So I found this great website a while ago and jumped at the chance to do a piece for it. It’s called Postcards to Alphaville and it’s all about characters from great films. Basically you watch a film and then make an illustration based on a character from the film. I watched Distant Voices/Still Lives by Terence Davies, and though I can’t say it was my cup of tea, it was still a spectacularly made film. Eileen is a resilient character who, like so many around her in post-war England, confronted life’s hardships with music and song.
The funny thing is that it probably took almost as long to get the type in a place where I felt comfortable with it as it did to paint the blasted thing. Still trying to figure out how to marry my illustrations with type, but I’ll get there one day.