Monday, August 23, 2010

High Country News Cover

I recently completed an assignment with an excellent publication called High Country News.

HCN is a bi-weekly publication based in Paonia, Colorado. According the their Mission they are "a nonprofit media organization that covers the important issues and stories that define the American West. Its mission is to inform and inspire people - through in-depth journalism - to act on behalf of the West's diverse natural and human communities."

The story I Illustrated a fascinating and very well written feature about an arson wildfire in southern California that killed 5 Forest Service crew members.

The story was written by respected journalist and author John N. Maclean. The story was adapted from a forthcoming book of his on the tragic Esperanza Fire.

This assignment involved a cover, 2 full spread Illustrations and a spot Illustration.

I've worked on several occasions with the folks at HCN and we always seem to click. In fact one of our collaborations resulted in an "Award of Excellence" from the Society of Newspaper Design for a story entitled "The Yuck Factor".

This is one of the spreads I did for this story.

The spot Illustration accompanying this piece.

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