Barker’s of New Zealand commissioned me to create artwork for their new range of Vinaigrette labels. Each label was to include illustrated serving suggestions, key ingredients and a landscape to reflect a sense of place. My illustrations were required to reflect and feel like chef’s notes or inspiration from their travel or recipe journals.
Barker’s of New Zealand is still on a corner of the original family farm, 8km from the South Canterbury town of Geraldine. The farm sits in the lea of the Four Peaks mountain range, beside the Te Moana River and surrounded by rolling pastures. The farm is now a thriving business, making world-class jams, chutneys, syrups and condiments. Barker’s supports the local community employing around 170 local people, and always buys local produce whenever possible.
Art direction by Ryan Henderson from Degree Design Auckland.