Ahh, Die Hard . . . But no, I’m not here to talk about Bruce for a whole post, sorry ladies. What I AM here to talk about though is my new range – ‘Summer In The City’. Now you see the connection, right? It’s a little different for me, a bit of an abstract take on city life and ‘typical’ city scenes. But I like it. I had a lot of fun playing around with these designs and love the mid-century style that emerged from the overlaid textures, and how the summery palette gives what could be a drab industrial illustration a fresh, buoyant vibe. They also remind me a little of vintage posters. And I like vintage posters.
The range began life as a competition entry for the final surprise module of the Make Art That Sells e-course, run by Lilla Rogers. She sneaked in a special live brief co-hosted by Janine from Uppercase Magazine, and our challenge was a design a front cover for the next Surface Pattern Design Guide. It was great to see what everyone came up with and how there were SO many different takes on the theme . . . and I was delighted when my Office Blocks design I was picked for the Live Review!
I’ve since added 4 more illustrations – ‘Factory Life’, ‘Traffic Lights’, ‘Windows’, and ‘Zebra Crossing’ and they can be purchased as art prints here as of right now!