Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Rosie Williams Day
Following on from the Christening commission I did the other week, I was asked by the same client to design a flyer for 'Rosie Williams Day' in aid of 'Ovarian Cancer Research'. A day to honour her recently passed Mum and to help further support Cancer Research.
They have a beautiful poem, (said by Audrey Hepburn and also read at her funeral!) 'Beauty Tips' and wanted me to illustrate it in a similar fashion to the Christening piece. Handwritten text supported by my illustration. For the text, I've opted for a more script-like, free-flowing handwriting.
My first thought was to illustrate the poem literally, but there are just too many body parts going on, and there being a photo on the reverse, we thought that a face would be too much. I then went to focus on hands, or perhaps a nice border. We wanted it to be prettier! Rosie, often Rose, loved the Wild Irish Rose, and it really seemed to fit. A flower is such a thing of beauty, and this nice subtle link made it the perfect image for the illustration.
I then used the same illustration on the reverse, with a picture of Rosie and all the details. If this inspires you, all donations are welcome!