I recently created an illustration for the 140 Series for Lyle & Scott. Here is the promo blurb from them:
“2014 marks 140 years of Lyle & Scott.
To commemorate our heritage, our timeless quality and craftsmanship of the finest apparel, we commissioned 140 artists to create 140 original masterpieces. Each of these works of art represented a year in our 140 successful years.
Lyle & Scott are pleased to introduce to you, Lyle & Scott 140 Series.
We invite you to become the exclusive owner of one of these once-off masterpieces.”
So here is my illustration for the 140 Series:
I must admit this commission was quite challenging as illustration is not something I get to practice often. None the less I had tons of fun doing it and I am quite happy with the end result.
The year I selected to work on was 1952, the year King George VI died and Elizabeth II become Queen. In relation to the 140 years of Lyle & Scott this meant my given number was “78” and so I had to create an illustration depicting this story and including the number 78.
This is the copy that will appear on my final print:
“In 1952 Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 25. It was February 1952 and Princess Elizabeth was enjoying a short break in Kenya with Prince Philip. The pair was relaxing at a game-viewing lodge, the Treetops Hotel ,just over 165km from Nairobi. It was here on 6 February, that the princess became Queen, after George VI passed away in his sleep.”
Sadly this snippet of vital info is barely legible on the bidding website (an oversight on Lyle & Scotts side perhaps?)
Please do go and check out all the illustrations, there are some pretty good ones waiting to be snapped up.
As I mentioned, mine is number 78 (year 1952) – if you like it, you can always bid for it!
Let me know what you think – thanks folks.