Every new assignment I receive is met with equal amounts of joy and terror but, jobs where I revisit a problem I have solved before tend to up the ante. Such has been the case for 14 years with the annual career and salary issue of Strategic Finance magazine and 6 years doing the catalog and invitation for my graduate illustration students exhibitions at FIT.
The magazine cover is for a very real and wonderful client, Mary Zisk, and I will spare no effort to give her my best. The FIT job is what we used to call a "KMA" back in the ancient time of the Detroit art business. On such jobs, I award myself complete artistic freedom which makes it impossible to excuse a lesser solution.
Oddly enough there appears to be a certain similarity between this years' entries. Kismet? Possibly. Coincidence? I don't think so.