Planet Bristol is the illustration we use to promote Bristol Green Doors. It features various city landmarks and portrays people and firms of the city retrofitting homes to make them more energy smart, lower carbon and more comfortable.We commissioned top Bristol artist Andy Council to produce it. We liked his style, his illustrations of houses (even with dinosaurs!) and his Bristolness and thought with a clear brief he could produce something that captured what we are doing.
Following extensive chats this brief was produced and armed with reference pictures graphic designer Stu was delighted to work with Andy at the beginning to help produce Planet Bristol. Once he got going Andy did his thing that he captured on this blogpost . http://andycouncil.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/planet-bristol.html
In March 2011 we ran a competition asking people to name the features. The ones identified were: Avon Gorge, Avonmouth wind turbines, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol Kite Festival Bristol Jamia Mosque, Cabot Tower, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Gaywood House Leigh Court Farm, M-shed, Purdown BT Mast, Tobacco Factory, St Mary Redcliffe Chuch, Create Centre/Warehouse, S.S.Great Britain, Westmorland House (Stokes Croft), Wills Memorial Building.
It obviously also includes many different types of homes which is one of the key things abot what we are doing: Nearly all our homes need some sort of retrofitting to make them more energy efficient after all.
The response of people towards Planet Bristol has been really positive.
For more on Andy see www.andycouncil.co.uk