Wednesday, 21 May 2014

More Challenger Brand Illustrations for PHD

A couple of years ago I illustrated five of the different types of challenger brand described in PHD's book Overthrow | 10 Ways To Tell A Challenger Story. This week the media agency is presenting the book in Brazil and sharing all ten challenger types on a set of promotional cards, for which they recently asked me to illustrate the remaining five challengers.

                                                                            (c) Becca Thorne 2014 for PHD UK

Above are my four favourites, clockwise from top left: the Game Changer, the Irreverent Maverick, the Real & Human Challenger and the Missionary.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Mail Me Art 4 - it's on its way!

I've finally gotten round to finishing and posting my piece for Mail Me Art 4: Open All Hours. This time I decided to try out resingrave, a cheaper alternative to end-grain wood blocks for wood engraving. It's weird, and took some getting used to (it's no lemonwood), but it's definitely worth it for the price difference.

                                                                                                                                                                                 WIP, nearly finished

My ink wasn't too keen on the shiny texture of the postcard, but I think the result's pretty cool. It reminds me of those weird old sci-fi covers.
                                                                                        Like A Moth To A Flame, resingrave print, (c) Becca Thorne 2014

This morning I sent it off to Darren, at the last minute remembering to take the obligatory Post Box Shot (a little self-consciously as there was a man waiting in his car parked right beside the post box).

There's no deadline for submissions yet, so you can still take part if you wish. All you need to do is head to the MMA shop and buy a copy of Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet, where you'll find your postcard and instructions on how to enter (as well as lots of lovely pictures of last year's art)

Find out more here