25 August 2015

Usain Bolt 'End of Days' Illustrations for Sport Magazine

This week I undertook an exciting commission for Sport Magazine consisting of front cover, inside full page and spot illustrations. The feature addresses how athletics will cope with Usain Bolt retiring...and also looks at how doping does or does not affect general interest in the sport....

Sport Magazine haven't used illustration on their covers for aaages so I was really privileged to be asked to illustrate the cover!

“There were one million Usain Bolt mentions on social media during London 2012 and some Diamond League meetings attract 15-20,000 more spectators in the years when Usain is competing compared to years when he’s not there. Even the brands he endorses consistently report an increase in sales directly related to the campaigns that feature him.” 

“It’s almost as if fans of cycling and athletics – or maybe it’s just human nature – aren’t that bothered by the drugs issues. Either that or they have some kind of morbid fascination with it. Perhaps without the drugs stories the sport would be a lot bigger, it’s hard to say, but it hasn’t killed athletics over the last 30 or 40 years and I can’t see it doing so in the near future.”

15 August 2015

Its been a while! Here's a little summery flowers illustration...just playing around....