himHallows, him Artist.

Paul Hallows is an artist who operates under the name of himHallows. From idea to finished piece. Primarily works in hand drawn illustration transferred to acetate and painted with acrylic paint for colour. Also does 3D work, branding, murals and whatever else he is tasked with.

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Video Jam at Manchester Art Gallery




Some snippets of the free booklet for the Video Jam event ( Closing party for Jeremy Deller’s ‘all that is solid melts into air’ )at Manchester Art GalleryDesigned by the excellent Textbook Studio and with illustrations by me.

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F L I G H T Poster



Poster for the F L I G H T exhibition at Soup Kitchen.

I wanted to design a poster that carried on with the idea and branding used for the previous exhibition (L A N T E R N) but with more punch to the overall design. Thought the paper plane motif was the most basic symbol of flight, so made that part of the title with the i and G as the cut out fonts. The half-toned cloud background  allowed the logo to ‘soar’, lending the whole poster an optimistic tone!

Special thanks to;

Callum (Baptists & Bootleggers),
Chris (Textbook Studio) for their help with layouts 


Cailline (Laserlea) for the laser cutting!

Printed by Mono

RSVP here

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F L I G H T .

A group show of artists and designers, from various disciplines, tasked with creating an object that represents flight.

As with the previous show L A N T E R N, the artists are bound by only using paper (or card). Any shape and style is accepted, From intricate decoration to minimalist purity, complex grandeur to geometric simplicity.

Launch to be held on Thursday 27st February in the ground floor bar at Soup Kitchen, Spear St, Manchester.

Curated by himHallows and Wotgodforgot

RSVP for the event here!

— 2 months ago
himHallows Colouring Book



The himHallows Colouring Book is out today.
Designed as a snapshot of home life for any stranded astronaut in a not too distant future, colouring in this collection of prints should keep any marooned space-farer occupied for days on end (oxygen supply willing).
Featuring ideas such as vat grown meat, foetus gestation units and “welcome careful drivers” signs, I’ve wanted to show a sci-fi future which is both exciting and banal all at once, humanising what can be usually seen as too technologically fantastical.
A DIY build, the book contains 12 different riso prints (printed by the always attentive Mono), 2 acetate copies of 2 of the designs and bound with binding screws with a grey board back (something to rest on whilst colouring in)

On sale tonight 
at Islington Mill's Christmas fair and future dates pending, come down to purchase your copy!
£10 or 289.9 Solar Yen each.


— 4 months ago
Hedy Lamarr illustration for Video Jam


My illustration of Hedy Lamarr for Video Jam’s event at the Abandon Normal Devices festival in Liverpool. Very much looking forward to this, it’ll be held in in Liverpool Cathedral’s Lady Chapel and shaping up to be a very special event all round.

Textbook Studio are putting together the promotional material now featuring some more of my illustrations which I’m very happy with, a very talented gang of designers to work indeed!

Details HERE

— 7 months ago
Art V Cancer - Bending Time and Space exhibition


My submission for the Art V Cancer ‘bending time and space’ exhibition that’s on at 2022NQ till the end of September. The image is based around one of my all time favourite ‘Time and space’ films, Back to the Future part II, mainly for this absolutely brilliant scene;

Western Union Man: Whoa! Wait, kid! What’s this all about!

Marty: He’s alive! The Doc’s alive! He’s in the Old West, but he’s alive!

Western Union Man: Wait a minute, kid. You need help?

Marty: There’s only one man who can help me.

With the DeLorean firmly in mind, I set about creating this piece. The top 3  physics minds posing their big theories, and the power of sci-fi twisting them into new shapes and applications. I had fun in the making of this, and went with some bold colours to give it striking appeal.

High quality giclee prints are available at the Art V Cancer online store, so order a copy and contribute to a very good cause!

Altogether now; ‘Bom Bom bom BOMMMMM bo-ba-bom-bom bom bommmmmmmmmmm, diddle-lee!!’

— 7 months ago
#art v cancer  #back to the future  #2022nq  #print 
Yeti Lane


Image of a cat using dark magic to suck the contents of a fishmongers into a unholy vortex. Self explanatory really.

Click here for event details here!

— 8 months ago
A Midummer’s Psych Dream


Messrs Wotgodforgot and Grey Lantern are throwing another of their fine Psych nights at Soup Kitchen and they’ve drafted me in to do the poster (and give the evening a psych punned name).

Featuring the bands Mugstar, Druss & Dwellings and Horrid, it’s very loosely based around the popular archaeology programme Time Team. I’ve gone with the Tony Robinson oozing rainbows into Stonehenge motif (Phil Harding leans on his spade nonchalantly).

The psych scene is exploding at the moment, looking forward to seeing how far this wave goes!

— 11 months ago
From The Kites Of San Quentin - 7.83 Hz Earth Chorus.


Front cover for the new From The Kites Of San Quentin EP, 7.83Hz Earth Chorus.

This idea has been kicking around in my head for a while now (I think I got it whilst listening to the other ‘Kites EP, Mitochondria). I’ve always had a fascination with sharks, and this image felt right for this EP for me, coupling the sleek shark aesthetic with turbulent (yet still clean background).

I’ve used the ‘smear’ technique to maximum effect here, limiting my choice of colour but picking a much bigger area to work across. Some of the thinner parts are more obvious but I think they’ve kind of worked, I’m still experimenting with this technique so the final image is still genuinely a mystery to me how it’ll turn out. In this case, I’m happy, it would have been a complete repaint if not!

Look out for the physical and digital release soon on Victoria Warehouse Records, it’s a brilliant EP, I’ve been privileged to get chance to hear it at the mastering stages and it’s incredible, love this band!!

— 11 months ago
Fiesta Del Fuego


Ben Holden and Sparklestreet are bringing a chilli smackdown to the  Northern Quarter by name of ‘Feista Del Fuego’ and this is my logo for it!

Based on Mexican prison tattoo culture, I’ve gone with a rough font and bright colours to offset the dark nature of the chilli-skull. A fast and exciting turnaround time, I’m happy with the end result. The online poster (designed and arranged by Ben Holden) features some more illustration elements too, check it out here;


This should be a hell of a day, I love chilli and this day is looking action packed (The ghost chilli roulette wheel is my favourite touch), it’s great to be part of a project I feel is actually brilliant, I shall be there with my chilli boots and chilli hat. 

¡Ay Caramba!

— 11 months ago