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Linzie Hunter
February 2009
Greeting cards...
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A wee while back, my lettering sketchbooks on flickr were featured in Creative Review Magazine.  Sometimes with these things you either get lots of postive feedback or hear doodly pip.  Luckily this time, it brought in a few nice jobs which were a bit different to my normal digital work.
Before Christmas I was commissioned by Woodmansterne Cards here in the UK to create three cards aimed at the teenage/student market.  The brief was pretty open but  I was asked that they should look have the doodley feel of my sketchbooks.
For someone who works digitally a lot of the time, it was nice to just play around with marker pens and not the computer. Even better that they liked what I did with the "sketches" -- not often for me that the roughs ARE the final art.
Mmmm Hamburgers
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Front (Agency: Barkley)
A quick post about a fun job I did a wee while ago for Sonic Drive-ins. If you're in the mid-west and of a certain demographic, you might find this insert in your magazine. These are good jobs for me, bit of hand lettering and a bit of illustration.
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Big in Japan
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I've been a bit quiet of late as I've been celebrating my 33rd birthday with illustrator pal Kumiko in Japan.
Needless to say I had an amazing time visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Hakone. I've uploaded a stupidly large amount of photos to my flickr account, but heres some highlights...
Sensoji temple, Tokyo
Sensoji temple, Tokyo where I received a "No.1 Best Fortune"
Lucky Number One Fortune
Braving a visit to a "Maid cafe" in the back streets of Akibanana
Little TGV Maid Cafe in Akibanana
Visiting Sanrio Puroland...
Sanrio Puroland!
and dressing up like idiots:
Puroland
Visiting Nara and Todaiji Temple...
Todaiji Temple, Nara
Agreeing (completely out of character!) to a Maiko makeover in Kyoto Maiko Makeover
Seeing Mount Fuji on beautifully clear winters day Lake Ashi / Fuji
And staying the night at a traditional Ryokan in Hakone... Breakfast is served!
I have to thank K (and her family) for being such excellent company and for being such a good sport! Can't wait to go back.
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