February 2, 2009
For a full page in Forbes on student debt.
Art director was Robert Mansfield.
Here's the roughs, my favorite was picked, it went well with the "Crushed By College" headline.
the preliminary drawing.
Some color studies, I went with the linework because the colors seemed to compete with the tassle, and the bare lines seemed to make the anvil/cap seem heavier.
Robert said it turned out so well, it was being considered for the cover in addition to the full page.