Peter Clark

Designer/illustrator living in Portland, Maine.

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Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office

10/11/13 

Spent sometime over the weekend doing some type exercises for the word 'Chief' in my phrase. I think I'd like to explore some more scritpy/elegant type for at least one or two of the words in my phrase using swirls and other swooshy effects.

close ups

10/4/13

Created my moodboard after gathering a ton of imagery. I'm not the best at moodboarding, i generally don't collage them together during my projects and instead just look at a 'folder' of imagery that inspires me. 

10/1/13

I found this phrase or 'title' as it's called about a year ago randomly and thought it would be a really fun and interesting project to illustration one day. So now taking this class, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to do it.

According to Wikipedia, The Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office is the title of the official resident cat of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at 10 Downing Street. Apparently there has been a chief mouser since the reign of Henry VIII (1500's!). The cat(s) don't really have an owner and aren't strictly limited to roaming around 10 Downing Street. Here's the full title (Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

To get started, I did a quick brain storm of ideas to get the ball rolling, take a look:

Brain Storm

cat
paws
furry
tail
whiskers
hunt
mice
mouse trap
holes
leader
monarchy
king and queen
crown
prime minister
royalty
pompous
fancy
aristocrat
official
robe
building
palace
business
red and blue
flag
gold
medal
banner
ribbon
coat of arms
badge
british landmarks
scared
vintage
elite
victorian
umbrellas
rain
tea
british accent
humor
column
wood
laws
knob

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