SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

June 26, 2014
SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

Big, bold and Bristolian – illustrator James Wilson ticks all the b-word boxes when it comes to his artistic handiwork, which is precisely why we got him involved in our fourth edition of Sheet: The UO Zine.

SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

Displaying his work across some of the UK’s most prominent creative platforms; including the likes of Crack Magazine, Little White Lies and My Yard, we asked James to pick out his favourite pieces and delve a little deeper into their arty origins.

SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

This was created for an editorial for Crack magazine, focusing on Funk idol George Clinton. I took inspiration from ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelic gig posters, mainly for the type.

SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

This image was inspired by Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies for Yawn magazine.

SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

This was an editorial piece on Trash Talk: the Sacramento Hardcore band, for Crack magazine. It was a weird coincidence as my band Knifeman supported them a few days before I got the job.

SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

I call this piece “Get Your Ass To Mars”; it was created at a charity exhibition where over 250 artists got involved creating unique artworks to be presented within a VHS box format. The gallery was even laid out like a video rental store. All proceeds went towards the Art Against Knives charity.

SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

This is a current project that I’m working on for Strut Records, taken from a compilation album of Ghetto House music.

Poster pullout from ‘Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness’ release, out 21st October on Strut Records.

SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

Jehst mentioned Robocop as an influence within the accompanying article to this image, so I thought I’d stick him in a Robocop outfit alongside ED-209 (The classic ‘80s version of course, not the rubbish new one). It was created for Crack magazine.

SHEET: THE UO ZINE: JAMES WILSON

This is a work in progress for the next PIC ‘N’ MIXTAPE zine, a quarterly comic arts zine that celebrates weirdo art and all types of music. It’s based on my housemate Liam who eats nothing but pizza.

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