The Black Rosette
We were asked to produce something for a teenage girl which, it turns out, was something of a tough commission for us. Now I’m neither teenaged nor female so trying to get in touch with my inner little girl in order to come up with something suitable proved pretty difficult. We did our best though and despite the fact that there were many different avenues which proved to be design dead-ends we finally managed to decide on something which wasn’t that girly or childish (so hopefully she’d still like it in a few years) but featured a few of her favourite things – horses, music and sport.
I got to present it personally (which is always a nerve racking experience) but she seemed to genuinely like it and immediately took a picture to post on Facebook so I suppose that’s commendation enough.
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We are all fools for love
We are all fools for love (lettering detail)
So it is about that time of year when we grab our gear, jump in the id-iomobile and head to Bristol to take part in UPfest. Despite not having a design until Wednesday we managed to pull our collective finger out and get everything ready in time for an early morning departure on Saturday. After registering we found our spot in grounds of the Tobacco Factory and set to work.
As ever we like to take our time and building up the background took up most of the afternoon. Then, finally, it was time to get the big stencil up to be coloured in and to affix the lettering to the wall. Which is when we had a small crisis due to my complete incompetence at carpentry but after crying for help we eventually managed to get hold of a electric drill/screwdriver and get the lettering fixed to the wall.
This year’s design was based on a picture of a friend (original picture below). She doesn’t know it yet and I hope she likes it as we’ve gone for a looser, sketch style stencil.
Upfest 2012 original image
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