Back to School

Back to School edition of The Washington Post, Prince George's Extra
This cover design is as much illustration as it is design. I painted, scribbled and cut-and-pasted the construction paper school buses that make up the lead art.

The Washington Post
Prince George's County, Maryland
The Project

As each summer drew to a close, the magazine staff was faced with the yearly question of ‘What do we do for the back-to-school art?

I’m proud of this design as much for the procedure as the end result. I used school supplies: crayons, water colors, construction paper and those rounded-off little scissors (okay, used big-boy scissors) to create the school bus art. And then I displayed the supplies as part of the composition.

I also wrote the headline, “Get out the supplies and make room on the fridge,” which I think puts a nice bow on the whole package.