Tuesday 1 July 2008

PRINT cover




When I was approached by PRINT magazine to be one of twelve European illustrators in the latest issue I jumped at the chance and couldn't believe my luck. Then the following week they asked me to do the cover which completely bowled me over! I worked in a panic, sending work back and forth to NY for two weeks, trying to capture the brief they sent but in the end it just didn't work. It was one of those really difficult briefs and it was only after I saw the cover they used that I understood what they were after which works really well. C'est la vie.

It was a great learning curve anyway and I produced lots of work I like during the process. Here are two of the more finished covers I worked on. I thought it would be nice to let them see the light of day here as I have no other home for them.

5 comments:

Paddy said...

Looks great anyway.

marta said...

the blue one is my favourite! so great!!

Ciara said...

These are great. And I do prefer them to what they used in the end!

Chris Judge said...

Thanks! I like the blue one too Marta.

Andrew said...

These look great. Really interesting to see them compared to the one they used. I can see why they selected that one in this instance; its graphically stylised compared to yours and less specific. Yours would have been a "Chris Judge" cover as opposed to a general Euro-design. They obviously decided not to let one artist hog the limelight.