NOVEMBER 2, 2009
Last year I worked on a fun project with Martin Yeeles of Bob's Your Uncle, a gift and greeting card company in Boston. A-Z an Animal Alphabet Book. Each letter of the alphabet is paired with a detail of the animal along with the upper and lowercase letters. The facing page shows a silhouette of the full animal along with an interesting fact about its unique feature. Martin and his wife Michele have a very clean graphic line of items and this collection of animals had to fit in with their distinctive style. Martin worked as Designer and I was Illustrator and co-designer. In addition to the bound book they produced a boxed set of Flash Cards that received a BoNE (Best of New England) award at the Boston AIGA 2009 Show and recognition in this years Print Regional Design Annual 2009.
This summer they produced a large format coloring pad (11x15)based on the animals from the book and cards. Detail was added to the animals and backgrounds as well. Some of the pages were kept simple while others were crazy with shapes to add variety.
You can visit their site at http://www.bobsyouruncle.com/