Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Pushpins


This is an image I did a little while back for the cover of Manufacturing Automation - a trade magazine about machine design and technology for the industrial workplace. The concept was suggested by the art director and I think it was a really successful piece. I especially love the warpy perspective. I achieved it by putting my map sketch into photoshop and playing with it until I got the desired result.

During the process there was a little bit of a hot potato game going on between the workers as I was told to swap and change items on their person. The linear underwent quite a few revisions until the right number of females, males, ethnics, and trades were accounted for.

I'm still waiting on a printed version. Should be exciting to see since this magazine is printed at a large size.

5 comments:

Evan said...

Yeah, the warped perspective really works well. 'Ethnics' -- seriously, Alana. When you're dating an 'ethnic' yourself.

-loo-bot- said...

I see both you and Tyrone! Smart move putting yourself on the cover of Manufacturing Automation.
Maybe one day, some dude will go to either you or Tyrone and say "Hey, haven't I seen you before? On a magazine?" and others who hear that will think "Funny...I don't recognize them on this week's People."

Nice work as always!

AlanaMcCarthy said...

Ethnic - their word, not mine :) We're a multi-cultural country doncha know.

Zen said...

Where is the guy in a wheelchair? Where's the ramp? Couldn't they just build a ramp? Where is the 350 pound guy on workman's comp? Where is the almost retired lazy guy who says a lot but doesn't do much? And why is that guy in the west taking his mask off? Isn't that a health code violation? "Revisions" indeed...

tyrone said...

I think Zen is a racist ... haha!