December 22, 2009

Creche Display

I always liked the old new yorker cover with santa holding up a newborn baby and how it captured both Christmas and New Years.
So this year I decided to see if I could do a card that seamlessly combined both.

I thought it might make a nice New Yorker cover, since their end of year-two week issue usually falls on Christmas and New Years. Here's the mock up I pitched to them in late November.
I knew it was a long shot, but I was happy it even got considered.

December 12, 2009

Newsweek International

This cover was for a Newsweek story about how about India has done a 180 when it comes to talking about carbon and climate change. I don't have the final cover design yet, but in the meantime here's the last typography I saw.
The roughs, the change that India is saying "Yes" now in carbon negotiations needed to be explored as well.

I did quite a few color studies for this one. Adolfo had the idea to push the orange to make it feel hotter/dirtier like global warming/pollution, but do it in abstract way. So in the final I ended up using some spray paint for the smog. I didn't dare risk overspraying the final painting, so I sprayed a similar sized board, scanned that and laid it in in photoshop.

December 5, 2009

Hospital Readmissions

For New York Times article on medicare and doctors cyclical problem of readmitting patients to hospitals. Therese Shechter, the clever AD suggested among other things a hospital bracelet, which I liked as a symbol, but what to do with it?

Therese picked the infinite loopish one and introduced me to it's actual name: mobius strip.

And here's the line drawing that I choose not to use in the final, seemed to feel deeper and more interesting with just a hint of line.