Illustration - Beyond Christmas Cards


Christmas time again! Beyond needed some card ideas pronto, so I went away and came up with a few. Didn't have a huge amount of time, so all the ideas were simple, quick gags.

In the end it was voted to use the photographic designs - these are using studio shots of some of our team that we had done earlier in the year - they were actually holding blank white boards, so I comped in an iPad instead.

More designs after the break...

Merry Christmas!

Illustration: More Beyond wall art

Beyond has now expanded into a second office (which I'm now in). With a couple of large plain walls they asked us designers to come up with some illustration ideas. This was mine, kind of following on from the other office illustration that I did.  The map used is actually our location (with the "b" pin showing our office.) I had to piece it together from dozens of full-screen captures of a Bing map to get it high res enough for a wall. I also added in some "easter egg" type detail of putting in additional fake location names on the map (see after the break for enlargements).

This one didnt make it to the final choice - which is cool. The design that my colleagues Neil Fox and Tony Georgiades came up with is excellent. And another concept I did (not shown here) was adapted in part for one of the walls, so something of my work appears in it (including the Beyond London logo above).

Illustration: Goodbye Chris (another one)



Weirdly, not too long after Chris Phillips left Beyond, Chris Bullen left also, so I was asked to do another "Goodbye Chris" illustration.

For this one I asked some of the staff to give me a single word that they thought summed him up - som good replies.

We got this printed out and framed to present to him on his leaving party.

Illustration: Goodbye Chris

This was an illustration I did when Chris Phillips left Beyond earlier this year. This was the background to a video we put together of all of us saying goodbye to him. In true Beyond style it was left to the last moment and when it came to present it to him, it wasnt actually completed. Also, his present hadn't been ordered in time.

He seemed well pleased with that.