• tiger tea illustration, festive illustrated magazine cover with cartoony baubles

Big Issue in the North
Client:  Kevin Gopal, Editor

This was great fun to do and had a special kind of pressure to it too. This is the first time that Big Issue in the North have used an illustrated cover for their Christmas issue, as they normally pull inspiration from Christmas tv or programs like X Factor, etc. The brief was fairly open – ‘be festive.’ But it couldn’t be overly traditional. I’m not sure what possessed me to do it but I like them now – the baubles imagined as pantomime characters. A part of me kinda wants to see them as ACTUAL baubles now. The old fashioned candle is in reference to older Christmasses and spooky seasonal tales, such as ‘A Christmas Carol.’

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