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Remember your Roots!

Matt Cockayne

Remember your Roots!

A brief history of Goo Design 3 Years ago I made the bold decision to go into the unknown and go self-employed as an independent artist, leaving my run of the mill graphic design job with a guaranteed monthly salary, paid holidays, paid sickness when needed, plus the joys of seeing your co-workers 70% of the week.  Little did I know that working on your own can at times be as lonely as maybe being stuck in the wilderness with no company you can quickly loose focus on your objective and find yourself wasting time on social media to find...

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A Brighter Side to Sheff

Matt Cockayne

A Brighter Side to Sheff

Matt launches Steel works collection! Hi around two years ago I created some hand drawn originals which featured Sheffield's Steel works and the surrounding terraced housing. The collection is called "A Brighter Side to Sheff" I have been sitting on them for quite a while and the proud owner of the originals recently invited me to her home so I could photograph them for reproduction. Personally this is my favourite collection of Goo art, My family are from Attercliffe originally and my grandparents worked in the industry and I have heard many stories about the times living amongst the factories. I love...

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FREE GIFT

Matt Cockayne

FREE GIFT

FREE GIFTRight on CueThis year I have been given the honour of producing a special artwork to celebrate the 40 anniversary of the World Snooker Championship being hosted by our very own Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.The First tournament held in Sheffield was way back in 1977 at the Crucible which has now become an institution for the game and rightly so. Personally I have always shown an interest in the snooker so to be given the responsibility to produce such an artwork is a huge honour and one I am very proud of.The DesignI wanted to draw a kind of...

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Sheffield Live interview

Matt Cockayne

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World Snooker Championship Artwork

Matt Cockayne

World Snooker Championship Artwork

On Friday I have the honour of presenting this special commissioned artwork at the Cue Ball Charity Ball Mercure Sheffield St Paul for The World Snooker Championship to be auctioned at the event. The artwork is focally celebrating 40 years of World Snooker at The Crucible Theatre and illustrates the story of a young boy one day dreaming of becoming the World Champion... We all have dreams right? Mine at the moment is for this to raise as much money as possible for the 2 charities Cavendish Cancer Care and Weston Park Cancer Charity. There will be a limited run...

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