It's fair to say my focus in 2005 was not advertising, being in a band was much more fun. Working three days a week meant that I had four days off to pursue other projects. The party didn't last and midway through the year I joined Dave, a brand consultancy which had split away form Wolff Olins
Scottish Bible Society: 'Postcard Gospels'
The Scottish Bible Society remained a trusted personal client and commissioned these mini Gospels. As you can see, the front and back covers look like postcards from the Holy Land. Mark's Gospel has sold over 250,000 copies. Created with Trevor Webb and designed by Dave Jenner
British Whale: 'England'
The B side to the Sparks cover, This Town Isn't Big Enough for the Both of Us, this marks my first official collaboration with Justin (The Darkness) Hawkins, though we'd been writing songs together for years.
Big Al's Creative Emporium contiued to give me freelance work. This is about as basic as TV advertising can get - animated talking shapes. Here a jealous square and triangle moan at the success of circle. Thespy. Bobby Clayman on the VO.
Church ad: 'Birth of a hero'
For Christmas 2005, the Churches Advertising Network resurrected the Che iconography and produced this image of a heroic baby. The poster made it into the 2006 Che exhibition in the V&A. Created with Trevor Webb and Martin Casson (whose baby Noah was the model)