I thought I’d show you guys the sketches for some pieces you’ve seen too! So this is the NY Times job with the girl scout and the pixel fire. This was a really interesting job because didn’t know the size or dimensions of the piece before I started so I had to think of all the situations. And there were so many themes of the article it was hard to zone in on one.
My first idea was showing a message in a bottle, a very archaic means of communication, juxtaposed next to a very modern means of communication, the email. I wanted to show how things have changed
Next was about the omnipotence of technology, and it hit me that the google pinpoint marker looks like an eye in the center, and I decided to make into the all seeing eye. Still one of my favorite ideas.
For this one I decided I wanted to show the intrusion of privacy so there’s and IPad with a peep hole in it and a guys is spying through it.
Lastly, of course the scout with a pixel fire. This last idea was about nature being shown digitally to show that technology has taken over, even in ridiculous places.
And this is the final piece. I had a little less than a day to hand in all the sketches and the final was going to be a day turnaround, but the article got pushed back so I got a few extra days. I dig it. It was eventually what showed the focus of the article the best.