I was approached by NHS Bristol to work on a campaign to promote awareness around the issues of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). My aim was to create an image that would be universally recognised and help inform communities and medical professionals the impact of FGM.
I went on to design various leaflets and posters in several languages, and later the image was picked up and used for a larger national FGM awareness campaign.
Commissioned by Smith&Milton, this is one of a series of t-shirts I designed for Larmer Tree Festival. Combining the festival's association with peacocks and music, this was quite a fun job to work on – although I did feel a bit dizzy working with this image after a bit!
This identity was designed for an initiative to spark debate with film audiences. Mark Cosgrove at Watershed sums it up well:
“I think about film more as the start of a dialogue rather than as the escapist form of entertainment with which it has become identified.”
I was commissioned by Real World Records to design this concept album for Joseph. Each song coming from the perspective of a different family member and composed on a Steinway that was owned by one family for 100 years. Inspired by the theme of the album I created artwork that was part journal – part photo album.
Photography & paintings: Joseph Arthur
I created this album artwork for the Sin Happy Vacationists, a hip-hop inspired crew in which I was the MC. The music was released in December 2015 but was actually created 10 years earlier but at the time we didn't realise we had an album!
The artwork theme touches on the 3 members, the 10 tracks and 10 years passed.
Produced by Stefan Goodchild & Bobby Bignell
Lyrics written | performed by Derek Edwards
'Better Days' co-written | performed by Rachael Roberts
Sessions recorded, 2005 @ Groovement Records
Mastered by Anthony Chapman Audio, 2015.
Music and Arts Festival
Branding Shambala for the 2011 festival, I came up with the campaign 'Join The Cause', promoting the festival as movement. This was rolled out across merchandise, tickets, leaflets, press, posters, programmes and online. The campaign was also adapted to work with Sustrans, who partnered up with Shambala and organised several bike rides from different locations to the festival, it was called 'Join The Ride'.
Packaging and branding for producers of award winning Indian cuisine. Food and design are inspired by the Indian hill stations, built for the wealthy British during the Raj and now enjoyed by young aspirational Indians. Combining a classic British aesthetic with a modern Indian twist.
Identity design for international archive film event taking place in Bristol and the surrounding region. In association with Independent Cinema Office (ICO), South West Silents and 20th Century Flicks. The identity plays with themes of discovery, movement and diversity.
I designed this website for Katie who manages events for the the music and arts industry. The home page illustration that represents construction also make up the user interface. I designed something functional but also playful and creative to reflect Katie's personality.
Music and Arts Festival
Inspired by old letterpress posters, this design made up the festival identity for 2004. On a earlier draft the typographic approach was more random, I decided to amend this when a couple of bands dropped out and it became a real puzzle! I devised a grid system so that if another band dropped out it would only effect the square it lived in. I also implemented this design on adverts, merchandise, programmes and tickets.
Patwa created the branding for Afrofuturism, an event experience hosted at Bristol's Watershed. Show casing the black experience through sci-fi via film, music and art. A place where space, pyramids, funk and politics collide.
I designed a cohesive logo and illustration style in which I took influence from Sun Ra's visual aesthetic of Africa, space and empowerment, this was used across print and online to promote the event.
Music and Arts Festival
This poster was designed for the Womad festival in the Spanish city of Cáceres. I designed a coat of arms, relating to it being an old fortress town. I incorporated references from both the local proximity i.e storks that nest the roofs and the city wall and also musical aspects. This was implemented across festival collateral, including a very nice grey t-shirt which I love wearing!
The Future Producers are a body setup by Bristol Watershed to help nurture young peoples development within the film industry. I devised a logo that was constructed in such a way so the layered elements could be broken down and used for branding furniture on the website.
Mauritanian artist Daby came to the Real World studio in Wiltshire for the photoshoot, where I was working at the time. I managed to capture this image on camera, not being a photographer I was quite pleased. The photo was rough around the edges but perfect for the music and theme of the album. Daby was living in Paris and I wanted to touch on that urban aspect, but also show a reflective calmness in reaction to the title 'Diam', meaning peace.
This is an experimental piece I illustrated and screen printed when part of the collective Snap. I used it as logo a few years back and called it Patwa Parrot, but he's now retired and is proudly perched on my studio wall keeping an eye on me!
This is one of over 30 books I designed for science fiction legend Brian Aldiss. Set in the future where WMDs are replaced with LSD, Barefoot in the Head takes you on a colourful journey.
The cover which I shot and designed was in response to this passage from the book:
"tasteless, odourless, colourless psychedelic drugs, which distort the minds of thousands of civilians into extreme terror or extreme joy"
A6 wallet with ribbon that reveals 10 postcards celebrating key anniversaries. Postcards showcase photography, design and fine art taken from AKG's image library. I used my experience working with music festivals to source the manufacturing of the ribbon, which is a wristband without a clasp!
African Music Event
This illustration was produced for an African music event, designed to work as an image campaign and logo. The main design influence came from the event itself, I wanted to express the raw rhythm, flow and beauty of the music.
Never Trust A Hippy
NTAH, which is an acronym for Never Trust A Hippy, is a dub influenced album released on Real World Records. The artwork which includes several photographs branded with the NTAH logo, displays how nothing is sacred and all can be sold.
This is one of over thirty books jackets I designed for Brian Aldiss, but the only one including my ugly mug! It is set in a world savaged by overpopulation and over‑farming and robots are considered more valuable than humans.
The Moment of Eclipse
This book is a collection of short stories that includes Super-Toys Last All Summer Time which Stanley Kubrik's A.I. was based on, it is also the story I based this jacket on. This is one of over thirty covers I designed for Brian Aldiss.
These are a series of colour themed designs produced to be handed out at trade shows. Each carrier contains a 12 page concertina that showcases pictures from AKG's picture library. Each package includes a die cut shape that corresponds to the colour theme of the concertina. We wanted to produce something that showcased the library in a interesting and portable way that would encourage people to collect all four.
This crime novel which I designed the jacket for is about a man who stalks a female celebrity. Not knowing if he is real he takes a polaroid of himself in the mirror, the picture eventually revealing the truth. The book describes the picture slowly appearing and the flash of the camera which I incorporated into the design.
I wanted to created a mark that was iconic, playful, architectural and that could be adapted to reflect the materials used in exhibitions. The wood texture used here can be swopped out i.e to fabric, leather, light, water etc.
Patient information booklet
Booklet explaining NHS services, presented in a tactile way to appear approachable.
Mental illness awareness campaign
Campaign image focusing on community wellbeing, strength and growth. The illustration was influenced by inner city Bristol.