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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.

Adam.

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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.

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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.

Respect.

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.

typography from travis pitts

typography from travis pitts

illustrative text

illustrative text

lonely hearts type from invisible creature

lonely hearts type from invisible creature

Hand Type from Mucca Design

Hand Type from Mucca Design

beautiful illustrative type logo

beautiful illustrative type logo from geonetix

a type pattern

stunning type pattern from enkeling

Make Over text from Jessica Hische

Make Over text from Jessica Hische

Cleverly crafted text as image

Richard Perez - Cleverly crafted text as image

Spectacular classical type

Spectacular classical type from Seb Lester

Love in type

Love in type

painted custom letters

painted custom letters

My favourite of the day....

My favourite of the day....

I decided to stick up a PDF I made a while ago as a resource to all you graphic designers out there, especially those working for print.
The design shows all the European Standard ‘A’ print sizes… I think it will be a useful tool for you.
You can download the PDF here

Leave a comment if you want me to provide a White background version for printing….

Standard European 'a' sizes for print

Standard European 'a' sizes for print

screenshot of tattoo design in new site

screenshot of tattoo design in new site

So I’ve put my new portfolio website live now.

A complete overhaul of the site including all new content, a new side-scrolling layout and new adamgf branding. I will be blogging about the new logo separately including sketches of the creation for those interested. You can see all new illustration and graphic design work, as well as branding and identity projects and of course my motion design showreel. My tasty new site works best on a Hi-Gloss Apple screen!! For those of you who are among the 60,000 visitors this year to search for custom tattoo designs, you can see the tattoo design in my new website too! Enjoy!

Any comments about the new site are always welcome.

Adam Glynn-Finnegan.

illustration and paint finish for custom Fender Stratocaster

illustration and paint finish for custom Fender Stratocaster

Also, while I am doing my posts…

A lot of people have been asking to see some photos of the Custom paint job done on the Fender Stratocaster. Well here are 2 photos! I carried out the work from concept to completion for Daniel James of the band ‘Starling’. With some help from Ben Stretch on the lacquer spray, I painted the plain white Strat myself using Autopaint, a lot of sandpaper, acryllic and NitroCellulose lacquers as well as the old trusty radiator enamel paint! It all shined up nicely and looks great on stage…

Any questions about how you can customise your own guitar, please drop me a line.

Poster Dezigner, Flickr

I’ve been meaning to blog this for a while now. I was on Flickr recently and found this designer.

His work is really really good, I’ve been getting into my hand-rendered typography again recently for a couple of custom illustration projects I’ve been doing. I’m working on some illustrations for a musician friend of mine and these have inspired me, even though my work is not type, i love this stuff.

He has created some very stunning compositions and has a great grasp of type and layout. Nice Graphic Dezign!