- 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 editorial 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 Eric Campbell was great to work with, giving me a lot of creative freedom to develop the artwork.
I first looked at medieval tapestry design, particularly the stunning Bayeaux Taperstry (1070's) for inspiration. I wanted to reflect that flat and stylised imagery into my illustrations. For colour, I developed my palette from the magazine logo utilising greens, browns and oranges which captured the natural, earthiness of the story. I also illustrated the title font on the cover. The hand drawn typography was then carried over into the magazine article as highlighted text.
- "Well written articles accompanied by great photography and beautiful illustrations."- The Holborn."beautifully designed and inspiring"- Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Magazine Specialist since 1969."The playful yet tastefully worked layout and illustrations are fantastic."- Oldtimecider"Class illustration"- madewithink"It’s the illustration that especially makes Hot Rum Cow such a joy"- Neil Braidwood
- Magazine layouts