2013 saw me learning Adobe Illustrator and trying to come to terms with Flash professional. All I have to show for my year of study is a few illustrator files and this animated gif.
New publicity for shopfront prints by Barry E J Smith
looking at the music biz:
and here is the link to the facebook event
Here is a front cover for True Detective (date unknown). Another version of the wayward heroine; I guess it is more camp than Noir.
I really enjoy noir – detective fiction of the C20th and the (mostly) black and white films made from that fiction, Noir was a genre made and created, initially, as a response to the depression of the 1930s and the economic deprivation and social malaise that resulted. Noir – a response to the unfair power structure that existed.
In noir, crime is a metaphor for the injury done to the social fabric by an unfair power structure. A moral universe was implicit in all this but nowhere directly observed.
Meanwhile we all want to know, in the name of entertainment, what happens next….
So, on a separate page of my website is Noir!
I’ve replaced all my header images to reflect new ideas I am working on. I’ve used some vintage black and white family photographs (from the world war 2 era) plus photographs that reflect life in Australia and and also in London, Paris and Vienna.
My drawings of Paris and London are here as well
Some new prints of my work are now available from the Hertfordshire company Art Marketing.
Here is a sample of the prints:
and you can see the entire range here
Vintage High Street (shopping in London) is now an ebook. 46 pages of the odd, the ordinary and the fascinating. Sums up London really.
Click on the link above to access the ebook on Blurb
The apple iBookstore link is here where you can download a free sample.
Hope you enjoy it.