Thursday, 11 December 2014

Auckland Fair market money

I was asked to design the market money for the latest Auckland Fair. After a few false starts I settled on a dense jungle image, the Fair is somewhat like a jungle but instead of there being a huge variety of plants and animals there is a huge variety of arts and crafts on offer.

The initial image was in indian ink.

Which I then digitally coloured for the $5 and $10 versions.

The organiser added the circle to my design as she thought that the denomination wasn't obvious enough. Or maybe it was so I wouldn't print out my own to cash in - license to print money!

New card designs!

I sometimes like to make some new designs before I order another batch of cards from the printer, these two are my latest offerings. I'll get them up on my etsy and felt stores soon!
The top one was inspired by my recent dinosaur in a helmet comic for Three Words, animals are funnier when wearing protective head gear. I used to ride carefree with the wind in my hair but these days I'm more scared of cracking my noggin (Auckland drivers are infamously terrible), so safety first is the message!
The bottom one I have nicknamed 'the cat's revenge'. If house cats swelled to megafauna size would they be friendly and remember all the pats and food we gave them? Or would they remember us laughing at their clumsy antics, when they fell off chairs or forgot that their tongues were hanging out. Or when we made them dance by holding their arms or put things on their heads when they were half asleep and then took photos of them.
Something to think about.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Here are some shots from the Auckland Fair on Sunday, I actually remembered to get my loyal helper to take some shots. I was pretty much glued to the table all day so didn't get a chance to have a look around (except to run after the lady who was giving away free scones at the end of the day).
Thanks to everyone who came along and bought a thing or just picked up a business card. If you saw something that you like but didn't buy it you can get most things off my etsy shop and I have my cards on my felt shop too but haven't put my new cards up yet. Or just send me a message (sophieoiseau AT gmail DOT com) and I'll sort you right out.