Tag Archives: eating disorder

Cadburys logo rewritten

Each country has its own universally available chocolate brand. America has Hersheys: Europe has Milka. Here in England, the (arguable) king of mass-produced chocolate confectionery is Cadburys. Founded almost 200 years ago in Birmingham by a Mr. John Cadbury himself, who specialised in drinking-chocolate powder, the brand has evolved to be a worldwide consumer phenomenon. […]

Snickers bar

I’ve posted this image before, but now the peanuts are embroidered and it’s ‘finished’. The original ‘Snickers’ chocolate bar given my typical twisted treatment. Executed in embroidery with metallic threads, appliqued white PVC and silk-shaded peanuts. I’ve been contemplating: Just why is the medium of embroidery so important to these works? (Beyond the obvious, that […]

Yorkie chocolate bar embroidery

The next in the sequence: Chocolate giant Nestle’s ‘Yorkie’ bar. Incidentally, this was the first pun I thought up that went on to inspire the eating-disorder series. I found the original sketch tucked away in a file¬†where it has lain hidden for a year or so, waiting for the right time to receive its embroidered […]

More chocolate bar labels underway

Apologies for the apparent radio silence in recent weeks. The Masters Degree has been keeping me busy with an entire new body of work I’m not yet ready to publish here. But what I can show you is the continuation of my chocolate bar label series, in which I embroider re-worded¬†versions of existing logos. (NB: […]

Chocolate wrappers re-written: Mars Bar

As you’ve probably gathered by now, I’m currently mid-series of an embroidered exploration of my eating disorder. Firstly, thankyou to the lovely articles from Makezine and Mr X Stitch highlighting the first 3 in the series. But wait, there’s more to be served up yet…. ‘Mars’ bar – Perhaps this pun is a litle tenuous, […]

Chocolate wrappers re-written: Kit Kat

The next in my chocolate wrapper series. Quite an obvious eating-disorder-related pun this time…. I’m not entirely happy with how this one turned out. I’m still preparing the background and the text with padding, as I like the raised-up effect, totally different to how the original labels lie completely flat. However, this time I think […]

Milkybar chocolate wrapper re-written

The second hand-embroidered entry in what i think is now becoming a small series, based around the concept of re-wording chocolate bar wrappers in a somewhat satiical comment on my eating disorder. I think this specific example is my favourite pun: Chocolate manufacturers ‘Nestle’ and their white chocolate ‘Milkybar’. This series started as an impromptu […]