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illustration of A fun piece focussed on getting outdoors and finding your own adventure in some Vans all weather MTE trainers. illustration of A fun piece focussed on getting outdoors and finding your own adventure in some Vans all weather MTE trainers.

Vans All Weather MTE's

A fun piece focussed on getting outdoors and finding your own adventure in some Vans all weather MTE trainers.

Keywords: Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Mixed Media, Adventure, Editorial, Leisure, Product, Lifestyle

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A t-shirt designed commissioned for a new brand called Drunken Athletics. The brief was to create a design featuring a reaper having fun in a pool with the title of 'Let's Get Wet'. illustration of A t-shirt designed commissioned for a new brand called Drunken Athletics. The brief was to create a design featuring a reaper having fun in a pool with the title of 'Let's Get Wet'.

Let's Get Wet

A t-shirt designed commissioned for a new brand called Drunken Athletics. The brief was to create a design featuring a reaper having fun in a pool with the title of 'Let's Get Wet'.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Lettering, Line, Humor, Character Development, Product, Textiles, Edgy

© Colin Kersley
illustration of Artwork for the Star Trek 50th anniversary exhibition and auction at Constellations in Liverpool. The infamous Kirk vs Gorn battle. illustration of Artwork for the Star Trek 50th anniversary exhibition and auction at Constellations in Liverpool. The infamous Kirk vs Gorn battle.

The Bloodbath On Boulders

Artwork for the Star Trek 50th anniversary exhibition and auction at Constellations in Liverpool. The infamous Kirk vs Gorn battle.

Keywords: Black & White, Caricature, Digital, Lettering, Film/Entertainment, Humor, Celebrities, Posters, Sci-Fi, Game

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A t-shirt design for Clwb Ifor Bach – a key music venue in Cardiff. It’s always a pleasure collaborating with them! illustration of A t-shirt design for Clwb Ifor Bach – a key music venue in Cardiff. It’s always a pleasure collaborating with them!

Clwb Ifor Bach T-shirt

A t-shirt design for Clwb Ifor Bach – a key music venue in Cardiff. It’s always a pleasure collaborating with them!

Keywords: Black & White, Calligraphy, Design, Digital, Lettering, Character Development, Music, Posters, Textiles, Edgy

© Colin Kersley
illustration of I’m pretty sure this guy lives in my stomach! He’s hungry…always and forever. This is a personal piece created for prints and clothing. illustration of I’m pretty sure this guy lives in my stomach! He’s hungry…always and forever. This is a personal piece created for prints and clothing.

Always & Forever

I’m pretty sure this guy lives in my stomach! He’s hungry…always and forever. This is a personal piece created for prints and clothing.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Humor, Character Development, Posters, Edgy, Grunge

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A t-shirt commission for an L.A based musician called 'Sneakout', featuring little monsters escaping to cause some mischief. illustration of A t-shirt commission for an L.A based musician called 'Sneakout', featuring little monsters escaping to cause some mischief.

Sneakout T-shirt

A t-shirt commission for an L.A based musician called 'Sneakout', featuring little monsters escaping to cause some mischief.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Humor, Architecture, Music, Product, Textiles

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A new studio called for something fun! This mural was painted to help keep me focussed and serve a reminder to use my weird. illustration of A new studio called for something fun! This mural was painted to help keep me focussed and serve a reminder to use my weird.

Studio Mural

A new studio called for something fun! This mural was painted to help keep me focussed and serve a reminder to use my weird.

Keywords: Black & White, Lettering, Painterly, Decorative, Humor, Character Development, Mural, Lifestyle, Edgy, Urban

© Colin Kersley
illustration of This is my Secret7 sleeve for Jack Garratt’s track ‘Worry’. It was selected as part of the 2016 exhibition and charity sale event. illustration of This is my Secret7 sleeve for Jack Garratt’s track ‘Worry’. It was selected as part of the 2016 exhibition and charity sale event.

Secret7

This is my Secret7 sleeve for Jack Garratt’s track ‘Worry’. It was selected as part of the 2016 exhibition and charity sale event.

Keywords: Black & White, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Line, Film/Entertainment, Humor, Music, Packaging, Lifestyle

© Colin Kersley
illustration of Love is fleeting but you will always have pizza. Available as a limited edition A3 print in my store. illustration of Love is fleeting but you will always have pizza. Available as a limited edition A3 print in my store.

Pizza Love

Love is fleeting but you will always have pizza. Available as a limited edition A3 print in my store.

Keywords: Black & White, Calligraphy, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Humor, Editorial, Food, Posters

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends. illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Ghost Boner

A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Lettering, Film/Entertainment, Humor, Music, Posters, Game, Edgy

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends. illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Saved By Smut

A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Humor, Music, Posters, Edgy

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends. illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Horse Tornado

A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Pen & Ink, Humor, Animals, Music, Posters

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends. illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Rage Cake

A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Lettering, Pen & Ink, Humor, Food, Music, Posters, Edgy

© Colin Kersley
illustration of El Espíritu De Alma (The Spirit of Soul) brings you irresistible grooves that make your bones dance! Available as a limited edition A3 gold on black letterpress print from my store. illustration of El Espíritu De Alma (The Spirit of Soul) brings you irresistible grooves that make your bones dance! Available as a limited edition A3 gold on black letterpress print from my store.

El Espíritu De Alma

El Espíritu De Alma (The Spirit of Soul) brings you irresistible grooves that make your bones dance! Available as a limited edition A3 gold on black letterpress print from my store.

Keywords: Cartoon, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line, Character Development, Editorial, Music, Posters, Spiritual

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends. illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Hungry For Cats

A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Pen & Ink, Humor, Animals, Music, Posters

© Colin Kersley
illustration of This dudette is one elegant and classy lady. She enjoys fine dining, long walks on the beach and the occasional bar brawl. Romantic but fierce, she’ll either break your heart or kick your ass! illustration of This dudette is one elegant and classy lady. She enjoys fine dining, long walks on the beach and the occasional bar brawl. Romantic but fierce, she’ll either break your heart or kick your ass!

Parasol Pin-up

This dudette is one elegant and classy lady. She enjoys fine dining, long walks on the beach and the occasional bar brawl. Romantic but fierce, she’ll either break your heart or kick your ass!

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line, People, Posters, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Edgy

© Colin Kersley
illustration of An illustration for posters and flyers promoting a Cardiff-based music event called Brain Juice. For all your zombie needs! illustration of An illustration for posters and flyers promoting a Cardiff-based music event called Brain Juice. For all your zombie needs!

Brain Juice Gig Poster

An illustration for posters and flyers promoting a Cardiff-based music event called Brain Juice. For all your zombie needs!

Keywords: Black & White, Calligraphy, Design, Digital, Lettering, Humor, Editorial, Music, Packaging, Posters

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A t-shirt design for We Heart Arts, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on helping young people through creative and musical events. illustration of A t-shirt design for We Heart Arts, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on helping young people through creative and musical events.

We Heart Arts

A t-shirt design for We Heart Arts, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on helping young people through creative and musical events.

Keywords: Black & White, Calligraphy, Design, Digital, Lettering, Music, People, Portrait, Posters, Lifestyle

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends. illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Dinosaur Ring

A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Keywords: Black & White, Calligraphy, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Humor, Music, Posters, Edgy

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends. illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Weaponised Guilt

A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Lettering, Line, Humor, Editorial, Music, Posters, Edgy

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A tattoo design of Daniel Day Lewis' character Daniel Plainview from the film 'There Will Be Blood'. illustration of A tattoo design of Daniel Day Lewis' character Daniel Plainview from the film 'There Will Be Blood'.

There Will Be Ink

A tattoo design of Daniel Day Lewis' character Daniel Plainview from the film 'There Will Be Blood'.

Keywords: Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line, Film/Entertainment, Editorial, People

© Colin Kersley
illustration of Tattoo designs of Genghis Khan and Vlad the Impaler. illustration of Tattoo designs of Genghis Khan and Vlad the Impaler.

Vlad & Genghis Tattoos

Tattoo designs of Genghis Khan and Vlad the Impaler.

Keywords: Black & White, Caricature, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line, Celebrities, Historical, People, Portrait

© Colin Kersley
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends. illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Yankity Spankity

A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.

Keywords: Black & White, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Editorial, Music, People, Posters, Edgy

© Colin Kersley
illustration of An art print designed for We Heart Arts' alphabet series. illustration of An art print designed for We Heart Arts' alphabet series.

G is for Giants

An art print designed for We Heart Arts' alphabet series.

Keywords: Black & White, Cartoon, Design, Digital, Line, Humor, Children, Children's Books, Education, People

© Colin Kersley

Alternative Aesthetics

illustration of A fun piece focussed on getting outdoors and finding your own adventure in some Vans all weather MTE trainers.
illustration of A t-shirt designed commissioned for a new brand called Drunken Athletics. The brief was to create a design featuring a reaper having fun in a pool with the title of 'Let's Get Wet'.
illustration of Artwork for the Star Trek 50th anniversary exhibition and auction at Constellations in Liverpool. The infamous Kirk vs Gorn battle.
illustration of A t-shirt design for Clwb Ifor Bach – a key music venue in Cardiff. It’s always a pleasure collaborating with them!
illustration of I’m pretty sure this guy lives in my stomach! He’s hungry…always and forever. This is a personal piece created for prints and clothing.
illustration of A t-shirt commission for an L.A based musician called 'Sneakout', featuring little monsters escaping to cause some mischief.
illustration of A new studio called for something fun! This mural was painted to help keep me focussed and serve a reminder to use my weird.
illustration of This is my Secret7 sleeve for Jack Garratt’s track ‘Worry’. It was selected as part of the 2016 exhibition and charity sale event.
illustration of Love is fleeting but you will always have pizza. Available as a limited edition A3 print in my store.
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.
illustration of El Espíritu De Alma (The Spirit of Soul) brings you irresistible grooves that make your bones dance! Available as a limited edition A3 gold on black letterpress print from my store.
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.
illustration of This dudette is one elegant and classy lady. She enjoys fine dining, long walks on the beach and the occasional bar brawl. Romantic but fierce, she’ll either break your heart or kick your ass!
illustration of An illustration for posters and flyers promoting a Cardiff-based music event called Brain Juice. For all your zombie needs!
illustration of A t-shirt design for We Heart Arts, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on helping young people through creative and musical events.
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.
illustration of A tattoo design of Daniel Day Lewis' character Daniel Plainview from the film 'There Will Be Blood'.
illustration of Tattoo designs of Genghis Khan and Vlad the Impaler.
illustration of A gig poster from my ‘This Is Not A Ticket’ project - a series of posters based on fictional band names born from conversations with friends.
illustration of An art print designed for We Heart Arts' alphabet series.

Biography

Alternative Aesthetics is a human. This human is Colin Kersley. Available to create images with a hint of humour in glorious black and white for editorial content, murals, album artwork, gig posters, clothing, film posters, book covers...or anything else I can draw on!

Style/Techniques

Black & White, Calligraphy, Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Decorative, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Food, Historical, Leisure, Mural, Music, Packaging, People, Portrait, Posters, Product, Sci-Fi, Textiles, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Spiritual, Game, Edgy, Grunge, Urban