Hallmark characters

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“Hey You” Llama

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Hungry Wolf

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Extremely disguised Walrus

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Photoshop Patterns

I have created some animal illustration characters for my hallmark project. We have been asked to make and create an outcome in the form of cards, wrapping paper or any gift products, using Monty Python as the inspiration. I used the crazy patterns from the animation introduction as my starting point. Being a textile designer I focused on patterns and decided to create my own, I’ve found my project has taken its own spin on things. For my next stage I might look into some surrealism to create a narrative in my cards and gift products, I want to create a collection of gift products that fit together with a quirky kitsch edge.

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Pop Up Book Inspiration

I have decided to go along the route of creating a pop up card for my Hallmark Project. I am thinking about making my own characters and creating a narrative. The connection to Monty Python would be the characters would be more surreal and exaggerated. I have looked into some existing designers and illustrators, here are some interesting images I have found,

Donna Wilson

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Big Ted

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Wolfie

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Puddle Man

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Katkaland Creatures

Katkaland toys are made from recycled fabrics.

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Marshall

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Hallmark Two Week Project

We have just started our two-week project for Hallmark Card Company, the theme is based on Monty Pythons flying Circus. We have been asked to create a paper gift concept of our choosing, either a card, wrapping paper or box like package for gifts. First I began looking into surrealism as Monty Python the sketch show has many unusual juxtapositions which could be translated well into a paper idea. We also have to consider the market we are designing for, is it a special occasion and for who? What life stage are they? are they buying for others?

I have been looking for any interesting images that may spark an idea, here are some that I have gathered so far.

The idea of Story Telling

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Brian Dettmer

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Noriko Ambe

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Peter Callesen

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Drawing Styles

Rob Ryan

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Noah Butkus

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Marco Cibola

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Claire Scully

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Owen Gatley

“‘Pop-Up Book’, This pop-up book follows a small boy’s daily walk with his dog. No sooner have they set out, when the boy’s imagination takes them over and allows them to visit distant lands. As the book progresses the magical dog turns into different animals taking the boy through dramatic landscapes, only to return home safely at the end of it all.”

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SDC Competition

Here are some of my final prints for the SDC colour competition. The prints are digitally printed and finished with pigment dye and gold foil.

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