Monday, May 20, 2013

A kitsch atlas book

This illustrations was used on a postcard for Thomson-Shore, a publisher in Dexter, Michigan to promote their booth at the London Book Fair in 2011.  The job came to me from the fabulous people at Inner Circle Media in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 
When the project was described to me I immediately thought of the flat, graphic styles of the late 1950's/ 1960's.  I decided to try sketching it up in Adobe Illustrator for two reasons.  One I am not comfortable drawing directly in Illustrator, which would force me to keep the shapes simple, and two I could focus on color and design.  Fortunately they loved the sketch.  Several adjustments later and voila!

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