January 26, 2012
January 23, 2012
Got to do a illustration for a dual book review by Gwen Ifill for the Washington Post.
Decades later, Americans are still struggling with racial definitions. Is the president black or biracial? Are we Latino or Hispanic? Is the n-word an insult or an affectionate term? What does it mean to be authentically black? And does any of that
matter anymore? Didn't the 2008 election signal that the country that elected its first black president is now post-racial?
|sketch and color study|
Two new books take radically different approaches to these questions of race introspection - one academic, the other anecdotal. Both are mature and serious works that seek to get us past our laziest assumptions about race. Each managed to expand my notion of what it means to be black in America, and why it matters.
Art direction by Kristin Lenz.
January 10, 2012
January 5, 2012
Full page for Bloomberg Markets on the IPO winners and losers of 2011.
Apparently an Indian coal producer came out on top. So used to having to make carbon look bad, it was a fun challenge to reverse it.
Actually all I had to work with at the start from the mag was, "old energy beats new energy", hence the wide range of roughs.
Siung suggested adding a little steam from the nostrils which helped.