Thursday, July 17, 2008

An old cover illustration - text across image or not?

An old cover illustration made in jan/febr. 2004. For a Swedish computer magazine about security. The cover article was about EMP weapons. I draw the human figure by hand, scanned, and all the rest of colouring and such was made with Corel Photo-Paint.

It reads on the cover: "EMP weapons - only in the world of comics?"

What I dont understand was and still is, why the art director had to place the text right on top of the human figure. It felt so strange. I have had discussions with a few graphic designer/art directors through the years, and it kind of is two "schools". Either you "prefer" to place it over an illustration like this, or you dont. Some I´ve talked to would never do it, and some does.

Stefan Lindblad
Illustrator & artist

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