Category: Portfolio

Rupert’s Land

As the lead designer for the redistribution campaign of Rupert’s Land, a full length feature film, starring Sam West, Ian Tracey and George Wendt {of Cheers fame}, I was tasked with the design and execution of all print materials for the DVD and PR campaign as well as the relaunch website graphics in conjunction with a back-end web programmer/developer. This project required long distance communication with the Project Manager, Film Producer, Writer/Editor, Web Developer and printing house, all in various locations throughout Canada.

WIP: Dead Sea Fruit

They were Dead Sea fruit, turning to ashes in the mouth.

~~ Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S. Forester

My love for the Horatio Hornblower series of novels knows no bounds. One phrase always struck me as despositive of the entire series — dead sea fruit. the phrase refers to something that appears to be beautiful or full of promise, but is in reality nothing but illusion and disappointment.

There is an actual plant which produces dead sea fruit. Also known as the Sodom Apple plant it grows in the hot oases around the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley regions. It is not a ‘human friendly’ plant, touching it can result in a rash as the sap of the plant is a skin irritant, while the juice is highly poisonous. The fruits are deceptive in nature. From the outside they look edible, but they are anything but – inside the fruit there is nothing but fluffy white fibres and poisonous black seeds. The plant is as dishonest and as accursed as the sinners of the city of Sodom.

This is a WIP (work in progress) of the botanical dead sea fruit.