At the start of the year I was approached by Blinkart to be part of an interesting project for Guinness. The project involved collaborating with a number of talented illustrators, carvers and art directors. here is what Blink say about it.
Blinkart was commissioned by Saatchi and Saatchi to create a physical piece to celebrate the history of Guinness from 1759 to the present day, as well as making an accompanying film to launch their new brand strategy “Made Of More”. In response we built a twelve foot, two ton sculptured plinth which depicts the story of Guinness in the round, conceived and designed by David Wilson.
David Wilson selected illustrators Robert Hunter, Bradley Jay, Micah Lidberg, and design studio Village Green to each draw a section of the story which would then be hand carved into the solid sculpture, marrying their individual different styles and creating a rich texture and depth to the monument.
The limited edition book "Curious Minds" has been released. I took part in this project by illustrating a description of an inspiring teacher written by Kevin McCloud.
Curious Minds is one of ten ‘bridge’ organisations across the country, recently appointed by Arts Council England. The charity works in schools and other settings in the North West to make sure all children have access to quality arts and cultural learning activities.
You can Purchase the book here www.curiousminds.org.uk