126 photos
This is the new montage gallery and is an update of my older montage gallery (see index). Most of these images are once again for the New Statesman, and most have been front covers.
I made a separate gallery because I feel the work has evolved somewhat from the older montage work, it seems just a little more accomplished and "artful"
This makes up the bulk of my work, and has kept me very busy for quite a number of years. I have been working in the media for so long (16 years and counting) because each week, sometimes each day, is different and new styles and techniques are required to achieve the goal. Working to very tight deadlines is also a factor. There have been quite few times where I have been working on a cover image for two whole days only for the cover story to be changed at the very last minute before the magazine goes to press. It can be very stressful, same for all weekly magazines. Newspapers are more stressful still.
I have developed a system, over the years, whereby nobody should worry to much. As I'm artworking the chosen cover story I also (in secret) work on two other lead stories, sort of a plan A, B and C. And it works! its helped out many times. Its a luxury for the editor, and much more work for me. So just remember as you browse over my work that for every image on this site two, or maybe three, didn't make it. I have been as selective as possible here and I am just showing you the published artwork.

I have met some fantastically talented and ridiculously nice people through my work including other illustrators, artists, musicians, editors, journalist and B-list celebrities in abundance. Also met a few hero's of mine along the way.
One thing I love about the work I do is "having a pop" at the people in power, the bigger they are the harder I want to hit them. If your in the public eye, your up for lampooning and make no mistake about that.
Somebody once said (can't for the life of me remember who) that "Politics is show business for ugly people" I tend to agree, but I like to think some politicians start off great and are made ugly.
Anyway, without further ado, please enjoy the selection of images shown here, some will hopefully make you think, and some will hopefully make you laugh. If you laugh while your thinking I have done my job well.
Thanks for stopping by.

Dan X.

Just one more thing before I go...
A special thanks has to go to Bret and Chris Thornhill for compiling the images and putting them all in one place, great idea boys!!!
it looks brilliant. Incidentally, Bret has now become my number one email stalker...
"scary man" Only joking Bret!!

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Category:Artistic
Subcategory:Pop Culture
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lipstick thatcher

lipstick thatcher

afghanistan

afghanistan

sunni v shia

sunni v shia

us obama

us obama

Obama reboot 2

Obama reboot 2

The Death of Osama

The Death of Osama

Castro

Castro

Assangel

Assangel

NOT the royal wedding

NOT the royal wedding

India's new wealth

India's new wealth

Catholicism

Catholicism

multiculturalism 2011

multiculturalism 2011

Danger Dave

Danger Dave

Clegg behind the mask

Clegg behind the mask

brokeback cameron

brokeback cameron

The lost soldier

The lost soldier

obama bush

obama bush