This is the inspiration behind my eighth illustrated cocktail artwork called “Mojito. Pasión Cubana” featuring a Strawberry Mojito.
My idea about Cuba is a place with great architecture, vibrant colours, rumba rhythms and passionate people. My starting point was researching the message for this piece. I wanted to find a phrase that had some sort of naughty meaning. In the end, I decided to go with “A Mojito made me do it”, an intriguing message that awakens wonder and the curiosity.
The lettering design aims to represent a drinking straw. The letterforms have a low contrast between thin and thicks, and an inline stroke, as well as a hollow space representing three-dimensional forms.
The sub heading, “Pasión Cubana”, means Cuban passion, and it is dedicated to my friend Marta and to all loving relationships with Cuban men and women.
Once the hand-sketch is ready, I scan it and start redrawing the letterforms on the computer.
During my research for this artwork, I found this interesting article about the Australian Rum Rebellion:
“The Rum Rebellion of 1808 was the only successful armed takeover of government in Australian history. During the 19th century, it was widely referred to as the Great Rebellion.”
Read the complete post on my blog.
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Photo by Mark Lobo at @folilio
Frame by Wilma Art Framing Concept.