Paul Thurlby
National Treasures

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Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
To create 6 window designs and interior decoration that capture Britain's 'National Treasures'. From ice creams by the seaside to afternoon tea. John Lewis wanted to put me at the centre of the project which was very refreshing. I later discovered that I was the first illustrator to design their window displays.

How was the illustration used:
Retail window display and interior store displays.

How did you make this work:
I was given 3 weeks to complete this brief. It was an intense period working 7 days a week, 8am until 11pm each day. Especially challenging because the brief was not complete when I started the work. So, I was receiving information and changes constantly throughout. I had never worked on window designs before, so I had to think how the layers would work and allow for moving parts.

Commissioner Name :
Peter Cross
Commissioner Company :
John Lewis

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