More Dazzling Camouflage

After I started thinking about designing my own confusing patterns for prototype vehicles, I remembered the obsession with Army camouflage in fashion and design. Probably the most interesting ‘real world’ camouflage is the ‘Dazzle’ system of painted disguise for warships used extensively in the First World War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage

I’ve always thought it was pretty cool, and there’s a definite un-remarked upon relationship between the desire to break up the shape of a battleship and the desire to break up the new curves of a yet to be announced motor car. Maybe the car prototype disguisers could learn a thing or two from the dazzle idea.

And Jeff Koons has done an amazing job on some rich person’s yacht too. It’s called the ‘Guilty’.

http://yachts.monacoeye.com/pages/guilty_001.html

And last – but definitely not least… Patricia van Lubeck’s scatter patterned car.

Give Me My Dream Job – Robotic Cake Decorations

‘Give Me My Dream Job’ is part of an ongoing series.

My dream job would be to design a new ‘Artist Decorated’ cake every day for a baker like the one featured in this video. I could draw new designs on the computer and have the bakery do an exhibition of my cake based ‘Limited Edition’. Artist and robots in perfect harmony. Better than doing screenprints.

Art with a shelf life…





This would be me in the shower cap.

So, don’t waste any time robotic cake decorating factories. You’ve got my number, let’s talk cake art.

Give Me My Dream Job – Car Disguise Patterns

‘Give Me My Dream Job’ is part of an ongoing series.

My Dream Job would be designing the camoflague patterns for new car prototypes. The existing ones are crappy boring. Come on now I mean – look at these poor examples. It’s a wasted opportunity. At the moment it’s all ‘wiggly worms’, bad spandex disco pants etc.


So, come on car companies, you need a professional image maker on this one… the ball is in your court. My phone number is on the sidebar.

Make that call.

UPDATE:

Here’s some of mine – in association with Ben Wilson Design.











Soundvenue 39


Here it is… the latest lovingly rendered editorial for Scandinavia’s most leatherbound part-work. Lavishly hand-tooled engraving of the hand of the tight-fisted consumer paying for digital music with one hand and taking away with the other…

And yes, it’s drawn by hand. With a pen. Not a Wacom tablet. In fact I’ve always drawn everything single thing I do by hand. Just so you know :)

xxx


Give Me My Dream Job – Designing An Erotic Watch

OK, this is ‘Give Me My Dream Job’ – a new series of posts on my blog.

In each post I’m going to outline a project I’d like to do, accompanied by reference material stolen from the internet.

This is the first one. Part 01 if you like.

My Dream Job Would Be: Designing An Erotic Watch.

OK Watch Companies – The Ball’s In Your Court. You’ve got my number.

Update!

This a sexy Japanese porno watch:

And some tits that James Bond has spotted on his wristwatch.

Soundvenue Magazine – Posters

If you’re a fan of Soundvenue Magazine – Scandinavia’s BEST music magazine then you might be interested in these fine – and affordable – poster prints. Each one is just 180 Kr Danish or around 20 Euros. Based on my last 5 illustrations for the magazine.

Order them here: http://www.soundvenue.com/shop


http://www.soundvenue.com/shop/produkt?id=129


http://www.soundvenue.com/shop/produkt?id=111


http://www.soundvenue.com/shop/produkt?id=110


http://www.soundvenue.com/shop/produkt?id=112


http://www.soundvenue.com/shop/produkt?id=113

Chokenhagen Poster

Celebrate the spirit of contemporary political dissent with this Chokenhagen Molotov Cocktail…

INGREDIENTS
2 parts biofuel
1 part self righteous indignation
Organic cotton rag

This print available as a limited edition signed LAMBDA/C-Type. 56cm x 76cm. £60 incl. delivery Europe. Mail me to order: mail@jodybarton.co.uk

With thanks to ZZZUNE…

Jody Barton USB Memory Stick

Hello Fans,

to co-incide with the Beatles releasing their whole ouvre on a memory stick I thought I’d give it a go as well.

32gb stick with all my junk in, just £1000. Eat that fruit Beatle Bums. Taste my juicy windfalls etc.

Apologies to those who thought I’d ‘gone serious’ recently.

one more:

“How’d you like them apples?”

X-Felt – A Democratic Campaign

Stickers, T-shirts, posters and hand-made paintings for ‘X-Felt’ a campaign for increased democratic involvement in young people.


A street sticker I designed for the campaign.


and the T-shirt…


Hope can get you a fair way…


No choices worth making in some elections…


Does your vote go in the bin?


Is anyone listening…?


There’s been a spate of shootings in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen recently. I wanted to remind politicians that people with grievances might use the ballot box instead of the bullet.


Do politicians only see us as an X in a box once every four years…?


Voting should be a precious right… treasure it.


Counted or shredded?


No voice…


Ears blocked?


Don’t forget to vote…


Metaphwoar…


Paper cuts…


The algebra of voting…


The English Suffragette movement often went on hunger strike…


or broke windows in acts of civil disobedience.


The people are one organism under government.


A great thinker and humanist.


Suffragettes were also fed by nasal feeding tube when on hunger strike.


The installation. One night only.