If you are interested in seeing my hard copy portolios at the Big Active Creative Management stand, then please go to LeBook Connections New York. It’s a sort of trade show for art directors and illustrators.
Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June 2009
The Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street, NYC, USA
for more info and to register
Jody Barton is an English artist who uses his unpleasant mind to create silly, childish, nonsense drawings that will have your elderly relatives tut-tutting over their teacakes. He’s been able to avoid having a real job for sometime; as the appetite for his ‘creations’ continues. One day he’ll wake up and realise that he should have been a school teacher or advertising creative. Until then we are stuck with this drivel.
Or at least that’s what I told them to say…
Actually I’m the leader of the whole world.
SECRET BLISTERS SHOW
35 top graphic artists make screenprints
more to be announced…
all 35 artists will make editions of 35 signed screenprints.
which will all be £35.00 for each print.
Which artist made which print? It’s a secret.
Buy what you love… each print is signed on the back.
Private View Opening Party
Friday 26th June 6 – 10pm
Millers Avenue off Arcola Street,
PLEASE RSVP if you want guestlist:
For more info go to: www.printclublondon.com
or go here to Creative Review’s blog site:
The Climate Road Show is going to tour the country this Summer to help people understand the implications of climate change. A group of artists have been picked to illustrate various scenarios related to the changing of the environment. I’ve tried to illustrate a mass exodus of humans due to a change in habitat.
& more to come.
Graphic Design: Si Yeun Kim
Art Direction: Jody Boehnert
First show at BASH: 18th-27th June, 12-6pm
BASH Opening party: Thursday June 18th, 6-9pm
65 – 71 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4PJ
Also at Glastonbury and ‘The Art Boot Fair’
*Supported by Awards for All and APE
click here for more info from the Eco Labs website
On May 19th I did this public talk about my work to an audience of 150+ people… made me sweat… although it ended up being an enjoyable night…
For more info: Sweet Talk CPH
I shared the bill with ‘E-types‘ a design company and ‘Illutron‘, an events robotics and installations collective.
There was a free limited edition print of one of my new water-colour pieces for every attendee. Printed with sponsorship from Clausen Offset.
With special thanks to Simon Roche, who organised the event.
Photos by Jakob Bekker Hansen
I hand-painted this suit for a party. Looks nice I think…
It was so hard doing this in German…! I made about 40 mistakes first time round…
Oh my god – it’s out!
Featuring original illustration and fiction writing by me!
Well, if you like them – buy them already…! STOP PRESS: SOLD OUT!!!
I’m making this edition of screenprints. It’ll be a limited edition of thirty, printed by an established fine art screenprinting company called Bob Eight Pop. It’ll be around £60 plus delivery. It’ll be signed and numbered. It’s 50cm x 70cm. Why not mail me if you are interested. It doesn’t mean you’ll have to buy one.
Hello there children… you probably know about our illegal war against Iraq. And also about a man throwing a shoe at another man… Now see knowledge combined in this map of Iraq. Oddly, the shape of a flying shoe with a bit of ankle roughly replicates the real shape of Iraq. Now you know the geography better you can speak with greater knowledge about the country. And just remember – when demonstrating your point of view; throw green custard – not brown shoes.
I was going to enter this competition for Ellesse. They are a tennis company. After I’d done the picture I read the entry form. They want to own the copyright on all the entries! What amazing balls!
click on the pics to see the details…
A new series of 30cm x 40cm affordable prints of my work. They fit into standard frames from IKEA and Habitat. And they only cost £20 plus postage. They are C-Type prints – sometimes called LAMBDA prints, which as you may know are excellent quality.
click the link to visit my PhotoboxPro shop…
These were photographed in my artist’s palace and are in no way photoshopped, no not at all.
buy one now before they are all gone! Just €15!!!
another idea for a postcard mailout…
I’m painting a new piece of watercolour typography for the 2009 Big Active postcard mailout…
The final painting will be offered for sale as well…
I’m jealous of Damien Hirst’s money. Some people confuse their jealousy of his success with their opinion of his work…
When I had the Embryo Boy book launch at CIDE Gallery Skate Shop, Rich Holland built this amazing machine.
He’s a stone cold genius at making things. Thanks Rich.
A re-interpretation of Hogarth’s ‘Gin Lane’ from his engraved series ‘A Rake’s Progress’. Notice the SwissRe and Natwest towers in the background.
If you want to get ahead then you’ll need a business card…
In a recession there will be an abundance of cliches. Cliches cost nothing and are very nourishing.
Look out for rain soaked streets, miserable people carrying heavy bags, long shadows, advertising hoardings for long-dead companies, and most of all: umbrellas.
The Guardian now has an interactive map of Britain that shows job losses as – RAIN! It’s only a matter of time before house repossessions are shown as heavy bags or long shadows.
View Larger Map
And this is what you get if you go to Getty Images and look for recession pictures…:
all my brain and body needs…
three’s not a crowd to her…
I’d do ANYTHING for this woman.
Monday 5th January 2009 – For immediate use.
Official 2012 Olympic Mascot Design Competition Result
Bobby Bulldog™ designed by UK Illustrator Jody Barton
We are very pleased to announce that Jody Barton’s entry of Bobby Bulldog™ has been successful in being chosen as the official mascot of the London 2012 Olympic Games. As well as the honour of seeing his design chosen, Jody Barton will receive £100,000 as a joint prize and license fee for the character.
Jody Barton said “…although normally the ethical considerations of working for the International Olympic Committee with it’s horrendous record on ignoring human rights violations and persistence in stating that despite the Olympics being a competition between political entities is itself in no way political, I felt that the huge fee of £100,000 just for doing a shit cartoon justified my actions…”
We felt that the dynamic Bobby Bulldog™ with his bowler hat was both traditional and modern and represented the vibrant multi-ethnic and multi-cultural powerhouse that Britain is today. It’s also quite Britpop.
There will be various ‘flavours’ of Bobby Bulldog™ to represent diverse segments of British society – such as Big Gay Bobby Bulldog™ and Asian UK Bobby Bulldog™ for example. Other variations such as Emo Yeah Bobby Bulldog™ and Ethical Green Lobby Bobby Bulldog™ are being actively considered.
There will be merchandising opportunities for manufacturers to bid for in the coming months. Please ensure you are signed up for the Official Olympic Suppliers terms to receive these notifications.
London 2012 Olympic Press Office.
Bobby Bulldog™ has been chosen to be depicted on the Official 2012 50p Coin. And the best thing is that the coin will only cost 50 pence from all good newsagents. Simply go to your newsagent and ask for change from a pound. Your newsagent will be able to give you TWO Bobby Bulldog™ coins (subject to availability).