Monday, September 26, 2011
I was given the opportunity to design and hand-letter a giant chalkboard at a local restaurant in Jersey City called, Satis. It's a European bistro that serves fancy foods in a somewhat casual setting. When I spoke to the owner, he wanted to have a bunch of Latin phrases up on the wall instead of a menu, so customers could read and inquire and have a discussion about it. This is my first time doing a job like this, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. This chalkboard was huge - about 9 feet by 5 feet and at least 6 feet off the ground. So the majority of it had to be done while standing on a ladder...much more difficult than I expected. I have so much more respect for any artists who do ceiling paintings or murals...it is so physically exhausting and hard to reach places! Anyways, I am pretty proud of how it came out and that I was able to fit everything in the space without too much planning. Enjoy! :)
Posted by Ana Benaroya at 3:20 PM
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Recently I was asked by a friend to design a cover to a book they wrote (her name is not Elizabeth Cole, if you are wondering). The story is a romance/mystery/suspense novel of sorts that takes place in the midwestern/desert. I tried going for a woodcut effect with this drawing...
Posted by Ana Benaroya at 10:11 PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I recently did this piece for the Globe & Mail on a write up about depression. In the wake of the two suicides of Canadian hockey players, the writer spoke of her own experience with depression and how it should be taken seriously as a real disease and not viewed as a sign of weakness. It was really well written and heartfelt... read the article here.
Posted by Ana Benaroya at 7:38 AM
Monday, September 12, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I proposed these two designs for the Red Hot Chili Pepper's performance at the MTV EMA Awards. Sadly, these did not make it past the presentation, and they decided to go with a photo ad (booooooooorrrrrinnnnggggggggggg). When are people going to realize that illustration is a million times more interesting than photography?!? Haha anyways...enjoy!
Posted by Ana Benaroya at 7:04 AM