Sunday, 28 August 2011

Venice - Simplon Orient Express

And let's shoe-horn in Victoria in her Saloon car - Who's aiming for historical accuracy here?

Paris - Simplon Motifs

...and more

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011

Zizzi Victoria - Orient Express cont...

I felt stoking fires and preparing and serving meals are a fairly integral part of both the original OE and present Zizzi operations so wanted to get in some imagery of that also. Romance and mystery are also pre-requisite aren't they?

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Zizzi Victoria - Orient Express

Here are some first-round ideas for the vinyls destined for London Victoria restaurant - The idea discussed is that the images should allow views into the carriages to see the characters travelling aboard The Orient Express. As the train's hay-day was the early 20th century, I'm hoping that the illustrations can remain largely grey/black/white with colours reminiscient of tinted photographs.

The concept is really a gift with loads of potential. Each of the OE's Pullmans carriages are named ( Phoenix, Ione, Zena, Audrey, Minerva, Perseus, Lucille, Ibis, Cygnus and Vera) so these might apprear superimposed over the carriage scenes. Also the Art Nouveau and Art Deco interiors and their distintive marketry designs I hope will play a big part. Also pictured is Mata Hari, exotic dancer and WW1 double agent who purportedly travelled aboard. More to come!...