"One of my favourite aspects of the sequel was seeing Mary Poppins in 1930s London, at the height of art deco." -Jack Hughes
In collaboration with Cyclops Print Works.
9-color screenprint on Domtar Lynx Opaque 100# cover
"As a born and bred Londoner, I looked to my city for inspiration. Sadly the chicken bone littered streets of Shoreditch offer a different type of charm when compared to the blossom filled cobblestone of Kensington and Chelsea. One of my favourite aspects of the sequel was seeing 1930's London at the height of art deco. Instead of taking inspiration from the city, I researched 1930's posters. None felt appropriate to the movie and faithful to my style. I suddenly realised that one of my favourite illustrators, René Gruau, was working as a professional illustrator in the 1930’s. One illustration in particular, a cover for Adam magazine, caught my eye. Featuring a crowd of stylish people about their daily business, a glamorously dressed woman dominates the middle ground. From that inspiration, I set to capture London in the 1930's with a subtle suggestion to the magic we've come to know and love from Mary Poppins." -- Jack Hughes