Elliott Quince’s plasticine cover for easyJet magazine

Illustrator Elliott Quince has designed plasticine pyramids, hieroglyphs and Red Sea creatures for the cover of easyJet’s in-flight magazine, Traveller.

Illustrator Elliott Quince has designed plasticine pyramids, hieroglyphs and Red Sea creatures for the cover of easyJet’s in-flight magazine, Traveller.

The illustration promotes an article about diving and yoga holidays in Egypt and depicts ancient monuments and traditional hieroglyphs such as the Eye of Horus, a symbol of good health, and Ankh, which symbolises life (top left).

Quince worked on the cover for around four days and began by sketching his design in pencil and adding a bevel in Photoshop. He then created a model twice the size of the magazine, which allowed him to easily manipulate the plasticine figures.

As he told easyJet in an article on the making of the cover, it was a straightforward process – aside from a slight setback when he realised his cat had snuck into his studio overnight. “I spent the morning scraping off furry footprints,” he says.

Quince – who was previously an art director at 300million – began experimenting with plasticine after buying some for his daughter and in 2011, released Plasticine Tatooine – a book featuring plasticine illustrations of Star Wars characters. “It’s equally frustrating and therapeutic – you have to take your time with it but it’s worth it in the end,” he says.

  • Whilst this is fantastic there is one problem. It is this; I always have an insane urge to consume plasticine whenever I see it. It must be some strange thing from childhood when I always wanted to eat it then – having aged 20+ years I the human brain simply seems unable to grow out of it.

  • Michael W

    looks good, i just don’t like how they have just plonked on some text, especially the part where it says “Explore the mysteries of the Red Sea on a free diving adventure”

  • Matt

    ^As Above^
    Shame an awesome and fun piece of work is ruined by the ‘afterthought’ text :-(

  • dan

    Very Nice Work Quince!

  • Nicola Austin

    Another fantastic creation from Elliott it just keeps coming!