BTM Timeline

BTM Timeline

Following our earlier work with Andrew Birkitt and Break the Machine, ink was commissioned to illustrate a series of 16 guitar accessories to accompany a timeline showcasing a history of this industry. These products mainly comprised of guitar & bass FX pedals, from some lesser-known models through to iconic designs such as the Boss DS-1 and Vox Wah Wah pedal.


A striking use of contrast, sharp lines and uniquely crafted textures help bring these illustration to life. Each design boasts incredible realism and a striking resemblance to the real thing. Focused on a constant face-on or top-down perspective, the series maintains continuity despite such a variation in style, colour and shape. A number of the illustrations also reference details of Break the Machine in subtle 'easter eggs' within the design, and received glowing feedback from Andrew upon completion.

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