23 September 2008
How to illustrate
Martin O’Neill’s collages burst out of the Guardian’s how-to-write booklets
Guardian (and Observer) readers have been getting a daily dose of Martin O’Neill’s collages in the seven-part ‘How to write’ series of booklets.
It was a big job for the illustrator, who works alone in his East Sussex studio, and his distinctive arsenal of typewritten scraps, filing cabinets, dogs, broken technology and faded movie characters has been cleverly marshalled by the art director, Gavin Brammall.
Top: Martin O’Neill’s desktop, late August 2008.
Above: spread from How to write Plays & Screenplays.
Below: cover, spread and inside back cover spread (showing photo of O’Neill’s shelves from Dogs & Dice.