Does Anybody Still Like Screenprints?

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.


Learn About IRAQ

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.

Amazing Balls

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!

High Quality Artist Prints

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…

http://www.photoboxgallery.com/jody-barton-graphic-artist/collection?album_id=100202447&





These were photographed in my artist’s palace and are in no way photoshopped, no not at all.

Embryo Boy – My Little Friend

A few years ago I did this amazing horror comic about an aborted embryo that escapes the termination clinic and embarks on a life of homeless jobseeking…

997 unsold copies still reside at SOMA Gallery Bristol for your purchasing pleasure… (see button on the sidebar of the blog)

The proud father…

Some nice screenprints – maybe some still available from SOMA Gallery…




the actual book, printed in a special duotone process…














Recession Always Carries an Umbrella

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.

NEWS UPDATE!!!

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.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/interactive/2009/jan/23/recession-unemployment-and-employment-statistics

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And this is what you get if you go to Getty Images and look for recession pictures…:




Bobby Bulldog London 2012 Official Olympic Mascot

PRESS RELEASE

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.

thank you,

London 2012 Olympic Press Office.

NEWSFLASH!

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).