Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Tapestry

'Week 37'
Ink, graphite, ballpoint pen on BFK rives, 11.7" × 16.5"
I've had the good fortune of being asked to partake in a big project headed by Kessels Kramer. The project is basically a recreation of the old Bayeux Tapestry, which depicted the major news events of 1066. The project is being called 'The New Tapestry', and it consists of illustrators from around the world, contributing black and white images depicting the major news events of today.

I chose 'Week 37' of this year to illustrate, which happens to be the week of Sept. 11th. I went with depicting China's current economic downturn, and how their exports have declined from $134.9bn to 103.7bn, since last year, and how Japan's economy has found a way to grow and become the world's second-largest economy.

I'll be posting more about this a little later, so please check back. Also, Juan is currently away from the office as he is battling dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, but you can check out his contribution to the project here!

Thanks for stopping by!


Yuta Onoda said...

Great work NIM!!

Greg Dubeau said...

Kessels Kramer! This kid is hittin' the big time. Way to go buddy, it only goes up from here.