In 2017, myself and two other illustrators were tasked with designing an 80 metre long tapestry depicting every episode of Game of Thrones in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry. This was commissioned by the Northern Irish Tourist Board with guidance from HBO, produced by Publicis and Jelly London.
Throughout the piece, artist Carim Nahaboo and I hid countless easter eggs for eagle eyed fans to find amongst busy scenes. The line-work was then vectorised and coloured by Jelly artist Rob House and sent to be hand woven by Bristol based weavers Dash and Miller. It was then shipped to Belfast in Northern Ireland to be embroidered by a team of volunteers drawn from the local textiles guild. We recently added one last section to the tapestry in conjunction with the release of the final season.
After the initial completion in 2017, the tapestry was held in an exhibition space at the Ulster Museum in Belfast for many months. Recently it has been moved to France to be housed next to the actual Bayeux tapestry.
The entire piece can be viewed interactively online on Tourism Ireland’s website.
Client: Tourism Ireland
Studio: Jelly London
Producer: Nicki Fields
Line Artists: Carim Nahaboo & Jacob M Wolf
Colour Artist: Rob House
Weavers: Dash & Miller