Purple reign

Purple reign

Posted by on Jan 5, 2008 in Blog, St. Louis Post-Dispatch | No Comments

This story was about how the color purple was everywhere in fashion and home decor. I came up with a bunch of different shades of purple thanks to a thesaurus and numerous brainstormings with my newsroom colleagues. These not only served to create the “raindrops” for my illustration but also helped make the point that […]

Fireworks

Fireworks

Posted by on Jun 30, 2007 in Blog, Portfolio, St. Louis Post-Dispatch | No Comments

For our Fourth of July issue, I wanted to do something different than the standard, year-old fireworks picture. I created the illustration to look like a fireworks label using some stock vector drawings. To make the cover work, the text needed to play off the visual metaphor, so I wrote some display type and showed […]