Two of my great loves in this series of works—drawing and typography. I’ve hand drawn flowers, fruits, roots and herbs, many from life or from my own photographs. The original project was for an aromatherapists shop window but I decided to take the drawings, which I had scanned and further enhanced in Adobe Illustrator to make them easier to work with as vectors, then add a typographic element to them.
They’re all playful, because I wanted to move away from that traditional ‘cottage’ herbal drawing look but I still wanted to maintain the integrity of the drawing. I think the typography gives it a cool, but irreverent, retro feel.