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Victorian attitudes

Portfolio on 22 July 2010

Victorian poster for MacFormat

MacFormat asked me for a pastiche of a Victorian advertising poster for a feature on essential Mac applications. Deputy editor Chris Phin featured as the impresario, and a brief from art editor Alex Thomas called for allegorical illustration and typographical over-ornamentation. Copywriting was a joint effort by me and Mr Phin; reference material was drawn from a variety of 19th Century sources; and I produced the finished artwork in Adobe Photoshop CS5, using the new brush functions for the colour inking.

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Matthew Sparkes 27 July 2010 at 5:40 pm

What a gorgeous illustration. Love the mini-Chris; instantly recognisable face in just a few dozen pixels.

Valeriana 31 May 2011 at 11:39 am

Wow, this is just too cool :-)

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