Following on from last years "Milk Tray Man" style business cards it was decided to create a set of 8 business cards to hand out to interested parties. Taking inspiration from the initial exploration into the wonderful world of the marber grid it was decided to rework these and present them as a set of business cards.
This in the first in an occasional series of Piper Gates favourite things. Gregory's Girl is possibly the best film ever; to go into its genius would take longer than 12 elephants to explain. The influence on this series stems from reading "Lord of the Flies" at school and being facinated by the fact that there were variant covers, memory now suggests that I was handed the book with a different cover every week. Deciding to take this further it was decided to make an occasional series of novels done in this style with the subject being a favourite of mine. Gregory's Girl has been released as a novel but the cover doesn't do justice to the subject matter, hopefully this interpretation does it proud.
As a accompaniment to the Bodie & Doyle Poster Set it was decided to tackle the head of CI5; Mr George Cowley himself! The scotch whiskey drinking head of CI5 is rendered in the style of a Penguin Book from the 1960s. This limited edtion poster is 30 cm x 40 cm in size and is printed on high quality 250 gram silk paper and is signed in an edition of 25 copies only. Available here
Piper Gates Design specialises in retro graphics and is headed by Ian Percival. This blog includes examples of work and the thought process that went into the creation of these pieces. You can view hi res versions of the pictures by clicking on them. For further information regarding commissions, work or items for sale please email firstname.lastname@example.org