Editorial illustrationSate magazine commissioned me to produce a series of sexualised illustrations exploring the theme of everyday hedonism for their launch issue. Beyond that, the brief was entirely open ended, so I was free to work in any illustrative style that suited the work and contexts of my choosing.
I opted to counter the rest of the issue's content with this series; rather than focus positively on pleasure and indulgence, I wanted to delve into an inflated, overindulgent portrayal of every day sexualisation that was garish, confusing and ultimately difficult to view (stopping short of repulsion of course). The series - three single pages and one double page spread - took subjects of borderline controversy like coming of age, bored housewives and sex on TV, and presented them as hard-to-swallow, vibrant, digital collages composed with a gritty, rough aesthetic.
The illustrations were well received by the client and provided the diverse scope of reaction to the topic that they were looking for.