Horrible Histories, Wonderful Illustrations

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Drive leapt at the chance to work with the art of renowned illustrator Martin Brown for his latest exhibition, Martin Brown: Horrible Histories and Other Dazzling Drawings.

Known for its family-friendly summer exhibitions, this year the Museum of Somerset is hosting a retrospective of Martin’s concepts and cartoons. Having illustrated the popular Horrible Histories series since 1993, the exhibition features a wide selection of art from this, as well as other notable projects on which Martin has worked.

Drive was approached by the South West Heritage Trust to produce a series of animations for the exhibition. From draft sketches and humorous ideas, through to worked-up visuals, colour tests and final cover art, the videos walk visitors through the creative and whimsical development process behind four of Martin’s Horrible Histories covers.

The Measly Middle Ages can be seen here:

The exhibition at the Museum of Somerset runs until 31 October 2021.

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