November 2014 - present
Beard Season is a fundraising initiative pioneered by Jimmy Niggles. The charity’s mission is to help to prevent the onset of melanoma amongst young men. Photographer Brock (Mr) Elbank has worked with Jimmy for several years to build awareness of the charity through an ongoing series of arresting portraits of bearded men (& one woman) – which have caused an Instagram sensation and a massive fanbase for Beard Season.
I worked with Brock and Jimmy to produce a limited edition set of playing cards – part of the Beard Season fundraising campaign. I first drew a set of suit icons and all of the numerals for the cards, then created a pattern using the Beard Season logo for the reverse side, and finally designed each card and the box.
A highlight of this project was meeting John Hurt to photograph him in the Red Lion Hotel, Cromer.