Pattern Pico de Orizaba

I was almost ready to give up on figuring out a way to keep the Pico de Orizaba, a volcano in Mexico, in some new floral pattern designs without it looking too out of place… Took a break and went and sat in the Bell Jar café and spotted the volcanoes in the mural across the street.

Took some pictures:

creature tree broken treesvolcano detail

BOOM! I like the pyramid-like steps up to the mouth of the volcano! I have always admired this mural, it’s titled “The Winds are Changing” and is by artist Andrew Schoultz.

What a difference a coffee-break can make!

After photographing the mural I went right back to my Pico de Orizaba patterns and decided to drop all the flowers and focus on the volcano itself. What eventually came out was a total surprise for me – I am very happy with these drawings.

Here’s a sneak preview. See the entire collection at SURTEX:

Besides the volcano, the series contains other emblems of Mexico like the Day of The Dead

The patterns contain other emblems of Mexico like Day of The Dead skulls

The pyramids of Mexico

The pyramids of Mexico

There are cacti on the Mexican flag

There are cacti on the Mexican flag

SURTEX runs Sunday the 19th through Tuesday, 9am to 6pm at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

 

You can see more of Andrew’s work here.

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About Ian Phillips Illustration

I am an illustrator and book designer. View all posts by Ian Phillips Illustration

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