'The Gidley' is a Sydney basement bar/restaurant which mixes "New York opulence with Australian Cheek". I was commissioned by the design studio Squad Ink with art direction by Matthew Squadrito. I kept the execution loose and playful, with a nod to the great Ludwig Bemelmans. 

Scroll down to see a time-lapse of the illustration coming together!
The entire scene.
Restaurant Menu. Image Credit: Dominic Loneragan for The Gidley Restaurant.

Packaging for Four Pillars Gin. Image Credit: Kitti Gould

The Kangaroo is not amused
An unexpected hazard
Mr Gidley.
A waiter directs the conga line traffic.

A work in progress shot of the whole thing!

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