Thursday, 23 August 2012

Boston Globe Illustration

Last week I was asked to produce an illustration for the Opinion pages of the Boston Globe. In the editorial, the writer reminisces about her life before and after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, where her husband was an investment banker. The story hangs around a recollected holiday afternoon in the summer of 2001. The art director was particularly keen on capturing the evocative atmosphere of the piece.

The editorial, by Judy Abel, can be read online, but is subscribers only. It's a great piece though!

The illustration ran pretty large- it was printed at about 10 inches high, I believe, which is very cool. I'll try to post up some of my sketches for this too.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Nice job Ben, really love the composition. Great to see your work printed in an American paper, however that sky seems strangely familiar given the weather we've had this summer!

  2. Thanks a lot Joe. Really need to meet up with you for some painting very soon.