Saturday, March 19, 2011

OC Weekly - Fair Games

This is the cover for this week's issues of OC Weekly, a new client! The article I was given was about a corruption scandal involving the public fair grounds being sold to private investors. Shady things were happening with politicians and local businessmen...the article itself was pretty complicated.

My idea was to draw a poster in the style of a circus/fair poster that had symbols that alluded to things in the cover story. Money exchanging hands came to mind, a ferris wheel, and some of the animals that were showcased at this californian fairgrounds.

One of my friends, Tyler Spangler, in California saw the paper and was nice enough to take a picture! He's an excellent artist in his own right, check his work out here.