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Website Art – when a company feels moved to relocate

Left click moving office after the quakes

Left Click was a very nice web company based in Christchurch before the quakes.
Here’s a pic commissioned as they relocated from their crumbly office.
It appeared in their blog, was worth about NZ$125 if I recall.
Love a good blog, ‘specially if its got nice pics!
Mmmmmmm.


Interlude for off-duty monsters

Cool summery music vid

This post comes with music. Click to play!

What does a green, creative, flat-headed monster do on his weekends?
Aside from monster gardening and respectfully attending monster-morning-prayer there’s not much left.
Except for more creative stuff.

Our suave shambler likes to croon……


Local Spots- The Avon River Terraces

Avon Terraces

After the great Thickshake of 2011, “Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority” was put in place to get the rebuild started.
They commissioned Thecartoonist.net to make some nice friendly visualisations of what they’d planned along the Avon.
Apparently architects had designed these spots already, but their work was dashed hard to get hold of, let alone interpret.

Margaret……


There’s GREEN in them thar Hills- TASMANIA

Tasmania

Every now and then ya just have to kick about with the client in person.
Just this morning TheCartoonist staff arrived back in town from meeting with a client in Tasmania.
After a dry spring they’ve just been deluged with rain and the place was GREEN!
Christchurch, NZ’s great-green garden city is more……


More Maps- Otahuna Lodge

Some time back Thecartoonist.net was called on to provide a map for the guests at Taitapu’s luxury Hotel, Otahuna Lodge.
I haven’t looked lately, but this place was popping up on lists for the elite all over the world. If I recall it won top awards in one of those tasty foreign magazines that……


…Amused.

At the cartoonist!

Or bronzed off?
She certainly wasn’t gullible.


Meet the man in charge- cartoon for CDHB presentation

cartoon-when you think you're in control

Back before the Canterbury Health board began its world-class system innovations they noticed that what was called a “system” was far from systematic.
Like an elephant who’s gotten scent of a sweet mud bath, this system seemed to be steering itself in spite of what the people in charge told it.
TheCartoonist was commissioned to……


The Ol’ 404 error page-when your website wakes up with Amnesia

So! for the first time ever- your website is givin’ ya 404 errors.
Whut th’ heck? That page USED to be there…

Izzit Brain Freeze?
An attack from hostile cosmic communist agents?
Is the internet developing digital alzheimers disease?
Has that mad, mundanely manky site manager made a mighty muckup?

There’s potential for any of these,……


Some folks prefer PAINT- logo for Te Whakapono Trust

painted logo

It’s unusual in this era to have painted artwork for your corporate look instead of pantone-picked vectors.
As an artist, corporate logos aren’t my usual fare either- One client wanted something a bit special though, a logo captured in Paua shell and Hokitika greenstone.
That sort of thing’s a job for a painter rather than……

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NZ’s Black billed – most endangered Gull in the World

cartoon of black billed gull

You’ve probably seen this wee bloke but mistaken him for his more common cousin, the Red Billed… who shared many of your school lunches over the years.

The black billed is a little slimmer than the red, with a longer beak. Also, while the red is classified as “declining,” the black is “Critical” and has the……

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