I recently worked with Art Director Jamie Leary on an illustration for the cover of GRID Magazine, a local publication that focuses on living more sustainably in Philadelphia. Each issue focuses on a particular issue, and this one is the FOOD issue. They wanted a cover that communicated the idea of local farmers banding together via a co-op to take on big agribusiness. I couldn’t help but think of a certain “giant” so most of my sketches revolved around a David vs Goliath concept. Another idea I had was the idea of “food power” showing a raised fist made out of crops.
In the end we went with the 3rd one. I normally work with a much flatter perspective, or none at all, so this was an interesting departure from my usual style of composition.