23 April 2011

Illostribute, tribute to David Klein

Freddy Boo illustration Illostribute Ernesto David Klein Tribute

This tribute is to David Klein, commercial illustrator renowned
for his travel posters for TWA during the 1950's and 60's. He 
created many vibrant posters which depicted well-known landmarks
and buildings of  various countries from around the world.

I chose to interpret Klein's poster for 'Egypt Fly TWA'. You can see 

all the other interpretations by fellow illustrators at illostribute.

2 April 2011

The Merry River

The Serco Prize for Illustration 2011 The Merry River

My image has been selected for the Serco, London Transport 
Museum and Association of Illustrators The River Thames 
Competition. An exhibition of the top 50 entries will be shown 
at the London Transport Museum and winners announced at the 
private view evening in May.

The illustration is based from my observations and sketches made 

on my many walks along the river. The central focus is the iconic 
London Transport logo which forms the River Thames. On and 
surrounding the river I've portrayed aspects of London's varied life 
to create an energetic and humorous poster. The image is far the most 
detailed I've created. I stayed true to my initial sketch, but I was adding 
new elements and rearranging them an hour before the entry deadline.
I did have lots fun creating this illustration.