Hello.
Welcome to bjthebear.com
A designer and musician from Bradford, West Yorkshire UK.
Into clean, minimal design and typography, music, food & beer.
I'm also involved in a local DIY alternative club night called No Hands with bands, DJs and a free zine. Look At These Pretty Zines
This space is where I shall post recent work, ideas or anything that tickles my fancy, I suppose.
If you would like to get in touch with me you can do so here - about work, if you like anything or just to say hello..
Traa, BJx

Recon Festival 2014
July 2014
Poster and web layout for this years' festival



Dead Meat
July 2014
A Poster



Red Moon
May 2014
A Poster



Dark Matter Institute
May 2014
Logo for temporary gallery Space in Bradford as part of Bradford Threadfest



artinunusualspaces
May 2014



A Christening
April 2014
Little invite I did for Baby Nephew's Christening



Bare Plume
April 2014
Logo for Bare Plume Café who do flavourful, globe-spanning, cruelty-free food.
They organise events with bands, DJs, cocktails, films and dancing. www.bareplume.com



'I Park Like An Idiot'
April 2014
Call me puerile, but these stickers I made are a sure fire way to appease the inner road rage.
I haven't actually used one yet, and probably won't.. But still, y'know. Grr etc.



Threadfest 2014
January 2014
First round of posters / announcements for this years festival.



Improv Weekender
January 2014
Poster for a weekend of experimental music.



P4P
January 2014
Logo for a psychologist.



The Mirrored Hammer
November 2013
Work In Progress, developing a regular Newspaper coming from outta bRADford.



Folk Narratives
November 2013
Poster for Folk Event



Buen Gurgles
November 2013
Poster for November No Hands Event



Junk Dealers
October 2013
Band Logo and Artwork for a Record Sleeve which was screen printed



Toast House
October 2013
Branding for new Coffee Shop / Cafe in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.. and a bloody lovely lunch!



Guided Goitside
October 2013
Flyers & posters for a Counter-Culture Walk and events in Bradford, by Blacks Dogs



No Hands X 2
October 2013
Posters for August and October Events



WHITE WAVE
July 2013
Hand Type for a new musical project, also in progress ...



Whale
July 2013
Minimal geometric Whale Poster Design & Screen Print for Prints of Thieves. Custom Screen printing service



I Like Circles
July 2013
Minimal Icon / Ident for No Hands Collective



Ooh Beehive
July 2013
Initial developments of new logo for local boozer, in progress.



Sea Creature Poster
July 2013
June 2013 Poster for No Hands



Read All About It
June 2013
A couple of Newspapers designed for a Music Festival & Art Exhibition. Gonna do more of these!



As The Lobster Said
May 2013
Logo for a fantastically evocative supper party by Lord Whitney



Prints of Thieves
May 2013
A new venture and learning curve for me. Prints of Thieves. Custom Screen printing service



Rogue Associates
May 2013
Logo for Leeds based arts collective Rogue Associates



Retro Tape
May 2013
Vintage tape packagaing inspired No Hands poster. Not my original concept obvs #nicked



Goodbye HowDo?!
May 2013
Playhouse Ad Design for the last print edition of HowDo?! Magazine.



Bradford Threadfest 2013
March 2013
Refreshed 2013 logo a weekend long city-wide Free festival in Bradford, keep an eye on www.bradfordthreadfest.com



Himself + KOALA + Seamonster Poster
March 2013
Quick poster for March 2013 No Hands



Obscene Baby Auction
March 2013
A series of posters for 3 events



Far Beyond Driven
March 2013
Work in Progress logo for a friend's Tour Managing & Driving service, Far Beyond Driven



Real Cider Comedy Club
March 2013
A few quick ideas for Comedy Club logo at The Bradfrod Playhouse



New Bradford Playhouse - What's On
March 2013
Design for What's on 4PP DL leaflet and varied poster sizes



Silent Death
March 2013
A Poster



Postcards from Erewyrehve
March 2013
Logo for a project by Andy Abbott. More Info and Survey here



Level 42
18 January 2013
Screen printed poster for their Pledge Campaign



The Bradford Interchange
18 January 2013
Initial ideas and anybody cab GET INVOLVED HERE!



Supernormal Festival
18 January 2013
Pitch idea for logo development and brand



Dooks
18 January 2013
No hands GRRRL Themed Month



Trembling Bells
18 January 2013
Poster for a gig



Best Of Bradford NYE
18 January 2013
Poster for Sound Clash night In Bradford NYE 2012



Get Romantic
27 November 2012
Another design for Dan Beesley's Album launch. Screen printed by Tommy Davidson at Role Model Corporate



Brand New Heavies
3 November 2012
Design for a screen printed poster, lovingly printed by the ace Tommy Davidson



Dept M.
3 November 2012



No Hands Nov 12
3 November 2012
Quick poster inspired by old Polish Book Covers.



Belt Up
10 October 2012
Artworked a logo to be embossed on high quality leather belts for Independent outfit Geo Walker



Heads + Birds
5 October 2012
No Hands poster with Illustrator Jo Billingsley



Mintos
5 October 2012
Quick logo for a Book Keeper



Kooky Bootique
5 October 2012
Vintage Hair Styling logo sneak preview; still in development



BUMS
20 September 2012
Cute little 12PP A6 Booklet for Bradford University Music Society



Feast of Flesh
17 September 2012
Poster for a Burlesque Night. #80's #Cheese #HammerHorror #Zombies



Addingham Beer Festival 2012
7 September 2012
I did web, posters, flyers, tickets and what not FOR FREE BEER



Welcome to Independent Bradford
7 September 2012
Pull-out for HowDo?! Magazine. More Info Here.



Bad Meds
7 September 2012
Poster for Bad Meds Gig



No Hands July 2012
12 July 2012



Big Muff?
12 July 2012
Work in progress for a friends' new home made pedal venture.



Obscene
12 July 2012
GOBA 2012 Letter press style.



Poptastic!
9 June 2012
June poster for a lovely Indie Pop themed No Hands



SKH Vinyl
18 May 2012
Vinyl labels for the new Stalking Horse Album, out May 2012 BUY IT!



SKH Matinee
18 May 2012
Poster for Matinee Show in Bradford as part of Bradford Threadfest



Wilful
18 May 2012
No Hands Poster for Wilful Missing



Parish
18 May 2012
Branding and web for Addingham Parish Council



Bradford Threadfest 2012
23 March 2012
Logo for a Cross-City Music Fest happening this May in Bradford.



Vanilla Scoops
23 March 2012
Brand for a vintage Ice Scream van business, loads fun this one.



No Pins
23 March 2012
New badges. Cakes' fave.



Denim Venom
23 March 2012
March 2012 Poster



Steel Bicycle Co.
23 March 2012
Working on Brand for a new Bicycle Shop



Humanfly
20 January 2012
February No Hands



GEEKED!
20 January 2012
Swiss style Poster for January No Hands



STUQ
20 January 2012
Initial logo development for a good friends' new venture



Riff Sandwich
12 December 2011
Illustration and poster work for December's No Hands Events



Zenergy
12 December 2011
Branding development for a multi-national



NH_NOV_11
18 November 2011
French Style Poster vibes



Inflagrante
18 November 2011
A Fiery Farewell Poster to Bradford's Urban Garden



City Carol Service 2011
18 November 2011
This years poster



BLink
18 November 2011
Branding & iPhone App work with Holdstar



Bingley Music Live 2011
7 September 2011
Branding/Artworking project worked on with James Sanderson



No Hands / This Obscene Baby Auction
7 September 2011
Poster init



The Monster Photo Party
7 September 2011
Poster for local photo exhibition / gig. Illustration: Rob Goodall



EUrlotto
7 September 2011
Brand & Web concept for online lotto playing



Save The Date
7 September 2011
Initial idea for wedding invites (step Brother, not mine!) work in progress ..



Black & White
7 September 2011
Recent meddlings with black & white 35mm film



Tote Life
22 July 2011
Scrap doodle No Hands Tote Bag, for fun.



Addingham Beer Festival 2011
18 July 2011
Logo variations for Addingham Beer Festival



The Grand Obscene Baby Auction
18 July 2011



Buen Chico
30 May 2011



Holdstar
30 May 2011
.. coming soon ..



Ways Of Looking
30 May 2011
Work in progress & unused work for a new photography festival in Bradford. A creative project with UNIT.



Mr Peppermint
30 May 2011
May No Hands Poster



Bilge Pump
30 May 2011
April No Hands Poster



BML 2011 Teaser...
31 March 2011
Teaser flyer for this years Bingley Music Live, a creative project with Everydaysomething.



UTR
31 March 2011
Concepts for a York Clubnight, worked on with Everydaysomething.



New Cursed
31 March 2011
Ever increasingly brillianty tattoo artist friend Cursed and her new cards / banner.



NH Bands Poster
31 March 2011
The monthly night we run that is knows as No Hands now hath bands like never before!



Zine #2
23 February 2011
Issue 2 limited print run of little local culture zine in Bradford



The Concierge Collection
11 February 2011
Logo ideas for a Concierge Company



No Hands Fanzine #1
28 January 2011
New Local Culture Fanzine for Bradford.



Stalking Horse
12 January 2011
Just for Fun. Wu Tang Stylee Ident for Stalking Horse. I urge you to check it out.



NYE 2010
12 January 2011
Poster for No Hands NYE Party, thanks to Rob for Mr No Hands



Blue Bear
3 December 2010
Bandcamp layout and design for Blue Bear,a little recording project. Seem familiar?



Something Nice
3 December 2010
Logo concept for a local bakery



City Carol Service 2010
3 December 2010
Simple poster for this years service at Bradford Cathedral



Ultrasound Logo
3 December 2010
Re-work



Ultrasound
23 August 2010
Poster for a Special One-Off Gig at Bradford Playhouse with the mighty Ultrasound.



Space
23 August 2010
Space themed poster for local free party night



Blog Concept
23 August 2010
Initial concept for a new No hands website aimed at focussing on local culture, events and a record label



The Hobbes Fanclub
21 June 2010
My friends' pop group The Hobbes Fanclub and the cover to his new split 3" release on Cloudberry Records



Beach Party / Fundraiser Gig
21 June 2010
No Hands Beach Party poster plus a Bradford Playhouse Fundraiser gig poster, plus another little idea



Step Up Bradford 2010
21 June 2010
New poster for Bradford Dance Event.



Vote No Hands!
23 April 2010
In the spirit of the ever looming election — a joint effort with Rob Goodall, do check him out.



Spring No Hands
23 April 2010
Poster for March event of Bradford's Alternative Party Night No Hands



Polish Festival
23 April 2010
2 Poster Ideas (bottom one chosen) for a Polish Festival Hosted by The Balanga Bar in Bradford on the World Mile



Audio Workshop Online
23 April 2010
A friend of mine with a sweet ebay record shop wanted a quick logo.
(everybody seems to be wanting quick logos lately!)



Peachworx
23 April 2010
Corporate ID for a new software company.
Also involved some web work, brochures, letterheads and comp slips.



Maxprint Web Presence
23 April 2010
A simple site for Max Print in Bradford



Sans Hands Femuary
16 February 2010
January was Manuary, Febuary is Femuary. Again, thanks to Rob Goodall



Enjoy the Craic!
16 February 2010
Chosen design of 3 for this years St Patrick's Festival happening at Bradford Irish Club



Our Cursed
23 January 2010
My good friend tattoo artist and her new business cards that will be printed by the good Mark Longson



Manuary
18 January 2010
Based on the Manuary theme thanks to Rob Goodall



No Hands Christmas Party
26 November 2009
I wanted a lo-fi hand drawn friendy feel, still reflecting what No Hands is about. Seems to work.



Stereotypes at Wire
09 October 2009
The client wanted to rebrand their Saturday night club night, this was the final logo used after some development.
The idea was to silver foil the circular vinyl grooves in the print process.



The Comedy Sessions .. haha
09 October 2009
A few poster ideas for a rebrand of the Comedy Sessions at Hi Fi Club in Leeds, West Yorskhire. Not used.



Spoooky No Hands Poster
06 October 2009
Bit of a play on Forbidden Planet, really. A quick job but effective, I think.



'Beast Day' Poster / Flyer for an all day music festival
21 August 2009
Final artwork for an all day music event in Bradford



No Hands VII
10 August 2009
Next poster for No Hands. Also check out Rob Goodall's work.



Bradford Music Week
30 July 2009
Some ideas, the client chose the top one to work with.. still in development



More Bradford Playhouse
06 July 2009
Just pitched with EverydaySomething for the re-brand of the Bradford Playhouse.
This is one of the ideas from many. (In development)



Step Up Bradford
06 July 2009
Just worked the branding for this, covering everything from the street signs, posters, flyers, adverts and passes.



Wild West Yorkshire
06 July 2009
My favourite of a logo development pitch for a new website aimed at covering events and happenings around Yorkshire,
covering them in a Gonzo style video shoot and putting them on web.. still in development.



Branding for Club Night
06 July 2009
The Wire Club in Leeds need a re-brand for their Saturday nights. Just a few initial ideas, none used yet if at all.
I like the block type at the bottom, gonna develop this further and hopefully turn it into a font.



Creative Together
06 July 2009
(Not used) Branding ideas for a new project by Artworks Bradford
Helping bring families together through a fun programme of arts and creative activities. I like the hand drawn one, try to adapt into a font using FontLab, once I master it!



Dooodlez
18 June 2009
Rough boredom doodles from my Dad's Father's Day card to .. well, nonsense really.
Some proper work posted soon, promise.



New Business Cards
08 June 2009
Pour moi.. thanks to Mark Longson for the print job



No Hands June
04 June 2009
Poster / Flyer for next Free Alt Party at the Polish Club, Bradford



ilikepress logo
27 May 2009
Quick idea for local friends' PR company www.ilikepress.co.uk.



ilikepress too
27 May 2009
A variation



Bradford Playhouse
27 May 2009
Initial concept for new logo. Work in progress!



Plug & Play
27 May 2009
A logo idea for www.factorystreet.co.uk. A great new 'musical hub' in Bradford. Worked on a few flyers, adverts and event invites for them also.



Practice makes perfect
27 May 2009
The idea for this is it would be displayed in vinyl on the white wall of a new studio facility in Bradford. Work in progress.



No Hands
27 May 2009
A few friends and I put on a free alternative music night. This is one of the posters for it.



Local event posters
27 May 2009
Working closely with the local council I was asked to produce a series of posters to be displayed on sites around the City.



Plant Me Now
27 May 2009
Online garden centre needing a new look to compete with their market.



Shhh...
27 May 2009
A, ahem, 'Gentleman's Club' needed a fresh new looking site, I kindly obliged.



Taxi!!!
27 May 2009
The brief was to design a simple site with new logo and branding for Taxi trainig service. Unfinished.



SMS Planet
27 May 2009
A website offering free SMS texting services.



SMS Planet 2
27 May 2009
A different angle.



Beneast Training
27 May 2009
A new more corporate style website concept for a training company.



Ssssppsshhhhhhhhh!
27 May 2009
A lil rocket drawing, that's it.



This Et Al band artwork
27 May 2009
Debut Album cover for my old band. Also involved designing tour literature,
the website www.thisetal.com, flyers, posters, T shirts, badges and much more over its 6 years existence



mono fanzine
27 May 2009
Aswell as curating, editing and running the local music fanzine mono, my job was to design the whole thing every issue. It was hard, we did it for free. Sadly no longer running in its printed form :(



Visionsoft product suite
27 May 2009
A suite of software products that needed to tie in with look and feel of each other



Visionsoft website
27 May 2009
Local software company Visionsoft needed a new front end portal icorporating ad space, login and navigation to all products.



The Golden Ages
27 May 2009
Initial concept for local band demo sleeve



'Exaggerated' alternative 80's night
27 May 2009
Rough DIY flyer for black & white photocopy print



Gig flyers, flyers for gigs.
27 May 2009
Aswell as booking bands and promoting events at the prestigious St Georges Hall and other venues in Bradford,
I handle the design for print and online promotional material, including logo work & illustration.



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