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The Project

Origin Design, a small design studio in Bristol, England, and also one of Diggory's existing clients, commissioned him to create an illustration for a 2002 calendar.

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The theme was a play off the two number 2s in that year's number. Origin Design had a list of clever pairings, such as hook and eye, sticks and stones, cat and mouse, chicken and egg, yin and yang, night and day, and so on.

They told Diggory to choose one and he picked the pairing of cat and mouse. Other than the size, Origin gave Diggory no other direction. He had free creative reign. " When a client trusts you enough to say, 'do what you like,' that's when the job is both easy and fun." The calendar also featured illustrations and photographs from eleven other artists and went on to win a Certificate of Merit at the National Business Calendar Awards 2002.

Figure 10 Figure 10 "I love the flexibility of Illustrator, which enables me to easily create several versions of a drawing. If I could ask for one more feature it would be an airbrush tool."

— NICK DIGGORY


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