Monday, 26 November 2012

'The Republican Party Isn't Dead' Illustration for the Boston Globe

This illustration appeared in the Opinion section of Sunday's Boston Globe. There was a very short deadline for this one- I received the job at 5.30 in the evening and (partly due to other commitments) had to have it finished by 8.30 the next morning.

The editorial piece discusses how the Republican party will move on after Mitt Romney's defeat, their need to attract a broader demographic base, and how the 2016 election will likely see a Republican presidential candidate far younger than the Democrat.

The art director was keen to use some kind of deconstruction of the Republican's famous elephant icon. I came up with a few ideas, and we settled on this, an elephant being rebuilt from lego-style building blocks- alluding to this more youthful future.

At the time it hadn't been decided whether the illustration would run in colour or B&W, so I had to make sure it worked well in both.

A tough night, but very pleased with the outcome of this one.

The complete piece can be read (alongside the illustration) online here

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