The original plan was to do a shoot with Douglas Hodges as Willy Wonka for TOL’s SWEET LIFE issue. But when that plan fell through, I worked up alternates that were sure to amuse a 12 year old boy. Fortunately, Bompas and Parr (see below) saved me from adding yet another mouth cover to my portfolio.
With the previews of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starting last week, Time Out is decided to do a feature on the real Wonkas in London. And who better to front the chocolate and candy filled mag than Bompas and Parr. Also starring their cake skyline of London.
It was cool to see how prolific Peter Strain’s type illustrations are in the UK weekly magazine world. Here’s the SPORT cover that influenced me to see if he could add a touch of cool type to the Mumford & Sons cover from last week’s Time Out London. This week I see that The Big Issue has called upon his style to make a Depp cover a bit more fun than a straight shot of the actor. Now it’s Shortlist’s turn…
This week’s TO cover features three new chefs storming out of the kitchen. The original plan was to be a bit more aggressive with sharp cooking instruments but current events made us rethink that that direction. Plus, a cheese grater is pretty bad-ass.
is as lovely as the wallpaper.
It’s tough to design a cover when you have to get fours heads onto the page. To make it trickier, Mumford & Sons didn’t come with their gear or stage clothes. Fortunately, they were up for some fun. So I figured Peter Strain could match that energy with some cool hand lettering.
This week the mag covers some pretty sweet spots to shop. We had a FB showdown between this cover and the chimp (see previous post). The bag won with 65% of nearly 1,000 votes.
and it’s down to four roughs. A bag, flowers or a chimpanzee? With a bag.
It’s that her head completely blocks the logo!