Friday, September 30, 2011

Beck's Competition!!!!



Ok! So my beck's art label has been about now for just under a month and I've already heard great feedback and even had pictures sent in- which is awesome! Some people may recall I mentioned I was going to set up a competition related to the bottles, well here it is! I want you to upload a picture of yourself with the beck's bottle in the most imaginative way possible, which can either be uploaded to twitter / facebook or sent to my email murraysomerville@hotmail.com ! However you get them to me, I will then be uploading them to my blog- and the winner, which will be picked on november 18th (my birthday) will win fantastic murray based prizes!

The prize currently consists of a signed version of my beck's bottle, with an original piece of artwork inside / a signed copy of Melon Shrub 2 by both me and co-creator Jack Burston / (and what I think is the coolest one) You will become integrated as a character in one of the featured comics in the first issue of Macro Shrub, scheduled for release in January 2012!!!

(I'll chuck in badges and some other goodies and photograph it all soon- for now enjoy these pics of melon shrub 2)




And here are all the possible winning pics I've seen so far: (although from now on- pictures with yourself in it are more likely to win)











Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vapour Clothing Line Tee's For SALE!!!!!!

EXCITING NEWS! 4 classic Murray designs have now been made into awesome wearable tee's for you to wear, courtesy of my teaming up with Vapour Clothing! They're now selling each of the 4 designs below on top standard tee's at the modest price of £25 per tee! These are some rocking designs that I've wanted on t-shirts for a long time, so much so that I've already bought two for myself and Daisy!!! Check out the original designs below and then head over to this link to check the tee's and get one for yourself! I may run a free prize giveaway competition for best pics of people wearing my t-shirts!!!!

http://www.vapoursoftwear.com/category/Products/Featured_Artists,i.html





Monday, September 19, 2011

Dino Conversation has a home

For over a year my original A0, 60 hours plus of drawing. behemoth of an illustration, "A Dinosaur's Conversation" has sat in it's clip frame, hidden behind couches and doors... until Daisy raised the practical question as to why I don't simply put it up on the wall...I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of this, but there you go! So it now adorns our wall! Check it out!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Versus Playing Cards

Hey! So last week the Versus volume 2 illustration playing cards, ran by Dave Ashby, were released and exhibited! Here is my set of 2 and also a link to the website so you can buy a pack of cards and see all the lovely drawings! http://versusillustration.co.uk/




Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's been a month....

It's been a month since my last update and I'm not even quite sure how to start on updating what I've been up to......! Let's try!

First things first, I'm part of the "Versus" Volume 2 playing card project, an exhibition and playing card pack which is orchestrated by Dave Ashby and includes 13 unique artists making a set each for a pack of cards! I can't show any pics due to the unveiling of the work on thurs 8th of sept in Bristol....which is today!!! Go check out more details here! Should be awesome, I alas can't make it, but if you can, then go, go go!!!

http://versusillustration.co.uk/

I've also been working on commissions- two of which have been alongside Daisy Whitehouse in our "Dazeray" collective! One of them is finished which is going to be an AWESOME tent for company FIELD CANDY, more details as they're allowed to be released! The other is an on going project with the university of warwick on a website design!

An individual commission which is just coming to an end is my work for company cardoo, producing two sets of kids cards for them, here's a sneak peek of one!



I did a weekly feature for Just Us' Blog through out August! You can see a bunch of the pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/justuscollective/ or alternatively backdate through the blog itself http://www.justusdesigncollective.com/blog/ Check out a couple of drawings-





Ok so the big announcement if anyone doesn't know, that following my successful win with Becks back in march to have my design sprayed and painted as a mural on great eastern street in london, Becks actually wanted to also put the design on their bottles as part of the music art label promotion! So limited to the uk, approx 8million bottles are being distributed out this month! ...so umm yea thats pretty goddamn COOL!!! go get one- im running an informal competition for people to post up photographs with them and around some time in october I'm going to pick my favourite one and give them a free signed special copy of melon shrub 2!!!! (apologies for the rubbish photo booth picture...ill take good ones later...im just being lazy for the sake of finishing this post!!!)




And let's talk about melon shrub!!! Issue 2 is still selling like hot cakes over at no guts no glory and we've nearly sold all out, with no reprints- they were limited edition didn't you know! But me and fellow creator are looking to the future of the shrub, and are planning to hit 2012 in a BIG way, creating a bi-monthly version of melon shrub, titled "Macro Shrub" which will be a whole new cheaper, condensed and delicious flavouring of illustrations/writings and no doubt some more strange videos of me and melons!!! so i suggest getting excited about it- I know I am!!!




There will also be a new Dazeray feature, every week (im not picking an exact day because knowing me it'll change) in which we shall be posting up doodles, mini comics and the like from both me and daisy's mind! The first should be up either tonight or tomorrow from daisy! get your eyes peeled over at http://dazeray.tumblr.com/


Hmm...we seemed to have covered alot here- I'm sure there's more but for now, but this will do...I'll leave you with this, my new favourite song today which is by the flaming lips and lightning bolt!



Thanks for tuning in and staying up to date in murray land... you mentalist you