Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Teapots Vs. Advertising Mascots

This monstrosity, a print ad for the british station iTV1, was my entire weekend. Apparently, in England the advertising runs in a single block every hour, called the "tea break." So, you can watch the silly adverts or go make tea, and internal conflict ensues.  My production skills are not the fastest in the world, and they were tested getting this art done on time, 3 days for the final art. I'm sleepy.

7 comments:

matt kirkland said...

I love those teabag flags.

John Hendrix said...

I'm proud to say that those teabag flags were my sole conceptual contribution to this drawing.

Jim Musser said...

John, you have become an international illustrator. Congratulations!

Sarah Richardson said...

Do you have a massive collection of teapots, or did you spend a lot of time on the third floor of Macy's? The variety is great.

John Hendrix said...

The ad folks gave me tons of teapot reference, so I didn't have to do any research at Sears this time.

michael byers said...

Fantastic piece. I love all the iconic things of my past you managed to squeeze in. I particularly love that you fit in the Fido Dido guy. The Nestle Quik bunny was cool. Mr. T is funny. And I love that you added that car guy. Is that a Gobot. The one just to the left above the Michelen Man. Great stuff. Rest well.

sinister said...

ITv I can't help but think there's an invisible sh in front of it! The ads are often better than the programmes.
Love the artwork. The adverts over here come on in blocks every 15minutes. I tend to take refuge on the BBC where there are no such distractions ;-}