Japanese artist’s brush with Scottish biscuit firm

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A SCOTTISH biscuit manufacturer has offered a dream commission to a Japanese artist with a taste for shortbread.

Yuko Inoue has been recruited by Borders Biscuits to create a series of illustrations for the company’s website after the Lanark-based company spotted her blog.

Yuko Inoue starts on one of her illustrations, right

Yuko Inoue starts on one of her illustrations, right

Ms Inoue, 35, was even invited to tour the company’s factory in Lanark.

“Being invited to visit the home of Border Biscuits in Lanark was fantastic and I received a very warm welcome,” said the Osaka Art University graduate. “I was really inspired by the creativity and delicious recipes made at the factory and was able to draw even more illustrations and taste all the biscuits that Border makes.

“I had a great stay in Scotland and enjoyed visiting your supermarkets, everything is so bright and colourful – it’s very minimalistic and monochrome in Japan!”

David Reid, marketing director at Border Biscuits said: “The simplicity and beauty of Yuko’s illustrations really appealed to us and when we discovered them on her blog we immediately wanted her to come over to Lanark to meet the people behind the recipes and help us design our new website.”

Ms Inoue's illustration of her visit to the Lanark factory

Ms Inoue's illustration of her visit to the Lanark factory

To visit Yuko Inoue’s illustration blog, go to http://yuuco.blogspot.co.uk

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