DESIGN BEATS uncovers graphic design from the streets, walls and daily surroundings. A combination of my own design work and design of interest makes a compilation of off the wall imagery thats waiting to be seen.


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Monday, 21 February 2011

2nd Mambo competition entry!

If you want to help by voting click on this facebook link and hit the like button!

peace, love & sunshine!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Happy birthday Bob Marley!x

"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She's loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect, you aren't either & the two of you may never be perfect together. But if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking of you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she know's you can break: her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there."

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

My Mambo Buddha

T-shirt design for the Mambo Surf De Luxe competition.

Aloha! As my dad lives in India, i dug up some inspiration and decided to create a buddha taking a trip to Hawaii !

You can vote for your fave at:

They're all so rad!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Vans skate comp 2010

Just a snap i took at the side lines of the skate comp last year. I'll be back there soon!

Mambo design development

Aloha bloggers!

Entering the Mambo Surf De Luxe t-shirt design comp.

As my dad lives in India and i have a strong bond with the country, i decided that my design should be influenced by the place. Using the head of a buddha i've enhanced his look as if he's off for a trip to hawaii and added tribal and aboriginal symbols to finish it off.

Next to add some colour..!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Mambo design tester

Just testing out an old design for the Mambo competition..

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

night skate

Took the longboard out to the beach tonight, photos by Sophie Nielsen

Friday, 31 December 2010

Andy Grammer - Keep Your Head Up

Check out new guy Andy Grammer, bet this guy will go far! Awesome song 'Keep Your Head Up'!

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

X3 World's Greatest Impostors posters

After much agony through this project named 'Fakery' i have accomplished three designs for three of the world's most renowned pretenders- Steven Jay Russell, Christophe Rocancourt and Frank Abagnale Jr. Yesss!!!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

21st birthday design

It's my best mates 21st birthday today and i whipped out the old pen and paper to make him an A4 design of our trio!

You can see the drawing stages i went through, i was planning on cutting out a stencil and spray painting in the colour but i didn't want to simplify the image too much so i put it into Photoshop to add the colour. Oh and don't worry i did get him some other stuff too!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Bruno Mars- Tape design featured in 'Just the way you are' music video

How sweet is this type of design, i heard a lady does alot of art work in this style, i need to find her name!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Erin Wasson- Low Luv

I gotta say i really like the subtle way of advertising Erin Wasson's jewellery brand Low Luv. I'm a big fan of the model, and she doesn't stop her own style and image coming through in the current photos she poses for as well as her own brand.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Felt like the lyrics from the song, went well with a shot from the video shoot.. !

Litter campaign ideas board

I created a mood board for myself, to figure out where abouts i was within a clean up campaign i made for Bournemouth beach and it turned out like this..

Awesome Relentless Freeze Festival poster!

Just came across this design, every board sport seems to be sponsered by Relentless now, not that i'm complaining! They've conjured up another great image here so ava gander!

Friday, 22 October 2010

‎'My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive, the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.' MJ

I really like this quote as i think it pretty much defines Michael as an entertainer so i wanted to find an image that signified its meaning in an understated way.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

What is Viral marketing? Essay part one!

The buzzwords viral marketing and viral advertising refer to marketing techniques that use pre-existing social networks to produce increases in brand awareness or to achieve other marketing objectives (such as product sales) through self-replicating viral processes, analogous to the spread of pathological and computer viruses. It can be word-of-mouth delivered or enhanced by the network effects of the Internet.
[1] Viral promotions may take the form of video clips, interactive Flash games, advergames, ebooks, brandable software, images, or even text messages.

‘This information age has never been a technological matter. It has always been a matter of social transformation, a process of social change in which technology is an element that is inseparable from social, economic, cultural and political trends.’

Castells with Catterall 2001:3

On December 16, 1998 Iconocast gave the award for Internet marketing buzzword of the year to the term 'viral marketing', but what does it really mean? The concept itself was by no means new, businesses world-wide from the smallest corner shop to the biggest multinational had long relied on and benefited from it.
Basically it isn't much different from word of mouth; for example someone buys your product, if they like it, they tell their friends how good it is. Then the friends go and buy the same product and like it and tell their friends and so on and so forth until you have reached a huge market without spending a single penny on advertising.

What is remarkable about 'viral marketing' though is the degree to which using the Internet has accelerated this process. A prime example of this, and one which is often sited as the first viral marketing campaign, is the huge growth of the free email provider Hotmail.

Hotmail was originally launched in 1996 and it grew faster than any other company in the history of the world. Within the first eighteen months of its launch it had already signed up over 12 million subscribers and continues to gain more than 100,000 subscribers every day.

Viral marketing creates a win/win situation for all parties. The user is provided a service or valuable information for free and in turn provides your site with free advertising. It is so successful because it creates the curiosity and desire needed to generate the demand for a product or service. It causes people to seek it out.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Ne-Yo - One In A Million video

Ne Yo has brought out a brand new video for the song 'One in a million'. This has got Michael Jackson written all over it but with Ne Yo's classic touch! It has also got a 90's vibe and is just a chilled yet catchy song, It's a 'to be continued' vid and i'm sure the other half is gonna be jus' as good!

Diggin' his official new look in this which he has carried forward in three new music videos now, white shirt and socks, black trousers, braces, shoes and earrings! Lavlay jublay!


Having no money and a burst of creativity is always a good thing on someones birthday!

Made this card with a DIY stencil after drawing an image of the birthday boy from a photo. Used a mix of sky blue and gold spray paint then going over it with a black Sharpieee!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Relentless Boardmasters 2010 Graffiti

Random art blocks on the grass was a nice feature to this years festival!

Relentless Boardmasters 2010- camera phone

Went to Newquay's Relentless Boardmasters once more last week and couldn't help but take a million snaps and here's some of the damage, enjoy!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Friday, 30 July 2010

Graffiti Laydee

Found this when browsing graffiti on the net, i thought it was a pretty cool way of expressing design, on the naked female form! Perhaps they could'a tried it on some guys as well aye!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Playboy- hot chicks, cool kicks

Checkin' out how kicks are being advertised nowadays, there's been a big push in selling awesome kicks recently as their becoming a must have fashion accessory to jazz up any outfit. How much do you like a Playboy Bunny wearin' your kicks?

Saturday, 10 July 2010

British Beach Polo Championships held at sandbanks

This year at Sandbanks the British Beach Polo Championships are being held, which means intresting advertising? As this event is practically going on down the road from me i thought it would be a good idea to look at there graphics!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

New York graffiti

Check out some of New Yorks underground graffiti artists doing what they do best.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Skate event poster & banner design


Chose a colour palette of black and white and gave the poster a grunge effect, just cos i dig it, not a good reason but this was purely for fun.

Going off Rip Curl Boardmasters now Relentless Boardmasters surf and skate fest for inspiration, i came up with '21st board party'. I have seen many differen't designs and colours each year of Boardmasters so i decided to create a theme, grunge! Especially as skate stuff is going that way lately, e.g. Volcom are doin' it! So i decided to create a launch party of a smaller type event. Might carry this one on, on another boring day!

Over n out!