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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Plumb Forgotten; NY Book-Bag Contest!

Gosh! Did I ever post the photo reference I used for the header of this very blog? No, I'm sure I didn't. Here you are:

Photo via eoopilote
Apropos! Before I forget! There is an Eustace Tilley Book-Bag Cover Contest over at The New Yorker. The deadline is Midnight on January 18th. If you're fast and talented (and a permanent resident of the US or Canada), this is your contest: "Eustace Tilley appeared on our first cover, in 1925. To celebrate our 87th anniversary, we invite readers to create a book-bag version of our iconic dandy. Twelve winners will be featured in a slide show curated by The New Yorker’s art editor, Françoise Mouly. One grand-prize winner will get their design printed on a Strand Bookstore tote bag and a $1,000 Strand shopping spree."

Those duckish and bullish Tilleys here are some older designs I did a couple of years ago for the Huckleberry Finn project (a project that never got the green), I just thought it would be nice to post them along with the info about the Eustace Tilley contest.

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  1. Hi, cheers, but I for one will not take part, I just spread the info ;)

  2. The project never got the green, but the designs are AMAZING!

  3. Hi Florian,

    I've just one question, which brush did you use generaly in your background?

    It's everytime an inspiration visit here!