Illustration Appreciation (1)

Hipster Ronald McDonald

Great illustrators don't get appreciated enough. So from time to time I'll post some good work that comes my way.

This one is by artist Thomas Pitilli. Here's what Thomas had to say about this project.

This was a fun assignment. Las Vegas Weekly contacted me recently to illustrate a story about a new branch in the McDonald’s franchise called, Metro McDonalds debuting on the strip in LV. Complete with graffiti art murals, and an urban chic environment, Metro McDonald’s hopes to draw in a new crowd, so Ryan, the AD wanted me to show Ronald McDonald portrayed as a hipster, which I thought was a really funny idea. I spent some time living in Portland, OR (aka Portlandia), so I really channeled some of that experience into this piece! ” – Thomas Pitilli

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