This one is self explanatory if you can tell what it is and what its made of.
Not only was he an outstanding sports man. He was a hero amongst the people standing for human rights and against political injustice. He used his status, wealth and influence to create a positive change for the people. And this is the second piece I’ve painted with a mixture of his and my lyrics as homage to him.
“I’ve injured a stone
I’ve murdered a rock
And hospitalized a brick.
I’m so bad I make medicine sick.
I’ve burnt fire
Came out fresh from the fryer.
Joe’s gonna be coming out smoking
But I aint joking
I’ll be picking and poking
Pouring water over his smoking
This might shock and amaze ya
But I’m gonna destroy Joe Frazer
All those people who blinked at the same moment,
They missed it…
It’ll be over before they realize it…”
As controversial as the name sounds, (Jihad: Arabic for struggle) the logo caused more of a stir with the organizers than the name they’ve picked. Eventually I’ve managed to convince with the meaning of the logo (which I’ll leave to your own interpretation).
The work done was for Muslim student artists to give them an opportunity to start out and help to convince the minority communities the importance of art and culture. The exhibition roadshow started out in London and went through Glasgow, Liverpool and ended in Cardiff.
The program was kicked off by a few speakers who included Sarah Joseph Editor & CEO of emel media.
Apart from the design and art direction I also assisted in the Judging for the competition prior to the exhibition.
Over the years I had the opportunity to give a few talks about my work.
So far I’ve spoke in Manchester college, Bolton college, Glasgow university and Aberdeen university.
By far the biggest talk I did was at Aberdeen university (top photo) with a crowd of 300 people plus and the Lord Mayer of Aberdeen as an unexpected guest. I admit I did choke in the first 5 minutes after that though the next 40 minutes were smooth.
January 2011 I secured a contract with a startup LED company. Starting off as a small team of just 3 people it quickly expanded to 20 plus people and my role of a graphic designer quickly turned to an Art director, managing a team of photographers, printers and web designers I was in charge of its brand identity and consistency making sure everyone knew what they’re doing.
After 2 years of working alongside of the managing directors my work was done my contract had ended.