Friday, 3 February 2012

Banner design for Mr Barneswell

I recently had a little wager with my good friend Ben (you may remember him from the sketchbook chronicles drawings)

The idea was brought to life after seeing a story on the Internet about a guy who made it his mission to do a back flip every day for a year. After realising neither one of us has the ability to do a back flip I bet Ben (AKA Mr Barneswell) five whole English pounds that he couldn't do a Rollie-Pollie every day for a year.

For those of you who don't understand the term 'Rollie-Pollie' and refer to it as something completely different here's a definition and a list of alternative titles.

"a gymnastic movement in which the body is turned heels over head with the back of the neck resting on the ground"

Also known as a 'Forward roll' or a 'sommersault'

I encouraged Mr Barneswell to set up a blog where he can upload video evidence each day and I designed him a nice banner to stick at the top of it.

Everyone is welcome to get in on the bet so head over to and bet him he can't do it.

I'd also like to encourage people to send requests in for him to do a roll in the most unusual of places, Let's make it hard for him guys!