land and learning to walk upright the ancestor of this series of images began life as a single character developed for a children’s book pitch.
Albert lion was shelved around 10 years ago and the character was picked up again in 2005 and expanded upon for a children’s clothing line. I created a single image called ‘Animals Of Africa’ which took the form of an educational identification chart with 16 African mammals. It used an antique script font and an aged paper to add a sense of authority to it’s otherwise wonky appearance of wrongly coloured animals that were out of shape.
Three years later another fashion label asked me to expand on the series and I produced ‘Animals Of The Arctic Circle’, this time for a line of accessories. The images have remained out of license for a couple of years and rather than leave them on the shelf again, last month I added ‘Animals Of Amazonia’ to the series.