Sketchpad Artist: Martin Halliwell 09 Sep

Martin Halliwell is the tenth artist we are introducing you to that has produced a limited edition cover for our Sketchpad range. A very dear friend of Fred Aldous, Martin has been helping us produce Risograph products and packaging which so far has included the FA Picture Frame inserts and a range of greetings cards. Aside from helping us Martin is the Head Designer and Design Manager at Sport Specific.

We caught up with Martin to find out a bit more about him.

Tell us a bit about the idea behind your sketchbook cover?

My aim was to use a mix of flat colour and single colour imagery. From the outset I wanted to use teal and red.

Have you used a Risograph printer before?

Yes I have used the printer quite a lot. Working with Mark and Paul (the Fred Aldous Directors) we are currently developing Riso printed packaging specifically for Fred Aldous products. These have included the glazed picture frames and the photo booth strip frames with lots more in the pipeline…. watch this space.


Do you have tips for artists or designers starting out?

Stick at it and do things off your own back. Tinker with as many applications as possible especially InDesign.

What are your specialisms?

Large motivational/inspirational graphics for elite sporting environments and Premiership Football clubs

What’s your favourite piece of work that you have made?

Manchester cites training ground interior or Manchester united tour experience graphics.


How would you describe your work?

Massive, inspirational, conceptual

What inspires you?

Motivated people.


Who is your favourite artist or maker?

Johannes Vermeer

What tip would you give to people about one of our products?

Rotring Rapid Pro pens are amazing. If you buy cheap you will more than likely pay twice.

Where can people see your work? Do you have a website?

I’m the head designer and design manager at Sport Specific.


Take a look at the full range of Fred Aldous Sketchpads here.

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