Beasties is a series of children’s books inspired illustrations representing ugly, disgusting and neglected insects, 2022. Willy the wasp, Camillo the worm, Morris the mosquito, Larry the leech, Greta the shield bug and Molly the maggot.

These illustrations were made for the new collaborative UAL Skills Swap online platform, launching in Spring 2022.

“Skills Swap is a space where to share your skills with other UAL graduates and where to find support”.

People involved in the project: Filippa Wollbeck, BA Product&Industrial Design CSM and Matthew O’Donnell, in art MOOGZ, BA Sound Art LCC, UAL Graduate Hub Support.

“We intend to beautify these neglected creatures and tell a new story about them, giving them names and making them lovable and recognisable by children when seen for real. The main idea is to inform people, young and adults, about the important role these small creatures play in our ecosystem and encourage them to preserve them”.

Project available at UAL Graduate Support Hub.

Below my illustrations, some of the final posters made by Filippa and Matthew’s virtual world.

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