Tuesday, 4 March 2014

VIAGGIOBYBIKE.CO.UK


My Good friends Daniel and Roberto are going to be cycling from Mexico to Peru from the 24th March. They will be covering 5386km for the mental-health charity Mind, these absolute crazy men had asked me to go, but being a man who can't fully ride a bike, I had to politely decline the kind offer.

Luckily they asked me to work on a graphic which would depict their journey, and also help design their jerseys, these are the results.

Follow their journey on their website

Friday, 31 January 2014

Football Strip Concept Designs #3







After spending the last year rambling about this project and posting sketches, I finally got it off the ground, here it is in full! With kits for Greece, Japan, Spain, England and also Monaco. Also featuring crest re-designs, name + numbering styles, and also Anthem Jackets!

angelotrofa.co.uk now live!



Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Zanzan Eyewear Summer Tote logo



I was asked by Zanzan Eyewear (the supercool English eyewear brand) to create an icon for their summer line, to be used on tote bags. Heres the final design, and also singer/model Sarah Ruba of RocNation, sporting the Tote bag in NYC.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Adidas Japan Anthem Jacket - progress


Continuing with the Japan designs, and Adidas templates, here is the process sketches for my hypothetical Japanese anthem/walk-out jacket. Inspired by cool Japanese jackets with elaborate stitched patterns on the reverse. The type along the top is the name of the Japanese FA, and the bottom is the national side's nickname "Samurai Blue."

Monday, 15 April 2013

Mr Porter Football Club

Creating the visual identity for a football club that resembles the mrporter.com brand aesthetic was quite a fun task. Mr Porter love to play with humor so there was alot to play with. Classic football badges with interlocking initials was the first port of call as the Mr Porter typeface plays quite a strong part in the branding. 

Added in the elements such as a blower hat and dickie bow with a football, and I think the classic football team feel is acheived. I created a couple of options, the below design of the gentleman with the ball face, is a play on the fact Mr Porter like to create an anonymous character.



Tuesday, 12 March 2013

How to take the perfect penalty - The Knack - Mr Porter


This is the latest Knack feature I worked on for MrPorter.com - finally a football story! As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love football! This is probably the feature I enjoyed the most, hours of researching of football images and Roy of The Rovers comics. Check it out here

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Arsenal the Ox Birthday Card illustration


Recently I was asked to illustrate a personal Birthday Card for an Arsenal loving Oxlaide-Chamberlain fan, here is the final piece, glad to hear he loved it!

Original Sketch and close-ups

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Mr Porter - The Knack - How to be a Music Buff


This week's Knack feature for Mr Porter is entitled 'How to be a Music Buff' - Pretty hard drawing an image of someone condemning one of my favourite musicians of all time (Prince) but I have to stick to the script. Many thanks to my friend Lewis Malpas on his fine job of animating the opener! - check out the story here

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Arsenal - Man City - Juventus Nike 2014 Away shirts


This design has stemmed from a project I have been working on with striped football shirts for a brand I  have recently began working with (more on that to follow)

These designs started off being inspired by Arsenals infamous 'banana shirt' voted ugliest shirt of all time (Thought I would try and resurrect that monstrosity and bring it to the 21st Century) With Man City's football kits being supplied by Nike next year I thought I'd give an Away shirt a try, Juventus' design is just to show a variation on how the design can work.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Almass Individualism Portrait

I was asked to produce another portrait for another of the Indiv team, this time the great Almass. This would be featured on her column on the site. Check it out here

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Mr Porter Bomber Jackets Feature


This week The Edit Bomber Jackets story I designed was launched online. It was a story that allowed me once again to introduce vector illustrations in the magazine. Something I once did before for a Car Shoes story.

The subject being Bomber Jackets allowed me instantly to look at manuals for Spitfires, and old fighter jets' manuals for inspiration. If you look at my football kit designs its easy to see my influence from illustrated car manuals.




With six Bomber Jackets to illustrate for, including brands such as Schott, D&G, Burberry, Private White, Givenchy & Sandro, it was cool to have variety in each of the designs. Making the task not only easier, but more fun, as each design and style was so different.




Below, is my initial cover page design (Clearly based on the old school manual designs) which was unsurprisingly rejected because it doesn't really show product. Also the final illustrations.



Check out the full story here

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Mr Porter The Knack - How to Clean Your Car



This week I was asked to produce the illustrations for MrPorter.com's latest Knack feature. The subject was 'How to Clean Your Car Like a Pro' - Pretty straight forward, check it out here






Sins of Style Individualism



I have been asked to submit a few illustrations as entry for Individualisms' 'Sins of Style' feature. Here are the first two which went live this month. A fun take on many of the faux pas in mens fashion. A great read, and have a look through all of them!


Sunday, 30 December 2012

Angelo Trofa X Fabio Paolucci - Issue #3 Sneek



A couple of months back I announced that I was working on a collaboration with my good friend Fabio Paolucci, for my 3rd issue(which I aim to release at the end of March)


This is the final image I will release of the issue, which I think will be the best yet! Fabio is a whizz with the pencil, and can create photo-realistic images like I couldn't dream of doing, so he was the only choice for my Greek statue concept. Over the next couple of months, we will develop a series of bigger, bolder illustrations to go in the issue, so till then, enjoy, and spread the word.

Original Pencil artwork

Check Out more of Fabio's work here: http://fabiopaolucci.blogspot.co.uk/

Antique Watches Illustration


This is a selection of antique designer watches I was asked to produce for a Canadian Antique store soon to be opening in New York. Thy asked for something similar to what I had produced for MrPorter's Summer Shoes feature earlier in the year. Produced in acrylic inks and coloured in Photoshop.


Saturday, 29 December 2012

Iman Birthday Card



This was a personaliszed birthday card I was asked to produce for a friends girlfriend. The story goes that she lived in London for 3 months, hated it and returned to Paris...oh, and as a child, she loved ananas!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Friday, 30 November 2012

Monaco Marlboro Nike Design - Revisit


This is a re-visit of a design I did in 2009, Its one which I have been looking to update for a while (it also gave me a chance to tweak my template in time for issue 3) Its a design which I know would never happen, but always fascinated me.

Marlboro as a brand and package always made me think of the Monaco kit, so I thought, why not design a mash up of the two!



The artwork to the left is by Evan Hecox who is an illustrator whos style I admire greatly. And I think he's captured all the angles and the essence of the package I wanted in the design.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Man United / Newton Heath Nike 2013 Football Kit Design


This is something that I have been working on, on and off for my friend (and United fan) Krish. Inspired by the 'Busby Babes' shirt and the re-issue which is modelled by Ronaldo above.

The away is obviously a nod to United in their Newton Heath days, an iconic shirt that I think should be re-worn by United. Not only is it iconic but also because frankly, its much cooler than the standard white away shirt.

This is a special at the request of a friend who is a Chelsea fan, I couldn't resist...a perfect replacement surely for the ageing Ferdinand? *note: I'm not a Chelsea fan, and this is just for banter.