Tea Towel ‘Rock’ Map for The Ealing Club
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I was fortunate a few years ago, to create illustrations for a documentary about The Ealing Club and the birth of British blues music. The club was host to a motley crew of young performers whose names you might recognise; Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, not to mention blues luminaries such as Alexis Korner.

Fast forward a few years after my commission, the owner of the club (who got to know my work through the documentary) hires your’s truly to illustrate, in a very similar style, a map of Ealing to go on a souvenir tea towel.

The map goes wider, featuring Ealing as a whole, which works in conjunction with a tour, hosted by associates of the club. The tour takes in key locations, points of interest and places where famous people used to live or loiter around, doing stuff. Highlights include Jim Marshall’s amp shop and the place where Deep Purple bashed out one of the greatest albums of all time.

I tweaked a few of the portraits for my Instagram, because I feel that they are too good just to be tiny points on a map!



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My name is Paul Loudon, I am a Manchester-based (UK) freelance illustrator and comic artist. I have been freelancing since 2006 when me and my mighty pencils completed our first… Show more.

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Paul Loudon created approximately 90 artworks for me for a series of children’s reading books. The brief was to create a set of characters in a naturalistic style to complement a more graphic approach within the books. We were extremely happy with the work Paul carried out and how well he hit the marks of the brief. His approach was considered and sympathetic to the series style and age-appropriate. His work was well-timed and amends were carried out promptly. I would definitely work with Paul again.
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