I created this cartoon aviator bird mascot character and the website banner seen above for a recent client. The name of the company & website was “Daily Flock” so we knew the mascot was going to be bird-related. The website offers local New York City bargains, so the idea was that the website scoured the city for shopping deals for you. I suggested an aviator bird, and the client loved the idea.
The basic premise of the t-shirt designs are as follows: the artist is given a choice of bar/pub names to choose from, and from there a design is worked up to go with the name. I believe all the bars & pubs are actual places, but these aren’t officially sanctioned or anything.
From the list I was given, the name ‘Hairy Canary’ just jumped out at me and I knew it was a theme that would spark a cool illustration.