Stumbling upon... or awakening? Fortune, friends, art, and poems–all one in the same–can become part of our consciousness unexpectedly. When, through social media, Matthew and I found each other, the work quickly ensued.
Matthew and I share a mutual fanship of each other's work, as is often the case with many of my clients. I sketched a large splash page of spot illustrations and then mailed it to him for review. Matthew circled parts he liked, and crossed out others that didn't quite strike a chord. Upon review by and discussions with the publishing house, W.W. Norton, final modifications were made digitally, and the layout formatted for production.
The final illustration paired nicely with standard jacket type blocking in related hues, pulled spot elements, and Futura.