Thursday, 24 September 2015

Illustrated bag for Chipotle

I recently illustrated a bag for Mexican fast food chain Chipotle, as part of their Cultivating thought Author series. Short illustrated stories by well known authors appear on usually plain take-out packaging, providing customers with some interesting lunchtime reading. 

My story is by Mary Roach and is about a chance meeting between two characters, one arriving at a party and the other leaving. The female character mistakes the guy for a friend of her husband's, and chats easily to him. At the end of the piece, she realises that he is in fact a complete stranger. I decided to use the two sides of the bag as two sides of the dialogue between the two characters, showing how each perceives the situation differently. My artwork takes snippets of the conversation which I have visualised in speech and thought bubbles above their heads. I really enjoyed working with Chipotle and thought it was a great project. The idea of using a bag or a cup as a canvas for visualising a story is a great one, and turns something that is usually a throwaway item into something really special and thought provoking. Visit the Cultivating thought website here.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

100 years of the Coca-Cola bottle

This year Coca-Cola celebrates 100 years of their iconic contour bottle. To mark this important anniversary, the company challenged artists, designers and illustrators around the world to use vintage Coca-Cola bottle imagery as inspiration to create posters using just three colors: Coke Red, black and white. Over 130 artists from 15 countries took part with 250-plus pieces for the #MashupCoke project. Here is my piece. 

Monday, 2 February 2015

The Round Robin Letters

The Round Robin Letters by Simon Hoggart came out just before Christmas, and is a very funny collection of Christmas yearly round-ups. Here is my cover - published by Atlantic books.