The Drafting Table - NovelTea Tin #4

October 22, 2015

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Pippi Oolongstocking

 

Beloved Swede, Pippi Oolongstocking has hit the NovelTeas drafting table and we couldn't be more GLADA (Swedish for 'excited'). She's strong, has tons of gold coins, and yet her shoes never seem to fit. Backers on KickStarter chose her to be NovelTeas' fourth Tin, now pour in on the fun by helping us design the many themes, qualities and "moteafs" we'll illustrate into Pippi's cover.
 
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So far we're striving for the following:

  • Pippi holding something heavy, showing girl power
  • Pippi & friends sipping/pouring tea
  • Showing Pippi's long stockings, way over the knees
  • Showing Pippi's big red shoes and bright red hair
  • Pippi with socks of different colors
  • Pippi with an apron over her dress to hold her gold coins in
  • Pippi with more visible freckles. Sorry to pile on so much at once.
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    John Pujol
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    11 Responses

    David
    David

    October 27, 2015

    I like the 1st one the best. It shows her strength and has her drinking tea.

    Ali
    Ali

    October 26, 2015

    The third is my favorite – it coordinates well with the other tins, and has room for better Pippi details. The second one is a bit too busy; I like the individual elements of the first, but it is too full, I think. Maybe some parts of the first could be incorporated into the moteafs of the third somehow?

    Sam Herrick
    Sam Herrick

    October 25, 2015

    Let’s see Pippi being strong! Also, i love the idea mentioned elsewhere of a women’s owned tea farm making the Oolong

    Jamie
    Jamie

    October 24, 2015

    While I like #3 for the grahics, it looks like Pippi is isolated. #1 is a disconnect for me, despite the intention, #2 has more of a Madeline feel to me. I think that there is a way to capture Pippi’s individuality AND her ability to connect with others (aka, her true and authentic strength). Nearly there! Calypso agrees.

    Charles
    Charles

    October 23, 2015

    Same here. I like #3 with different font. It’s less busy than the other two. I do like the quirkiness of the first one but I don’t get the meaning of that image.

    Hannah
    Hannah

    October 23, 2015

    The third one is by far the best in my opinion. It would match the other tins better to have her in the circle with the ‘moteafs’ hidden in the design around her. I think it’s pretty important to emphasize Pippi’s physical features (her stockings and freckles most importantly), and you don’t get that so much in the other two. I agree that it would be better to have the green font of the first one on there. Who will the artist be for this one?

    Ro
    Ro

    October 23, 2015

    I like the third:the font & colours are right, the font is great but maybe you could enlargen? I like the image of her carrying a horse and objects is fun, if a little discombobulated/cluttered.

    RKBookman
    RKBookman

    October 22, 2015

    I like number 3. It comes closer to how I picture her. Perhaps you could use the font and word layout from number 1 with the picture of number 3.

    Jen
    Jen

    October 22, 2015

    My preference is the third because it shows off her stockings. Although I agree with Molly, that the font of Pippi needs to be larger. I like how she is lifting up a horse in the first. I am not a fan if the second, I don’t find it very appealing and her legs are too short.

    Molly
    Molly

    October 22, 2015

    I like the font in the second and third drafts, though in the third I wish “Pippi” were written a bit larger. I like the way she’s drawn in the third draft, especially because it makes her stockings more obvious, the first two her legs look a little too short and there’s not enough room for mismatched stocking action. Though I do enjoy that she’s lifting a horse in the first one while nonchalantly sipping tea, very Pippi.

    Hannah Griffiths
    Hannah Griffiths

    October 22, 2015

    I like the first two, would be happy with either of those. Would be sad to see the final one. I’m not sure why, perhaps she just looks too anne of green gables -ish in the circle?

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