Standard Designs

Standard Designs

London, England / Trying to make something beautiful out of the terrible mess that is art, music and literature. These are my prints & posters (& a few things that inspire me).
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Oscar Wilde: novelist, playwright, all-round wit - but did you know he was a big fan of mid- to late-80s indie music too? This music poster portrait print imagines hed be (or have been) a big fan of that scene - why wouldnt he be, he had great taste!  The caption reads: I have a deep and abiding love of mid- to late-eighties indie music.  What would be in Oscar Wildes record collection, do you think? Cocteau Twins? The Jesus and Mary Chain? The Wedding Present? My Bloody Valentine? The…

Oscar Wilde: novelist, playwright, all-round wit - but did you know he was a big fan of mid- to late-80s indie music too? This music poster portrait print imagines hed be (or have been) a big fan of that scene - why wouldnt he be, he had great taste! The caption reads: I have a deep and abiding love of mid- to late-eighties indie music. What would be in Oscar Wildes record collection, do you think? Cocteau Twins? The Jesus and Mary Chain? The Wedding Present? My Bloody Valentine? The…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Hattie Jacques, one of the stars of the Carry On films, had also been an avant garde artist, and had exhibited abstract landscape paintings in London during the 1970s.  This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing retro style, inspired by exhibition posters from London in the early to mid seventies - a very particular cool, restrained style (albeit with plenty of pretty…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Hattie Jacques, one of the stars of the Carry On films, had also been an avant garde artist, and had exhibited abstract landscape paintings in London during the 1970s. This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing retro style, inspired by exhibition posters from London in the early to mid seventies - a very particular cool, restrained style (albeit with plenty of pretty…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Kenneth Williams, one of the stars of the Carry On films (and much more besides), had also been an international avant garde artist, and had exhibited portrait sculptures in London in the early 1960s. This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing vintage retro style, based on exhibition posters seen in London in the early sixties, and given an aged look to make it resemble…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Kenneth Williams, one of the stars of the Carry On films (and much more besides), had also been an international avant garde artist, and had exhibited portrait sculptures in London in the early 1960s. This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing vintage retro style, based on exhibition posters seen in London in the early sixties, and given an aged look to make it resemble…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Joan Sims, one of the stars of the Carry On films, had also been an avant garde artist, and had exhibited monumental bronze sculptures in London in the early 1960s. This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing retro vintage style, inspired by many of the exhibition posters displayed in London in the 1960s - a cool, solid, dynamically international look that characterised…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Joan Sims, one of the stars of the Carry On films, had also been an avant garde artist, and had exhibited monumental bronze sculptures in London in the early 1960s. This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing retro vintage style, inspired by many of the exhibition posters displayed in London in the 1960s - a cool, solid, dynamically international look that characterised…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Bernard Bresslaw, one of the stars of the Carry On films, had been an avant garde artist in his spare time, and had exhibited his nature prints in London in the 1950s.  This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing retro vintage style, inspired by exhibition posters displayed in London in the fifties, even down to the aged look of the print to make it appear as if it has…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Bernard Bresslaw, one of the stars of the Carry On films, had been an avant garde artist in his spare time, and had exhibited his nature prints in London in the 1950s. This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing retro vintage style, inspired by exhibition posters displayed in London in the fifties, even down to the aged look of the print to make it appear as if it has…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Sid James, one of the stars of the Carry On films, had also been an international avant garde artist, and had exhibited surrealist paintings in London in the 1950s. This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing retro vintage style, inspired by exhibition posters from London art galleries in the 1950s, and given an aged look to make it resemble a piece taken directly from…

British comedy lovers and movie poster collectors will enjoy this exhibition poster which imagines if Sid James, one of the stars of the Carry On films, had also been an international avant garde artist, and had exhibited surrealist paintings in London in the 1950s. This make-believe memorabilia has been designed in a convincing retro vintage style, inspired by exhibition posters from London art galleries in the 1950s, and given an aged look to make it resemble a piece taken directly from…

What if Blur had decided to become writers instead of musicians? This print imagines what their 1993 album Modern Life Is Rubbish might have turned out like - a collection of novels.  The books (all based on those wonderful old Penguin and Pelican paperbacks) are arranged top to bottom in the same order as the tracks on the original CD release: For Tomorrow, Advert, Colin Zeal, Pressure on Julian, Star Shaped, Blue Jeans, Chemical World, Intermission, Sunday Sunday, Oily Water, Miss…

What if Blur had decided to become writers instead of musicians? This print imagines what their 1993 album Modern Life Is Rubbish might have turned out like - a collection of novels. The books (all based on those wonderful old Penguin and Pelican paperbacks) are arranged top to bottom in the same order as the tracks on the original CD release: For Tomorrow, Advert, Colin Zeal, Pressure on Julian, Star Shaped, Blue Jeans, Chemical World, Intermission, Sunday Sunday, Oily Water, Miss…

If Damon Albarn and the rest of Blur had decided to become novelists instead of musicians heres how the songs on their very very popular 1994 album Parklife might have turned out - as a collection of novels.  The books - all based on old Penguin and Pelican paperbacks - are arranged top to bottom in the same order as the tracks on the original CD release, namely: Girls And Boys, Tracy Jacks, End Of A Century, Parklife, Bank Holiday, Badhead, The Debt Collector, Far Out, To The End, London…

If Damon Albarn and the rest of Blur had decided to become novelists instead of musicians heres how the songs on their very very popular 1994 album Parklife might have turned out - as a collection of novels. The books - all based on old Penguin and Pelican paperbacks - are arranged top to bottom in the same order as the tracks on the original CD release, namely: Girls And Boys, Tracy Jacks, End Of A Century, Parklife, Bank Holiday, Badhead, The Debt Collector, Far Out, To The End, London…

If Damon Albarn and the rest of Blur had decided to become novelists instead of musicians this poster print shows how the songs on their wonderful album 13 might have turned out - as a collection of novels.  The books - all based on classic Penguin and Pelican paperbacks - are arranged in the same order as the tracks on the original CD release, namely: Tender, Bugman, Coffee & TV, Swamp Song, 1992, B.L.U.R.E.M.I., Battle, Mellow Song, Trailerpark, Caramel, Trimm Trabb, No Distance Left t...

If Damon Albarn and the rest of Blur had decided to become novelists instead of musicians this poster print shows how the songs on their wonderful album 13 might have turned out - as a collection of novels. The books - all based on classic Penguin and Pelican paperbacks - are arranged in the same order as the tracks on the original CD release, namely: Tender, Bugman, Coffee & TV, Swamp Song, 1992, B.L.U.R.E.M.I., Battle, Mellow Song, Trailerpark, Caramel, Trimm Trabb, No Distance Left t...

If Damon Albarn and the rest of Blur had decided to become novelists instead of musicians this poster print shows how the songs on their wonderful album 13 might have turned out - as a collection of novels.  The books - all based on classic Penguin and Pelican paperbacks - are arranged in the same order as the tracks on the original CD release, namely: Tender, Bugman, Coffee & TV, Swamp Song, 1992, B.L.U.R.E.M.I., Battle, Mellow Song, Trailerpark, Caramel, Trimm Trabb, No Distance Left t...

If Damon Albarn and the rest of Blur had decided to become novelists instead of musicians this poster print shows how the songs on their wonderful album 13 might have turned out - as a collection of novels. The books - all based on classic Penguin and Pelican paperbacks - are arranged in the same order as the tracks on the original CD release, namely: Tender, Bugman, Coffee & TV, Swamp Song, 1992, B.L.U.R.E.M.I., Battle, Mellow Song, Trailerpark, Caramel, Trimm Trabb, No Distance Left t...