Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Where the sun don't shine

Actually, this is about a place where the sun is shining, compared to it's surrounding area. For Milwaukee Magazine, this illustration accompanies a story on Wauwatosa, or simply 'Tosa, a suburb of Milwaukee that the recession/depression most of the country is feeling has apparently skimmed over. The economy of 'Tosa is actually doing better now than it was before the crisis, while the surrounding areas trudge on through high unemployment, and low growth.

Here's the full page:

Thank you, Kathryn! Coming soon: 5280 and L.A. Times...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Valley of the Paper Dolls

I worked with St. Louis Magazine on an illustration for an article about parents choosing between private and public school for their children. They had the idea of showing a young child surrounded by various articles of clothing (normal "street" clothes, and the stereotypical private school attire) made to look like paper doll outfits.

The concept of a paper doll relates to the fact that the examples given in the article were all kids that had been in either private or public school, and switched to the other (paper doll clothing being very easy to change between, obviously). Here's the full page:

 This was a fun little piece to work on. Thanks again, Rachel! Expect a few more posts in the coming week on other jobs about to publish...

On another note, I'll be giving a guest lecture to the AIGA Student Chapter at Colorado State University on Thursday evening. 7 PM, Room F101 in the Visual Arts Building. Obviously any CSU students interested in design/illustration are encouraged to attend. Be there or be square.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I suck

At least at blogging. And probably lots of other things too, but blogging for sure. Well, for the two or three of you who read this blog (hi, Mom!), I'm still alive and well. I apologize that I haven't posted in a while. I have some work to share, but it will have to wait until it's published, unfortunately. With magazines it's always tough to pin that down exactly- I'm guessing end of February? So in the meantime, feel free to peruse some of my classic posts, such as "SND Award of Excellence," "NY Times Op-Ed," ( I wasn't very creative with the titles back then, huh?) "As promised," or the unforgettable "Inflight Club!" (Yes, this is my blog post version of a "clip show" episode.) Happy New Year!!