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PETE RYAN: FILLING THE HOUSE

August 18, 2014

Pete Ryan’s illustration for The Boston Globe accompanied a feature about a couple’s plan to renovate a newly purchased, dark old house. After finding out the previous owners wanted but  were never able to have children, they decided the best way to renovate was to “fill the house with children.”

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“This felt really un-illustratable for me at first: How to show the renovation being the addition of children?” says Pete. In the end, the answer was in the overlap paint provided. Instead of rolling on fresh paint, the new owner is shown rolling on the happy-messy handprints of children. 

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