Monday, February 04, 2008
Pieces produced last year for Monster.co.uk's weekly mailouts.
I actually quite enjoy having to apropriate a different style every now and again, especially if it means forcing myself to get to grips with a strange, alien piece of software; in this case, Illustrator. Monster's erstwhile cartoon mascot, Trump, called for this approach, all clean vector lines and shapes - not my usual forte at all. After one very long, painful day spent hacking my befuddled way through the first one, the subsequent Trumps averaged out at two or three hours each. Very intuitive and pleasant it was, too.
There were initially going to be 52 of these themed thumbnails - a year's worth - but half way through the job it was decided to re-brand the company and unceremoniously ditch the poor beast. Ulp. I hear he's on the meths these days. Nothing to do with my rendition, I hope.