Recognising some of the points in the tutor’s feedback, I decided to redo the editorial images. I followed his advice to re-create two of the earlier versions on a larger scale.
Some time ago we’ve received a brief for an editorial illustration. We had to make a choice from a selection of articles, and create two images to accompany it. I chose an article about The Aldgate Station, which has been a mass grave for people who died from a plague way back, before it became a station. The story goes that an underground worker got a high voltage shock when he fell on the tracks. The strange thing, however, was that his co-workers have seen a “ghost” near him at the time of the accident. Shockingly, the man fully recovered.
After some feedback from my tutor I decided to improve my “Dark Sugars” posters. I’ve imported them into the Photoshop, added the letterpress text at the bottom (you can see my letterpress session here: https://katarinajakcsiova.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/letterpress-fun/), changed the colour of the bean lino prints, and adjusted the position of some of them too.
I’ve been wanting to come to this old and dusty corner room for some time now, but it wasn’t until one Easter holiday Wednesday that I got around to it. Luckily, our new “room keeper” Kim was there, and so I was able to get in. Plus, she really was a great help, and everything got done much faster than if I had to work it out myself. That day I left with a (rather large) number of prints of a Gill sans alphabet in both small letters and capitals.
Pat is one of the illustrators I had to include in this research, as his pieces are simply spectacular. The patience, precisions, and determination needed to create one of these huge skylines is incredible.
There isn’t much that one can find out about Ryo Takemasa, except for his abundant artwork.
During my research about editorial illustrations I came across someone whose work I really adore. He’s a fairly young London artist called George Butler, who specializes in travel and current affairs.