Turboweekend Backdrop

Today I’ve been painting a backdrop for the band ‘Turboweekend’ for use on their Summer tour. It’s 6 metres by 3 metres. The bass player from the band: Morten, helped me – and he bought me two cold beers! And pizza! He’s a superman. I’m looking forward to seeing it on the stage. The photographic background is by Sofie Hannibal.

check out Turboweekend’s music at www.turboweekend.com






LeBook Connections

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.

LeBook Connections
Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June 2009
The Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street, NYC, USA

for more info and to register
http://www.lebook.com/connections/

Asthma Attack Summer Shoe

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.

Buy it:
http://www.thestringrepublic.com/store/description.php?pid=78

Secret Blisters Screenprint Show

SECRET BLISTERS SHOW
35 top graphic artists make screenprints

including:
Kate Moross
Anthony Burrill
Jody Barton
Eine
Miles Donovan
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
MC Motors,
Millers Avenue off Arcola Street,
Dalston,
London,
E8 2DS

PLEASE RSVP if you want guestlist:
http://www.printclublondon.com/rsvp.php

For more info go to: www.printclublondon.com

or go here to Creative Review’s blog site:
http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2009/february/calling-all-image-makers

Exhibition at Force of Nature Copenhagen

“Word Head”

LAST DAY OF SHOW THIS SATURDAY 30TH MAY 2009

I’m having an exhibition of new work at the Force of Nature gallery in Copenhagen. The show opens on 7th May at 17.00. I’m going to be showing over 20 new paintings plus at least 2 new screenprints plus some new Digital C-Type prints as well. The work will be for sale, and the show will be up until the 30th May.

Free Beer!

www.forceofnature.eu

Force of Nature
Birkegade 25
Nørrebro
Copenhagen 2200
Denmark


















Eco Labs – Climate Road show

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.

Artists:
Airside
Jody Barton
Rod Hunt
Leona Clark
Kate Evans
Jamie Slimmon
Angela Morelli
& 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

Sweet Talk Copenhagen

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

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

View Larger Map

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