February 4, 2009

Today's NYT OpEd

For today's OpEd by Strafor's George Friedman about how Russia throws a monkey wrench into supplying the war in Afghanistan, which will give Obama some tough decisions. Art director was the ever cool Leanne Shapton, when I was a bit late with the final.

The roughs, can you guess which one was my favorite?

Preliminary drawing, my print didn't pick up enough of the details, but alas there was no time.

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.