Hebe’s designs could grace famous champagne bottles

Art student Hebe Atzori, who is a finalist in Winston Churchill design competition

Art student Hebe Atzori, who is a finalist in Winston Churchill design competition

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Hebe Atzori, from Onchan, has been chosen as one of 10 finalists from 700 applicants in The Winston Churchill Design Competition to design a gift box and label for Pol Roger Champagne.

The competition, run by Arts Thread, the Pentland Group and The Churchill Centre, marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death and in his honour the packaging must capture his unique style.

Hebe’s designs took her three days to create and the pieces were inspired by the textures in Churchill’s suits. ‘What I liked the most were his suits, they’re really smart. I looked at lots of pictures of him and I wanted to make it look really iconic,’ she said.

The illustration graduate, who graduated from Falmouth University this year, was invited to London to showcase her work to a panel of judges and is in with the chance of winning £1,000, a placement at brand management company the Pentland group and an exclusive tour of the Pol Roger vineyard in France.

Hebe’s work was first spotted by online art portfolio website Arts Thread at a graduate exhibition in London earlier in the year. ‘Arts Thread emailed me saying they really liked my work and that it would really suit the competition.

‘The prizes were really cool and all the entries I’d seen already uploaded looked really cool so I thought “yeah i’ll give it go!” I feel pretty chuffed just to be one out of 700 - that is crazy!’

Hebe, who works at The Tea Junction in Douglas, said her artwork uses a mixture of different digital art techniques and is inspired by travel photography. ‘It’s all inspired by screen printing and print making textures together with a lot of photoshop, illustrating and digital software so I combine it all together.

‘I’m always trying to grow and use other techniques - I want to keep trying new things.’

She said: ‘I want to get more into freelance work and working for myself. I’ve done a few logo designs and pieces of art for people’s houses and I’m always up for doing commissions and things like that.’

To look at more of Hebe’s work visit www.hebeatzori.com or ‘Hebe Atzori Illustration’ on Facebook.

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