Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Celebrating Germany's Spargel (White Asparagus) with the Brandenburg Gate // b.there! Magazine for Brussels Airlines

I was asked to illustrate Berlin's majestic Brandenburg Gate...but not as we know it...for Brussels Airlines in-flight magazine "b.there!".

The article discusses Germany's annual white asparagus obsession, as it becomes the traditional dish of the spring season which is enjoyed all over the country throughout the springtime months.

The main aspect is of course the asparagus, but I also wanted to highlight the glory of the gate itself - grand architecture can look even more stunning in certain light, so I chose to show it off with a golden sunrise.

I am very surprised to have been asked to draw something so quirky. Obviously my favourite part of the whole gate is the horses on top...

The article in b.there! magazine - (right click > open in new window to view)

:: Process and Roughs...

The overall idea was for the columns to become the asparagus, but I began with a few ideas which helped to decide how far the asparagus theme could be (or should be) taken.

All content and illustrations is (C) Amy Holliday 2014 do not use without permission.


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