This work was sort of a personal project. It was on behalf of myself and my colleagues at the time; and was to create a farewell present for a departing member of the team. The gift was a version of the game Guess Who?, featuring illustrations of the aforementioned team members.
I suggested this idea as a present (volunteering to make it) based on our colleagues love of board games. It felt like a fun and fitting way to create a souvenir of the teams time together. I decided to use an off the shelf version of the game as a starting point. I would then replace the illustrations with my own. I started producing black and white illustrations of my colleagues.
Once happy with the likenesses, I started adding colour and additional details. It was important to create an appropriate balance of identifiable features, such as colours, and hats; this would facilitate the mechanics of the game.
I had the completed artwork printed, then I trimmed it to size, ready to be packaged with the original game.
With the unusually small target audience of one, I can be pretty confident that the work met its goal.
My dream has come true. I’m in a board game! Awesomest, just plain and simply awesomest!
Tryggvi Björgvinsson, recipient of game.
- Print design