Back when Luke at Grindsmith created his startup he got in touch after seeing some of my posters outside Gorilla in Manchester. He wanted to promote his business by commissioning locally produced artwork for his coffee shops.
The first illustration on this page was just a scene setter; a sunshine through my window coffee morning ritual homage.
The second is a depiction of the coffee origin fable, 'Kaldi the Goat Herder'. Kaldi noticed the energising effects on his flock when they nibbled on the bright red berries of a certain bush. Luke thought this would be an appropriate story to focus on as it echoed the infancy of his own buisness.