I just got my mid-week newsletter from Modern in Denver --letting readers know that the Winter Issue was out. December 15th marked the day that the magazine was being shipped to subscribers and newsstands. I haven't seen the issue in print yet, so I'm very excited to see how the cover and inside feature story look in person -and in the newsstand line-up.
I was asked to work on this project about 6 weeks ago, and it has offered me the privilege of working with William Logan at Modern in Denver. I can't thank him enough for asking me to create the cover for the magazine. In addition, they also did an "Artist Profile" article on me and my custom home portrait work - which includes quite a number of my home portrait illustrations. What an incredible opportunity!
The cover concept was inspired by a Better Homes and Gardens magazine cover from September 1958. A classic! Fall was changed to Winter. Cars and a couple of homes were updated to contemporary styles and tastes. Overall, the concept was updated to a more modern sensibility. The second home from the bottom (the dark gray home) is the featured home in the Winter issue. We even found a way to include a couple of employee dogs, a car, and family members.
This project was a lot of fun to work on and I can't wait to see the end results of the collaboration.
I'll post again soon -when I have the magazine in hand and can share a little more about creating the artwork and working with Modern in Denver.
Select the masthead below to see a list of the contents in the Winter Issue.
Hi! I'm an Illustrator and designer, living and working in Denver. I have a life-long love affair with architecture and design. I have created this blog to share some thoughts and images that inspire me...and provide an update into what I've been up to lately.
- tools of the trade.