Some recent work, some news from American Illustration, and some cherry blossoms
Overshadowed, in the LA Times
From last Sunday's LA Times, an illustration about China's significant lead in technology—particularly in 5G technology—and how it overshadows American technology and creates the potential of "back doors" that could be a threat to national security.
Back Door Threat
A follow-up, interior illustration for the LA Times story about the potential threat of "back doors" being a possible avenue to espionage in foreign countries, including the United States.
Having lived in the DC area most of my life, it's hard to not think of cherry blossoms in April. Several years ago I was asked to create the poster for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Later, I was commissioned to do the artwork for the American Express point-of-sale decal for Washington-area merchants. It was a campaign by American Express to create regional decals using a local illustrator for each region.
Speaking of trees... artwork chosen by American Illustration
Excellent news. I received notice this week that my illustration for the cover of the LA Times Fall Arts Preview was chosen to be included in American Illustration. It's always great to be recognized by one's peers, and this piece was one of my favorites from last year.
For the Wall Street Journal: Hands off, Baby Boomer parents
Many Baby Boomer parents have a difficult time pulling back from interfering with the lives of their adult children. But those children are no longer "children", and parental advice—for example on child rearing, career choice, or where to live—is not always welcome.
One Last Attempt
After years of a fraying relationship, can a marriage survive... or is divorce inevitable? This idea—of scissors representing a couple considering a divisive or tough decision—arose from an unused sketch for the WSJ job above, as I contemplated an assignment on divorce.
Stock images are now available for licensing through the ispot, a premium stock illustration licensing site. A sample: "Nurturing Growth," a business image that happens to have a Springlike vibe.
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