April 26, 2010

Millionaire Asia

How to make a real estate story not boring? Well here's my shot at it.
For MillionaireAsia, art directed by Raymond Ho of Eight Custom Media in Hong Kong.
Story was about mainland Chinese snapping up flats in Hong Kong.

Here's the roughs I sent, I obviously was favoring with the top one, but Raymond preferred the bags as the opener which was fine, but I knew the composition would need work.

A color study and a prelim drawing.

Half page inside.


Here it is in print on their web e-reader.

Working for Hong Kong clients brings back good memories for me. I lived in Guangzhou (just north of Hong Kong) for a few months teaching english in 1996. It wasn't my plan to leave my art studies and go to China and teach english, but I was dating this girl and she went. So I followed her to see if our relationship would work out. It did.

April 23, 2010

New Yorker Cover, fashion issue reject

Here's my attempt at a New Yorker fashion issue cover.
Or actually spoofing fashion...
I know it's never going to see the light of day, so I thought I'd at least post it here.
It was fun to try for it though.

April 20, 2010

American Illustration 29 - Selected

Found out last week I got two pieces into the American Illustration annual, which will available at their NY launch party in November.

Water Footprint vs. Carbon Footprint for Mother Jones, art direction by Carolyn Perot

And this one for John Hopkins' magazine on the ethics of bio-engineering lab animals that can't feel pain.
Art direction by Pamela Li.