Inkymole’s 4th July Fireworks Poster Campaign for Macy’s

Macy's July 4th Fireworks Poster

This summer I did the July 4th Annual 33rd Fireworks poster for Macy’s in New York. The legendary celebrations. sponsored by the ‘world’s biggest department store’ Macy’s were extra-special this year – the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Mannahatta island, by Henry Hudson who sailed up the river which was eventually to be named after him.

The job was to create a poster which was then turned into a store-side animation and window displays. As the poster had to reflect the historic nature of the event, the typography harked back to a pre-digital era with every letter and illustration hand-drawn, inspired by the history of the event and the pyrotechnics themselves. The job was commissioned through my NY agency Bernstein & Andriulli.

Visit my blog to see a film of the animation being played out to the busy streets of New York City! Or visit to see more work.


'Write me a picture, paint me a story!' I draw for all sorts of people in my little rooftop studio and am happiest with my tongue out over a sheet or paper and some antique nibs. I'm known for my word-heavy pieces which adorn everything from book covers to ad campaigns to pie boxes and cheese and tattoos. I get with finding these jobs from my agent Bernstein and Andriulli of New York. My solo show 'If A Girl Writes Off The World' opened at the Truman Brewery, London last year and toured to Manhattan's Chelsea in Spring and Providence in Summer '07. I got very excited about creating the cover illustrations for Sage Francis' latest album 'Human The Death Dance', and am continuing to collaborate with him and his various outputs. You can see chatty bits, slideshows and other online sparklies at Here's a sample of the people who've been on the receiving end of my Quink-and-nib creations: Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson NY & LDN, WWAV Rapp Collins, Random House, Harpercollins, Scholastic, Walker Books, Channel 4, Avon, Sage Francis,, The Times, The Observer.

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