Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MORE Jill/ New Yorker/Mass Mutual illustration!

The October 27th issue of The New Yorker is OUT NOW!
Rush out and buy a copy, if only to see the latest Mass Mutual campaign, called "What is the Sign of a Good Decision?" that is previewed within it's lovely pages, featuring yours truly plus a host of other illustrators from both sides of the Pond.
Myself, Giselle Potter, Paul Wearing and Ann Field are all repped with Friend and Johnson and we were all rather excited to be working on a joint project.
The other illustrators, Bonnie Timmons, Rob Roth and Sally Blakemore have great style and ideas - especially Annabel Wright, another Scottish illustrator. Love her work.

So what were we asked to do?
Basically, Mullen the advertising agency who masterminded the campaign, gave us some concepts based around the idea of What a Good Decision could be...or we could come up with our own ideas! That's what I did, and as I had a whole page to play with, I could have some fun. I decided to show the cool, calm, collected and even slightly glamorous woman who loves her Caribbean hols, but does not love sunburn, versus her rather hassled, hot and bothered mate, who loves the sun a bit too much.

The big launch for this campaign will be in the New Yorker Times Square building in Manhatten in November, but I CAN'T GO!Cue Wailing and gnashing of teeth.Instead, I will be in the flinty Granite City (Aberdeen) working with some primary school kids on another exciting project which MIGHT mean meeting Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales himself...more to be revealed at a later date!!

Friday, October 03, 2008


Graphic Design and Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art present Open Here, an exhibition organised as part of the anniversary celebrations of 500 Years of Printing in Scotland (1508-2008).

Please go along and have a look at lots of lovely prints completed by the staff and ex students in our brand spanking new Print Workshop.
My print is a combination of digital print, screen print with a final dash of thermographic powder on the ink pool, to make it look glossy and a bit like an oil slick. I deliberately wanted to make it difficult to see which bit was digitally printed and which was screenprinted.
Above image with type is by my friend, designer Derek Green, who also did the microsite and lovely little film for the exhibition.
We have ALL been working like mad this week to get the show ready (I have been label queen) for the grand opening tonight at 5.30pm. I think we will all be looking forward to a nice plastic cup full of wine...
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