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Studying BA Illustration at the University of Brighton. This blog is dedicated to work done while studying abroad at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (FALL 2011). Also see the work of Philippe Nash, who is also here with me on exchange from Brighton: http://philippenash.tumblr.com

Friday, 30 September 2011

Editorial Illustration

Uhm, here are the spot illustrations I came up with for my Editorial Illustration class.  The article was called 'Etiquette 101' for the magazine Conde Nast Traveler and it's all about 'unusual practices ' in different countries/cultures around the world.

Our only restriction were that we could only use 2 colours for each image (no black) and the illustrations are spot illustrations - very small, only about 2 by 2 inches..

oh and so I made these by colouring paper with wax crayons, and then scraping the crayon off the paper and it leaves these awesome textures and color. Then just paper cutting.

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TOP LEFT: In some traditional places in Africa, it's customary for the host of a gathering to take the first sip of every guest's drink.

TOP RIGHT: In Latin America, if someone asks you for salt at a table, never hand it to him directly. Put it down in front of him instead - otherwise you're tempting bad luck.

CENTRE: In China when dining, it is completely acceptible to slurp your soup loudly and to leave leftover bones on the table.

BOTTOM LEFT: In the middle east and Asia, showing the soles of your shoes remains a definite no-no. Buddhist cultures also consider the foot the dirtiest part of the body.

BOTTOM RIGHT: In Russia, giving yellow flowers to a love interest is bad luck, as it implies infedelity.

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