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November 16, 2013 | Illustration, Life, Typography


Autumn has firmly rooted its passage into the grim few months of winter we all find so depressing. I like autumn though. The colours of the leaves are fantastic, lots of deep reds, oranges and yellows set against low sunlit blue skies. Sunsets are spectacular this time of year too, although most of us are usually still in work and miss them.

I have a new illustration too, so chin up. This is an attempt at a retro looking print where the print registration would be slightly off. After playing round with every possible colour combination I went back to my original off-cyan and red colour scheme, these colours always seem work the best with retro designs. I love working with typography and finding new fonts to play with. It’s such a satisfying feeling when the shapes fit together just right, I’m sure any designer would agree.

The subject is fairly straight forward, and one that I’m sure many people struggle with from time to time. It’s about falling into a routine and feeling like you are stuck in a rut or repeating cycle. Maybe not as depressing as the illustration depicts, but you get the general idea.

Anyway, cheer up it will soon be Christmas.