwork for ‘Starling’ and am now working on a music video for Doug Walker.

So, all that to say… the blog is lacking a bit of attention. For a start, it all turned blue for a while! Not good! So I will be working to get the content and look spot on.

the adamgf brand colours

Stay tuned.. and to find out what I had for breakfast,  Follow me on Twitter too.

Now then! I’ve been real busy recently, working on some branding projects for print as well as some digital stuff. Really getting kicks from design for print.  What a joy. I have been researching and gathering some great print examples for inspiration. So here are a few examples of some fantastic packaging solutions. If design is about solving problems and coming up with clever solutions… these are all over it- with some vibrant colours and classy typography thrown in! Packaging with a punch.

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I am a sucker for print. I think it is the tangibility that gets me with print. Seeing the world in pixels is just not the same as touching something real. I have posted a few examples of some great print design, a lot of them are done with Letterpress… I am looking for anyone out there who can recommend a printers that do letterpress in the UK. Let me know, in the meantime… enjoy.hammerpress letterpressLetterpressblack and grey printsblack on black business cardbusiness cards

all the little touches..

all the little touches..

its all about the paper stock!!

its all about the paper stock!!

letterpress design wedding invites

letterpress design wedding invites