Wizards and wildlife! Everyone needs a little more colour in their life, and who said Manchester is grey and miserable? When the sun comes out, the North of England can rival anywhere on earth. Brighten up your life at Chorlton Art Market or check out markwallisdesign.com and don’t forget to like my page if you haven’t already at facebook.com/markwallisdesign
Categories: Art, Cats, Design
Tags: Alfred Waterhouse, cat, cat art, Cats, Chorlton, Graphic Design, Illustration, Manchester, Manchester Town hall, Mark Wallis Design, peacock, Wizard of Alderley
“Quirky and colourful!” That’s what my customers are saying at Mark Wallis Design. This is an illustration inspired by a trip through the colourful lanterns and kites of Manchester’s Chinatown at Chinese New Year. Available in two sizes as limited edition colour prints, signed and numbered, with free postage and packing while stocks last.
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Categories: Art, Design, Random, Vibe Monitor
Tags: Chinatown, Chinese New Year, colour print, Graphic Design, Illustration, Manchester, Mark Wallis, Mark Wallis Design
For some strange reason I woke up with a head full of gramophones and bass-bins, and a vague smokey idea formed in my mind’s eye. Combining my fascination with retro-tech, mandalas and nixie-clock neon, a rather bold-looking music machine emerged from Photoshop in all it’s steampunk glory. This is a collage of about ten separate images, all wrangled into place.
The Cosmic Jukebox is here, and you can hear my remixes, edits and original tunes on my dream-pop music page. Expect “shooting stars and astral choirs, summer flutes and sitars.”
Categories: Art, Design, Music, Vibe Monitor
Tags: Digital Art, gramophone, Illustration, Mark Wallis, mashup, Photoshop, remix, steampunk, The Cosmic Jukebox, The Vibes
When I was young, my mother gave me a book from her childhood, Orlando the Marmalade Cat – His Silver wedding. I’m still fascinated by the illustrations of Kathleen Hale which captivated me as a child, and I’ve never seen an illustrator manage to evoke the slinky, almost human characteristics of cats with such grace and humour. Searching for more titles led me to a couple of surprising discoveries, such as Orlando smoking a hookah! As for invisible pyjamas… Continue reading