Thursday, 15 December 2011
I was really thrilled to be asked by Bloomberg Businessweek to produce the cover art for a story that they were running about Las Vegas real estate fraud. This was a really fun image to work on, and I think the type treatment on the final cover is brave and playful and just what art direction should be. The issue is out now in the UK, so look out for it in the next few days. Thanks to the talented Richard Turley for his art direction.
This is the first time I've worked for The Economist, and it was a nice opportunity to come up with a series of images that dealt with a tricky theme. The story was about the confusion in contemporary american politics about the founding fathers' stance on religion, and how it should affect political discourse. It was tough to come up with ideas that addressed the controversy, without taking a side one way or the other, but in the end I'm fairly happy with the results. My only regret is that the third image, of the church and the White House, doesn't sit particularly well with the other two.