Thursday, 15 September 2011

Essentially Worthing magazine cover competition

A free monthly magazine available to pick up in numerous outlets in our home town of Worthing on the south coast in West sussex recently ran a cover design competition. There was no theme only that it should represent some aspect of the town. For my entry I chose to depict 'The Birdman rally'. For those that don't know about it, its a yearly event held on the end of Worthing pier.

The participants all have to create some kind of flying machine (and usually a silly costume) and then self propel themselves off of the end of the pier. The person who manages to 'fly' the farthest wins.

To cut a long story short, I won the competition with my entry below. It appeared on the cover of the august issue along with a nice little interview with myself. I was dead chuffed, after all its not often you get the chance to be on the front cover of something.



1 comment:

  1. As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.
    I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.
    Browsing at wahooart.com the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work, http://EN.WahooArt.com/@/EdwardHopper ,in the big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting reproductions can be made and sent to them.
    Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes and diners that I ate at all over America.

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