Drawings from Magazines – On Your Touchscreen

Please email me if you’d like a FREE copy of the pdf book
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I’ve been working on a book of drawings of pages from magazines, some of them are pretty raunchy (from porn)… The book is designed to show both the back and the front of every drawing – the pens I draw with soak through the paper, and often the back of a drawing is as nice as the front.

I’m offering it as a free digital download pdf for devices like the iPhone, iPad and your laptop. There are 44+ pages so far – with more to come. In time it will be released as a printed book. It is in a process of constant improvement.

Nieves Publishing – iPhone App

If you’d like to start a collection of some of Nieves’ classic zines on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad then now you can – for free!

And one of the first free zines for your collection will be one of mine! ‘Drinking Baileys From a Skull’. There are seven others in the first edition of the App – zines by: Lizzie Finn, Alexis Saile, Kevin Lyons, Gabi Berüter, Tobin Yelland, Gareth Bayliss, Rockmaster K. and Tucker Nichols. Others will get added to the App periodically, so your collection will grow over time.


Eugene et Pauline Newspaper & Print

My Chequered Past & These Sceptic Isles

1000 thankyous to Eugene et Pauline for asking me to do a fully screenprinted limited edition newspaper with them this Autumn. Also, they have created a limited edition screenprint in two colours of my Isles design. Soon available to purchase from their website.

50cm x 35cm
3 colour print
Edition of 50
14 Euros
click to see order page

50cm x 70cm
2 colour print
Edition of 25
Signature print, pencil number
Rivoli Blanc 240gr paper
80 Euros
click to see order page

Black Masters – published by Nieves

168 pages
17cm x 26cm
Published by Nieves
buy from Jody Barton online store
buy from Nieves Books

in stock at Colette Paris, Spoonbill & Sugartown Brooklyn, Concrete Hermit London, Analogue Books Edinburgh, Domy Books Austin Texas, Galerie Yvon Lambert Paris, Printed Matter New York, Pro QM Berlin, Cafe Royal Books Southport UK, Motto Berlin, MZN Leipzig Germany, Malmo Konsthall Sweden, The Lazy Dog Paris, It’s Nice That London, TeeLuxe Australia, This Issue CPH Denmark, Post Poetics Seoul S. Korea

Berlin – International City of the Wasp 2010

Congratulations Berlin!

Berlin has won the prestigious prize International City of the Wasp. With the co-operation of many cake shops and coffee stands, there are now more wasps in Berlin than there are people in the whole of Europe. Germany can stand tall as its capital bathes in the yellow glory of this outstanding distinction.

Wasps, like Nazis, are irritating and can ruin your holiday. And co-incidentally, both have at one time or another found the streets and cafes of Berlin an ideal breeding ground.

Anti Design Festival LONDON 2010

Blah Blah Blah – whatever…
(carefully studied indifference)

I have had some work accepted into Neville Brody’s (Head of RCA Communications and Art Course Supermarket) artfully messy ‘Anti Design Festival’ showing this year in London (capital city of Scotland and Wales).

To save you the bother of seeing the other shite work in the show I’ll post my submission in it’s entirety here. Smoke Weed Motherfuckers…

I Hate Dolphins – Luxury Edition

Awful creatures.

€9 Euros – a small sum. And it may save your life. This book – I Hate Dolphins, is a mine of information about how to eradicate the bleating blue beast from our oceans and waterways. 40 pages of intricate illustration educate you and your vulnerable family. Don’t live without it – or you may not live long at all. The dolphin is on the rise, taking our jobs and our homes. Our children may be next. Or the elderly.

Buy it now before they ban paper. 40 black and white pages, full colour gloss cover. 17cm x 26cm.


Long & Drawn Out

Ever wanted to be able to write with a pen? Don’t bother. For a fee you can hire a one-time ‘School Handwriting Competition’ First Prize Champion. Lay your silver down and marvel at my fine ascenders. Or you can purchase high-resolution scans of this hand-crafted alphabet-set for a princessly sum (includes punctuation).

417 Edifice – Japanese T-shirt Designs

These T-shirts are for 417 Edifice, a Japanese clothing company. They have just opened a new store in Shibuya district of Tokyo and I have designed these T-shirts for them for the opening. The designs are based on the idea of some of the Great Monuments of the World; the Nazca Lines, The Gaza Sphinx, The Great Wall of China, The Statue of Liberty and Mont St. Michel. There is also a shirt featuring the famous 109 building in Shibuya being knocked down by Hachikō the faithful dog and the statue of Moyai.

and in progress…

Caught In A Trap

Hey Photoshop Fans…

When you are designing a T-shirt and it’s based on a complex drawing filled in with areas of colour then you’ll have to account for at least one screen on the T-shirt printing machine moving slightly. You don’t want a little white gap of un-printed fabric around your coloured areas. So you need TRAP. Each little area of colour is made slightly bigger so even if the final black-line screen moves a bit (everything moves a bit when printing on stretchy fabric) you’ll get neat orderly colour.

Now, I could tell you my secret method for adding perfect trap to non-vector images – but then I’d have to kill you.

See here how the coloured areas are all a bit ‘chubbier’ so the black line that goes on last will definitely cover any plain T-shirt fabric even if there’s movement.

The black line layer is over the top now…

Some magic with the magic wand…

Warhol’s Moon Cock

In 1969, a New York artist called Forrest Myers conspired to hide a tiny ceramic tile with drawings by himself and five other well known artists of the day onto the Apollo 12 Moon Lander.

The artists were: Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, David Novros, Forrest “Frosty” Myers, Claes Oldenburg, and John Chamberlain.

Warhol’s contribution was a drawing of a penis that also functioned as a monogram, consisting of the letters A and W combined.

There was also some grainy photocopies of Playboy centrefolds included by flight engineers in the checklists for the strictly hetero’ astronauts.

Toy Tokyo

Here’s some designs I just recently did for the brand ‘toy tokyo’ – or at least I think that’s what they’re called… They were very nice and they paid up real fast so we are good friends now. Only available in Japanland.

World Game – Milk Magazine 01

An editorial illustration for Hong Kong’s ‘Milk Magazine’. If you look carefully you can see a single shoe made by a small company called Adidas. They are branching out into right-footed shoes next year. Milk Magazine is the marketing magazine for the Hong Kong Milk Marketing Board and is printed on ‘milk paper’, a bi-product of the dairy industry.

Soundvenue 41

Brickthrough Man

For the forthcoming Soundvenue Magazine No. 41. Soundvenue is Scandinavia’s foremost music magazine sold at a horrendous mark-up in fashiony boutiques and displayed inside a glass case next to the lasercut perspex gun necklaces and other accessories which art students start businesses making.