Cast Away

The Observer Magazine

Owen was approached by The Guardian team to create an energetic cover illustration for The Observer Magazine's feature article about Susan Smillie's year-long voyage alone at sea.

Taking inspiration from traditional Japanese woodblock prints, Owen created a dramatic design that referenced experiences from Susan's trip, including high-seas and lightning storms. This was then handcrafted as a multi-layered paper artwork and brought to life as a looped animation by in-house animator Simon Roberts.

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