Wednesday, 28 March 2012


some things from over the easter. from top to bottom: massive wood burning pile we found at 2 in the morning in the local woods; countryside near my house; dan's cat paul playing ''good news bad times''; tree cutters removing ''dead wood'' from woods aka being massive dicks to the lovely trees; bike rides through the surrounding countryside

BATTLES development (plus WRESTLING/man the ramparts leftovers)

above: work in progress on a series of prints for a number of (inspirational) bands including BATTLES, ISIS, SUNNO))) and more. thematic/visual/engaging pieces to accompany the bands appropriate sound. photos, scans, photocopys and drawings hand collaged with mixed-media print finishes. more on this soon.

below: last of my WRESTLING wolf town batch plus some photocopy flyers i put together for a show coming up next week. looking forward to manning some sort of merch desk and shifting the remaining copies of these! get to it: listen here, buy here

Monday, 12 March 2012

H is for HALF!

my contribution to the 2012 falmouth illustrators FALPHABET exhibition. i took a random pick out of all the letters and worked up something appropriate thereon. originally my design was going to be for hydraulics, but that got pretty boring pretty fast. i figured actually cutting a H in half might be more fun, and it was!

image compiled out of cut out shapes arranged in photoshop and then screenprinted into a run of 5. kept one back for myself so 4 are for sale this coming thursday at expressini in falmouth. it's gonna be super fun times in tiny coffee stores.

falmouth illustrated quotes & sayings

"five hundred pieces means five hundred float,
one thousand people means five hundred don't"

- spencer krug


every year, our illustration class puts out a promotional book called illustrated quotes & sayings; it hits the agencies, publishers, studio circuits of a whole bunch of contacts in our tutors back pockets, sort of like a little foot-in-the-door portfolio of all of our classes talent. this was my submission, only it's cropped down in the original. i also just realized that the file i handed in for printing is 29mb big, whoops!

pretty excited to see the final printed book!

Sunday, 4 March 2012


the other day i released MAN THE RAMPARTS 001 - wolvo-shouty-jams WRESTLING’s WOLF TOWN ep.

it was a limited to 50 run of cassettes each with individual photos covers of locations in and around wolverhampton at night time (with the exception of one day time photo, just to fuck with the concept a bit) and a series of wrestling inlays, again all individual. all were designed, hand-assembled and recorded by myself here in falmouth.

you can listen and download for free here or purchase a tape for yourself here.

this was a lot of fun and has left me pretty hungry to get working on something else as soon as possible.

for more information, i have a developmental/progress/general news tumblr which can be found here. if you search MAN THE RAMPARTS RECORDS into facebook it should find it (hopefully), and more up-to-date nonsense/chit-chat can be followed on my twitter account there.


rory / man the ramparts