What a surprise! I entered the Lilla Rogers' GTS and made the top 50. Really!? I'm still trying to get my head around it. I am really so thrilled to have made it so far and have just had so much fun doing these 2 assignments. Although I can't lie… it was a lot of work and swallowed up half of September's weekends. But I think it has been worth it. Definitely! As always the benefit of a deadline is amazing and Lilla's briefs are fantastic.
The first assignment was to illustrate and create a pair of trainers for a young woman called Antoinette. I decided to focus on Antoinette's love of all things horticultural and her location (Brooklyn, NY). This was my submission:
The second round of the competition was to illustrate a tin for Antoinette's shop… once again there was a very detailed brief and I ended up focusing on the unusual, vintage imagery that was mentioned. Somehow my 'brainstorm' ended up at an old fashioned magic show. I thought yes… that's what I use tins for: somewhere to store all those small, odd things that magically appear and disappear around me all the time. Here was my submission:
So that's that! If you like what you see here please go and vote for me… there is a people's choice award but you have to be super quick because the voting closes at 5pm (UK time), Monday 21 September. All you have to do is click on this link and once on the page enter your e-mail address. Easy-peasy. And thank you!!