Monday, December 19, 2011

Brave New World


Our technological world is evolving rapidly, forcing publishers and writers to think outside the box (or in the case of this drawing, inside the box). This illustration for Rutgers Magazine accompanied a profile about alumnus, Dan Blank. His business helps authors and publishers navigate the shifting terrain of technology; E books, Tumblr, kindle, ipad, twitter, etc. Such a service has great value in this "sink or swim" economy. I hope you get a kick out of this illustration and the ideas leading up to it, which interpret traditional writing  with a modern twist!

Writing from the perspective of the virtual world.
An old typewriter cranks out html code.

An old-school scribe writing on an ipad.
A traditional writer dives into ipad-pool.
Edgar Allan Poe, a raven, and an ipad.

Here's a mock-up of the artwork in context.

A special thanks to art director John Van Cleaf, who consistently assigns me with fun projects!