A collaborative project between a Poet/Thatcher and an Illustrator/Visual Communicator.
Creating 10 postcards including illustrations of each poem and the writing to grab the attention of an audience. The main purpose is to promote Olly Watson's poetry at his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, running from 5-Aug-17 to 27-Aug-17 inclusive, at the venue Pilgrim Bar ~ Back Lounge (3 Robertsons Close, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1LY) in the 13:45-14:45 time slot. The postcards are being sold in packs of 10 at his show, as well as in shops in the Norwich area. For information on purchasing a pack, contact me using the details on my About page, or visit www.ollywatsonpoet.com.
Olly's poetry is shocking and humorous, and he enjoys when he makes his audience laugh before they realise perhaps they shouldn't be. He has always had a fascination with postcards and thought it would be fun to get his poetry off the stage and into people's hands, literally. The illustrations capture key visual elements of his poems to entice the audience with the added element of them passing it on with their own message on the back.
I also illustrated Olly thatching a roof, to use on a flyer to promote his shows, using a reference photograph to capture his likeness and his obvious enthusiasm.