I was one of three illustrators approached by Block T in Dublin to create a design for an Arthur's Day/Guinness 'Pull Your Own Print' Promotion. The illustration will be produced as a screen print by 'Damn Fine Print'. The brief was quite simple, one colour, Guinness related and a design solid enough to reproduce well. I had three days to turn something in.
Although Arthur's Day is a relatively new concept I wanted to create something that felt as if it had more history to it, hence the Victorian Gentlemen toasting their tasty pints! My original idea was to illustrate a portrait of Arthur with his top hat as pint of Guinness but I felt two guys toasting would fit into the occassion a little better. The artwork was not created while under the influence of Guinness ;)