August 15, 2012

Runner's World

 It's always fun to get a job from Runner's World because they use a lot of quality illustration.

And I enjoy the challenge of trying to do something new with a runner or running shoes, because I have a feeling they've seen it all, or close to it....

The subject was getting back into a running routine after an injury or time away.

Here's the smaller one that went on the turnpage.

But there was a hang up with the final, and this is why it's helpful to have a second set of eyes on a job. It was pointed out my foreshortened leg could be confused with something else.


 The "fixed" version in print.

August 8, 2012

The Gentler Face of Tyranny

For Bloomberg Businessweek. An book review of "The Dictator's Learning Curve".
The headline was "The Gentler Face of Tyranny" that was written after they saw my final, which was a nice touch.

I had to make sure there were plenty of ideas without fists, just in case they used the book being reviewed as a design element, since it had a fist on it's cover...

.... which they did. Thanks to Chandra for the good art direction!