Building an Aquatic Aztec Toy Box
I’m not sure if it’s really fair to say that this had a design brief. Basically, I wanted to give my neice a Christmas gift that would not add to the existing mountain of toys and teddies already suffocating my brother’s existence.
What better a gift then, than something into which chunks of that mountain could be stored?
My first thought was to just wrap up a shoebox, but then I remembered that she’s probably going to outlive me. Therefore, a bit more investment of care now should mean it being returned in kind when I need looking after in old age.
This quickly evolved into a wooden shoebox adorned in original artwork comprising underwater creatures. Wood makes everything feel more authentic, she likes animals and now her room is (ever so slightly) less cluttered.
- Client: Personal project (UK)
- Responsibilities: Illustration, Woodwork, Character design