Artist Tascha Parkinson is exactly like her work: lighthearted, colorful, and quirky. I had the pleasure of working with her on a preschool alphabet game called Grandma™'s Trunk.
The project consisted of a linen textured trunk illustrated both inside and out, along with one card for every letter of the alphabet. Former preschool teacher Marcia Gresko created the game based on a popular children’s story. In the tale, children take turns packing grandma's trunk for a world trip.
Canadian artist Tascha Parkinson was inspired by her grandmother to become a painter.

Our idea was to produce a four-color process trunk that looked like it had actually been painted on instead of printed on.The funny thing is, Tascha’s little canvas paintings are so adorable and cute, I wish that I could have packed them all into Grandma’s Trunk.
I hand lettered each country name over her individually painted country stickers which depicted landmarks like the Pyramids at Giza, Big Ben, etc.
My original sketch for this "storybook in a chest" letter identification game, invented by Marcia Gresko.
This was one of the most complicated packaging projects I’ve designed. You can see that I had to pencil each city label upside down so I could begin to imagine how they’d all be positioned when we later built the digital files from scans.
She sent a huge box of small canvas paintings and the team meticulously scanned each one. An image for every letter of the alphabet was depicted on a tiny canvas of its own—cute enough for framing all by themselves!
Pictured here you can see a watch for the letter W and the handle and country stickers she painted together on one canvas to be separated later in production.
This early prototype wasn’t even finished before I shot it for resellers. You can see that this is a hand-wrapped mockup.
U, N, E, C, and the Grandma’s Riddle painting all sat on the windowsill in my office. They’re too cute for words. 
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