Several assignments this week from long time clients, which gave the week a nice nostalgic feel to it. So forgive me for taking a little stroll down memory lane in today’s post. The illustration above was for the Wall Street Journal, who I first began working for in 1999. (here’s a link to one of the illustrations from that first year of assignments)
Another assignment for the Chronicle of Higher Education earlier in the week is pictured above. I got my first assignment for the Chronicle way back in 1992 (here’s a link to one of those early assignments, back in the pre-digital days), and they are also notable for being the one long-time client I’ve worked with, where the same art directors have been in place for all that time (kudos to Ellen and Scott, who are always a pleasure to work for).
I also had a call from a client I first worked for back in 1994, Newsday out of Long Island, New York. (here’s a link to the very first illustration I did for them, back in the pre-digital and pre-email days, when I had to send ‘same day’ finishes via the fax machine)
Also, since all three of these illustrations were horizontals, I’ve linked each of them to a larger version that can be accessed by clicking on the images above.
And, as long as we’re heading down memory lane, I also have the illustration above, which accompanies a friend’s blog at the www.freaksofnurture.com website, where he waxes nostalgic about favorite vinyl from his formative years.