How meierbates started their illustration or graphics journey
Who are you known as?
citroen smith design
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Food & Drink
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
private label direct-to-consumer (US) wine club, target audience is 40+ years old
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
illustration should have a clean, minimal style but NOT look girly, cute or childlike. we would like an illustration in two panels - older or elderly man and woman. They should be stylish, classic "typical" french clothes. Man with black beret, red scarf; woman with scarf, maybe wavy tussled hair. They should NOT look frail or ill. They should look like they've been together for 50 years, living a simple and happy life. They will be placed on a wine label. they should face each other but look at the person holding the bottle of wine. The illustrations attached are the front and back cover of a Muriel Spark book and show the style we would for like these illustrations. The photos show some possible models. The man probably not holding a glass of wine, the woman looking a little more vibrant, youthful than the woman in the turquoise trench coat. Please do not use illustrator to create a graphic version of these photos, the pose and proportions are not right. Please also remember they should complement each other as they will be side by side.
MUST be .eps or .ai file so that we can layer the image into the overall design. NO jpgs please
Because illustration styles are so unique to the artist, we can't 100% guarantee a winner, however if your illustration inspires the final design, we will award you with the win. For example if we love what you've done, but it's too detailed, too plain, too child-like, layout or pose is not quite there, we may work from your inspiration to create the graphic style we are looking for.