Doug John Miller
The Bao Trio

Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
Beginning with the reference of Night Hawks by Edward Hopper I was asked to illustrate the Bao restaurants and pop ups at night for advertising and prints. The brief was for moody and atmospheric images with little details scattered throughout. A focus was to be the appearance of the frontages and glowing, warm interiors filled with business workers wearing suits.

How was the illustration used:
Prints (yet to be screen printed), posters, menus and social media adverts

How did you make this work:
The project evolved from a single image to a series after the success of the first showing Bao Fitzrovia. As such each has a slightly different feel as I got to grips with the style, experimenting with such a dark composition for the first time made for interesting highlights and textures. This series has influenced my recent personal work in getting to grips with atmosphere and moody lighting.

Commissioner Name :
Shing Tat Chung
Commissioner Company :
Bao London

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