Friday, February 20, 2009
Cover & Spread - Velo News
I did this a while back but should be on stands about now. This is a cover and spread I did for Velo News, a cycling magazine.
The book is oversized (10x12") which is always fun. I'm still waiting to receive my copy.
The issue is about the "Tour of California" race which would see the return of three of cycling's greatest athletes' return after their respective breaks from the sport: Basso, Armstrong, and Landis. I must have done a decent job on the likenesses because my friend Erik Petri who follows the sport knew right away who they all were. Thanks Erik!
Anyway, a special request from the art directors on this piece was that the spread be a continuation of the cover, so I had to design it in a way that they would work well together.
After a couple of small changes to the final art, I was given a PDF of the pieces with type in place.
Thanks to the AD on the project, Mike Reisel, for being so easy-going on this.