Monday, July 16, 2007

the Desert :: SPIN / Boston Mag

tomer :: two unrelated projects ended up delivering scenes in desert locals:

the 1st project for Boston magazine-- a story profiling a lawyer who is defending soldiers that 'grew a conscience' while serving in the military and the legal complications that arises as they no longer believed in armed combat but already signed the dotted line. the immediate effect on the soldiers is the moral and social separation they felt from their peers while on the ground in Iraq.
the AD wanted to play off the "daisies in the barrel" imagery historically associated with the anti war movement of the 60's. to underline the soldier's sense of detachment some of the petals create a circle around his feet on the ground, functioning as a separating apparatus.



the 2nd project was for Spin, a review of the new White Stripes CD Icky Thump. Jack sounds pissed. the first single had an anti-anti-immigration slant and invokes an image of him being drunk on a wagon and crossing the border to Mexico. it's a heavier, nosier package.

the AD remarked that Meg was starting to disappear over the dark sky so we ended up with red ones.

16 comments:

  1. Both of these are truly awesome. I love the subtle form created from the sequin texture on Jack White's suit, catering for folds and warps. You have an amazing gift.

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  2. Excellent work as usual , love the directness of the top piece.

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  3. I love all your drawings and being able to see the process. These two are great.

    (caught a typo: should be Icky Thump)

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  4. I've been a fan of your stuff for a while now, great job on these, i think they're some of your best!

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  5. thanks for the kind notes...and thank you catherine and your sharp eye.

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  6. che que bueno!!! nice work!!! the comics cover is great.

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  7. I love it! but, um...where is that snake disappearing off to. I am concerned. D:

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  8. amazing stuff, great to see the process too!

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  9. Both Amazing, Especially the first one. Wow.

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  10. I reeeally like what I'm seeing. These are all so great! And thank you for showing your process, it's really inspirational. (:

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  11. can i buy this one? i absolutely love it. it also maintains the consistency of their color scheme. amazing.

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  12. of course you can favian--
    just shoot mia(at)thanuka.com an email and she'll hook you up.

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