Tuesday, 18 October 2011

European Robin,

Acrylic on canvas (600x400mm)

This is the first canvas I've painted in around 4 years, really enjoyed working on it and I'm really happy with how it turned out. It'll be exhibited at Heartizans in Christchurch (Devon), throughout December along with some prints which I'm currently working on. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Yule Bringer CDr,

I've just released the new album by Yule Bringer- Sledding In The Cosmic Neighboorhood on my record label www.torpress.co.uk

The CDr comes with a set of lino prints, each based on a track from the album. The prints are by- Sophie Kern, Adam Higton, Jake Blanchard, Simon Peplow, Eleni Kalorkoti and Marcus Oakley.

Go and buy a copy!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Prints, tees, etc etc.


I have a bunch of my work available as prints and t-shirts and things over on Society 6.
Have a look and if there's anything you like, pick up a bargain.


Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Message to Bears LP's and CD's

Hello everyone,

I will be doing the artwork for the upcoming album by Message To Bears as well as the reissue of EP1, both on Dead Pilot Records. This can only happen if the IndieGoGo funding campaign is a success. So please help to fund this project, give whatever you can! And if you're feeling flush with cash the $600 option comes with a test pressing with an original hand drawn sleeve by yours truly.

Click the link below, thanks for your support!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Menagerie #3 sleeve with Jim Stoten

Finally coloured in the sleeve for Menagerie #3, I was lucky enough to work with the incredible Jim Stoten on this piece and I'm really happy with it! One of the most intense colouring jobs I've done.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

The Present Future Of The Past,

I have a new design up on Threadless,
Really pleased with this one, a kind of futuristic city scape inspired by past predictions of what the present would be like.

Hope you like it, I'd much appreciate your vote!

Score this design: "The Present Future Of The Past.," to help it get printed on Threadless!

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Jake x Jim COLOUR!

I've been working on some drawings with the amazingly talented Jim Stoten recently for the Menagerie #3 LP and zine.

Here's the cover for Side A of the zine.
Hope you enjoy it!

Wooden Waves,

Here's a short film of me painting a skate ramp at Wooden Waves in Newquay along with a couple of photos.

Sutsu | Jake Blanchard from Sutsu on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Jake x Jim

I spent yesterday drawing with the incredibly talented Jim Stoten, here's a sneak peek at what we got up to. Lots more to come on this so keep your eyes peeled.

Blackest Rainbow Prints,

New lino prints for Blackest Rainbow Records are now available in my shop. A2 edition of 30 on 210gsm Norfolk stock. Only £20 plus P&P. You can pick one up here.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Wood Cut print,

I did my first ever wood cut (for printing purposes) yesterday. Really pleased with the results, never new how much fun woodcutting could be, it's a little bit trickier than lino as you have to kind of work with the grain but there's something really satisfying about having a sturdy block at the end of it.

It will be a 30x30cm print. Please feel free to get in touch if you'd like to reserve a copy, I'll probably sell them for around £15 each + P&P.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Custom My Little Pony,

I recently customised a 'My Little Pony' as a wedding present, it's been a long time since I've done a custom toy, about 5 years I think. I actually really enjoyed it, nice to work in a different format. The birdhouse is made of balsa wood and I added extra elements to the ponies body using Milliput.

I also asked my friend and toy cutomising supremo Pete Folwer to furnish a pony with his artwork, here's what he came up with, pretty special I'm sure you'll agree.

Cheers Pete!

Pete Fowler

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tribal War,

I haven't posted anything on here for ages. Most of the projects I'm working on are under wraps for the time being. So heres something I'm working on for a book project....

Monday, 16 May 2011

és t-shirts that didn't make the cut.

I've been lucky enough to be working with és Skateboarding on some t-shirt designs. They won't be out for a while so here's a couple of ideas that I'm quite fond of but didn't make the final selection.

(Inspired by Space Odyssey)

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Hans Chew,

Here's a tour poster for the excellent Hans Chew, It's a single colour lino print and will be available on his UK tour.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Short documentary,

Here's a short documentary/interview about the process of me making a lino print, and a little about my work in general. Created by Sam & Sam

Jake Blanchard - Hylozoism from Sam & Sam on Vimeo.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

New prints in my shop!

I've just put all the prints from my current exhibition in my online shop. Hope you like them- http://jakeblanchard.co.uk/Main%20Pages/shop.html

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Hylozoism sign,

Apparently this is what happens when I have some spare time, spare wood and an imminent exhibition.

Sneak Peek at Hylozoism,

My Exhibition Hylozoism with Scott Blamer opens tomorrow evening at 6pm, it's at Bardens Boudoir in Dalston, here's a taster to get you in the mood. In the Shadow lino print and watercolour.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


It's my exhibition with Scott Balmer next week. The private view is Thursday March 24th at Bardens Boudoir, 36 Stoke Newinton Rd, London.

Hope you can make it!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

In the Shadow

Here's a sneak peek at a linocut I'm working on for an upcoming exhibition. Really excited to see how the prints come out. I'm thinking about using watercolours to give it a bit of colour.

Snowboard test pressing.

The first test pressing of my snowboard has just been completed, can't wait to get hold of one, should have one by the end of the month.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Website Update,

I've just updated my website with lots of new work,
Including a snowboard design, new editorial pieces, record sleeves, gig posters, t-shirts and personal work.

Have a browse- www.jakeblanchard.co.uk

Here's a t-shirt design I did for Sutsu to wet your appetite.

Monday, 17 January 2011

La Planete Sauvage,

This is for a zine put together by illustration ace Mat Pringle. As a follow up to last years 'Music one' this time round it's the 'Film one'. My image is based on Rene Lalouxs classic, La Planete Sauvage.

Black Twig Pickers,

Here's an LP sleeve I recently designed for the Black Twig Pickers and Charlie Parr. The other side of the LP is by Glenn Jones and will be designed by somone else.
Due out in February I think on the always excellent Thrill Jockey. It sounds great, if you like a bit of Bluegrass then check it out.

Chop Shop, Poolga & Cam Deas.

A few new things on the go. First of all I have a t-shirt design available from Chop Shop. Two colours available, navy (pictured) and Black. Pick one up from here- chopshopstore.com/

Secondly here's a new tour poster for Cam Deas, I've been lucky enough to work with him on several occasions, and this tour will also see the release of the long awaited 'Quadtych' Volume one on LP and Volumes 1 & 2 on CD.

You can pick up copies on Quadtych from Cams label- http://www.presenttimeexercises.com/, but if you want a poster you'll have to go to a show!

And finally, here's an Ipad and Iphone background I designed for Poolga. There'll be two of my designs available there for free! They should be online within the next two weeks. Get them here- http://poolga.com/

Tyrant Board...

Pretty self explanatory really. A snowboard design for Tyrant. Goes into production in February, I'm really excited about getting hold of one of these!