Laurine Cornuéjols
Graphic Design & Illustration
Laurine Cornuéjols
Graphic Design & Illustration

 

Victorian wanted poster

Period — Victorian England

Inspiration — Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin, a fictional gentleman thief

Roles — Research, graphic design, illustration, ageing, photography

Process — Drawing from references of late 1800s wanted notices and cheaply printed woodcut illustrations, I created the whole poster digitally. I added irregularities to the typesetting to replicate letterpress printing of the era. The woodcut was drawn on my Ipad, which allowed greater control over the linework and meant I could make it look like the ink was bleeding through the paper. After getting the poster printed, I decided it to age it, to make it look worn as if it had been outside for a few days.

 

 

 


 

 

 

WW2 Women’s Magazine

Period — World war 2 England

Inspiration — Connie Willis’ Blackout

Roles — Research, graphic design, illustration, photography

Process — Looking at newspapers and magazines from the 1940s in England, I paid particular attention to the adverts that used illustrations. I studied the style, brushwork and printing technique in order to replicate it in my illustrations. Those were created with a mix of traditional and digital techniques. I also looked at the hand-lettered styles used for the titles of each advert in order to make my titles similar and therefore appear genuine. The shelter ticket was created from reference and all the calligraphy was done with a nib and ink and composited digitally.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Victorian Study

Period — Victorian England

Inspiration — Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde

Roles — Research, graphic design, illustration, photography

Process — The matchbox illustration was created digitally on an iPad which allowed greater control over the drawing and the style. Looking closely at printing processes of the Victorian era and artefacts created by the layers of ink, I coloured the illustration in layers to replicate the colouring of lithography. The matchbox was made from thick brown card and covered with paper and the label, as seen in reference pictures of the era. I added calligraphed letters and glass bottles with handwritten labels to the table and lit it in a sinister light to reflect the mood of the story.

 

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