Archive for October, 2009

Little White Lies: mob article

October 30, 2009

My boyfriend subscribes to Little White Lies, and I have always loved the design and illustration effort put into each issue. While Looking through some art books, I found this copy:

I really, really like the loose illustration style used here, and the unexpected color scheme. This juxtaposed with the topic of the article really makes it stand out, I think.

The images are at once cartoonish and dark, providing imagery to accompany the descriptions of different calling cards used by the mob.

If I had been given this article as an assignment, I would not ever to have thought of taking the risk of making the primary color in the works pink, but I think it really, really works here.