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I love bagels. I used to go to Bruegger’s on Fridays to celebrate the end of the work week. When they announced a bagel related illustration contest, I had to enter. I would’ve entered if the prize was a week of free bagels.
The design brief had an intimidating list of desired motifs to be included in the illustration, so I explicitly represented the ones that I thought were important (NYC style, bagels, made fresh) and rolled the rest into the idea of the merry-go-round (friendly, local, traditional). I’m very proud of the Chrysler Bagel. It wasn’t in my initial sketches, but it came together very quickly. If it had occurred to me sooner, you’d be looking at the whole NYC skyline in bagels.
The winning design will become part of the decor in the new Minneapolis location and possibly be rolled out nationwide. They noted it would be applied to a brick wall, so I mocked up a few examples to make sure my favorite color scheme (just look at my site design) would work well.
If anyone seeing this is on Dribble and wants to shoot me an invite, I’d appreciate it! I’d love to keep posting “rebounds” from this illustration. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out Dribble. It is awesome.
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