Saturday, April 16, 2011

Illustration Friday - Journey


Here's a little spot illustration just published in the April issue of Cincinnati Magazine.  I thought it would be quite appropriate for this week's topic, as it's about the journey from green coffee bean to cup!


I have a little obsession with drawing faces on mugs and cups, probably inspired by my love of the Bourn-vita advertising campaign from the 1950's.  The bakelite sleepy faced mug was produced as a promotional item at the time and I had wanted one for ages, I finally found one without its hat and then a few years ago my brother in law bought me a complete one as a gift and I love it!

15 comments:

  1. mugs and faces are always good one! Lovely drawing too. xm

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  2. Great illustration! Love the face on the mug!

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  3. Gorgeous illustration, Moira! Love your "bottled" too! What a beautiful vintage cup and great ad campaign. : )

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  4. Oh and what an important journey that is!!! I am a coffee addict!! Love the idea and love the illustration!!

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  5. Great illustration Moira. My Mum gave me that same cup a number of years ago. She'd had it since she was young.

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  6. wow, green coffee beans?! cute illo as always and those mugs are so cute...never seen those before!

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  7. hi moira! hope you are well!!
    this is fabulous as always! the smiling cup is wonderful!

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  8. Hey Moira! It's been a while. Love your illustration and that mug is too cute! Hope you're doing well.
    xo

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  9. Your cup is lovely Moira!! (both in the drawing and the real 1950's one) Love your illustration, it does fit the topic well... coffee... just the smell makes me smile!! :)

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  10. Cheers everyone for your nice comments, hope you all had a nice Easter:)

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