Andrew Swainson is an illustrator and graphic designer based in North Derbyshire though he lived and worked in London for many years. He is currently “resident art person” for Andy Partridge of XTC’s Ape music label and a vinyl re-issues label. As an illustrator he is a member of California based agency Poster Posse with whom he has produced official artwork for the likes of Disney, Sony, Warners and 20th Century Fox for films such as Alien, Justice League, Kong: Skull Island, Cars 3 and Big Hero Six.
There is no big or clever idea behind this illustration. Just a simple depiction of the now obligatory New Year fireworks coupled with the uncertainty that faces all of us in the UK as we prepare to tear ourselves out of the European Union. It doesn’t matter which side of the ‘debate’ you came down on, nobody knows exactly how easy or difficult the process will be or how beneficial or disastrous the ultimate outcome will be. The fact that we are mere weeks away from the arbitrary deadline set for it to happen and nobody is any the wiser is kind of terrifying but it seems like most people are bored of the whole thing and would rather distract themselves with bright lights and loud bangs. Happy New Year!