Monday, December 20, 2010

Nine-part narrative illustration for The New York Times Magazine

As the title of this post says, I just did a nine-part illustration for this past Sunday's issue of The New York Times Magazine. It was for the tenth anniversary special of their 'Year in Ideas' issue, so it was an honour to be included.
The cover was decked out quite festively in hundreds of balloons - the pattern of which formed one of those quick-response codes for a smartphone. If you happen to own a smartphone, you could scan the cover and watch some animations specially commisioned for the issue. Bloody amazing!
I was asked to come up with a nine-part narrative piece that would combine both festive elements and the concept of the idea. Tricky? yes. Fun? very.
The images were to run on the edge margin for nine pages and tell a little story. Odd dimensions to work within, but all in all, I'm very happy with it!
You can click on the above image for an animated GIF of the images. Although, it looks cooler in the actual magazine.
Thanks so much to Leo Jung and Sara Cwynar at The NYTM. They are both super great people and really fun to work with.

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