About the design
on March 7, 2011
'The Absurd Balloon' or 'Le Ballon Absurde' was something I imagined upon during the summer on holiday in the Scottish borders. I chanced upon a stunning photograph of a Muskox in a newspaper and instantly felt the urge to draw it. Then gradually the fantastical vision of the great hairy beast sailing silently through the clouds formed in my mind's eye and has been with me ever since.
I've reworked the illustration without a 'boxed' background as many people had issues with it the first time around. It's a three colour print on white (or maybe cream). Enjoy!