A SCOTTISH biscuit manufacturer has offered a dream commission to a Japanese artist with a taste for shortbread.
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.”
To visit Yuko Inoue’s illustration blog, go to http://yuuco.blogspot.co.uk