Mashu (The): An Observers Guidebook

The Mashu: An Observers Guidebook
Matt Farmer

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK 2022
A5 print-on-demand, perfect bound

This was the outcome of Matt's MA Illustration project, to create a humorous book, The Mashu: An Observers Guidebook.
This book provides information and observations about a species of small creatures called the Mashu who like to explore and play, presenting the fictional creatures as if they were a real part of the world, with the aim of reminding adults to take time to have fun and look after their mental health which is particularly important during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
It is an A5 book with text alongside field sketches of the Mashu and photos of them in their natural habitats. These were created by photographing sculpted models which were then manipulated in Adobe Photoshop.
Matt Farmer is a freelance illustrator based in Portsmouth, UK. His work endeavours to bring playfulness and imagination back into adult life.