Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This American Life

This is a piece I've wanted to get to for a long time!

A year or so ago, I did a portrait of This American Life host Ira Glass when he was interviewed for Time Out New York's "Hot Seat" feature. I was really happy how it came out, and I knew I wanted to use it as the basis for a full-on TAL poster. When I finally sat down to work on it, it was a huge amount of fun, finding the right balance of old-timey and modern design elements.

I think my favorite element is the last thing I put on there--the scratchy Chicago postmark, which I thought gave the whole thing a feeling like the show is a big postcard, sent from Chicago--via the radio--to the rest of the world.

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