Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Above is the latest cover for my mailout book, I try and do a different cover for each batch I send out. (So art directors can collect them all! ) This was inspired by Morris Dancing often the subject of much ridicule, but I think in the right context there is a strange other worldliness to the ancient dances and costumes. I wanted to try and get that feeling across in this illustration. The hobbie horse/unicorn in the picture was inspired by Westminster Morris' dancer. The picture below was taken of him the weekend before last at the Day Of Dance in Trafalgar Square. CLICK HERE to see the horse on some film I took of morris men at the same event this year and in 2005.