In late 2017 Kiki's Cocoa commissioned me to create an illustrated packaging for their winter special edition of boxed chocolate pralines.
The brief was very open, with a little exception - Kiki wanted me to stay away from traditional representations of winter, like Christmas symbols, snowflakes, etc. So the idea of the Guardian of the Chocolates was born!
The Guardian is inspired by folklore Mayan and Aztec art - some of the pioneers of this chocolate goodness. The creature is protecting these delicious handmade chocolates - the only way to access them is to cut through its throat.
Coming soon: spring, summer and autumn editions!