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HotRumCow. Magazine.

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  • Hot Rum Cow: A History of British Cider
    Agency: White Light Media
    Art Director: Eric Campbell
    Awarded Runner up. Creative Quarterly CFE 30. Professional Illustration. 
    This is a series of illustrations commissioned by White Light Media, for the UK magazine Hot Rum Cow, Issue 2.
    Hot Rum Cow is a quarterly magazine for people who are fascinated by great beers, wines & spirits - and the extraordinary stories behind them.
    I was commissioned to illustrate the magazine cover and the feature article 'A History of British Cider'.
    The art director
     gave me creative freedom to work in a style I felt suited the piece. 
    I enjoyed the medieval angle and wanted to reflect that in my illustrations by suggesting old tapestry design. I also developed an earthy palette which I took from the existing logo and worked that into my artwork. 
    "Well written articles accompanied by great photography and beautiful illustrations." 
    - The Holborn.
    "beautifully designed and inspiring"
    - Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Magazine Specialist since 1969.
  • Cover
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  • 'Wassailing' A rite which takes place every January on the Twelfth Night. Trees are sung to, music is played, pans are banged and cider is poured.
  • Welsh dragon tamer and patron saint of apple trees...Saint Teilo.
  • 13th century and the flourishing of British cider-making.
  • In the 14th century, babies were reportedly baptised with cider!
  • The Cider Process
  • Magazine layouts