Friday, August 31, 2012

Runner's World: Race Day Disasters!!

Recently I finished a set of illustrations for the October issue of Runner's World which should be on the shelves any day now.  The article, by Selene Yeager, is about the nightmarish situations that can happen to runners on the day of the big race. AD Benjamen Purvis and I had the idea of depicting these moments in a pulp style reminiscent of the old paperbacks and magazines.  So, I painted a series of illustrations showcasing each terrible event that all runners probably have nightmares about. Benjamen did a wonderful job displaying them throughout the article and really gave the opener that extra bit of energy with his excellent and ingenious text design.  This was a great collaboration and really fun job all around.





Here are two of my favorites without any text on them.  Really have to thank my wife for being such a good sport.




5 comments:

Scott Murphy said...

Just came across these in the issue I got in the mail. Great stuff! Did you get hooked up with RW through your rep or on your own? I've always thought it'd be fun to work with them as there's always great illustrations throughout.

Scott Murphy said...

Just came across these in the issue I got in the mail. Great stuff! Did you get hooked up with RW through your rep or on your own? I've always thought it'd be fun to work with them as there's always great illustrations throughout.

Tyler Jacobson said...

Hey Scott, It was through my rep. I had worked with the AD on a previous project when he was at Men's Journal. He just started at RW. Fun job.

Eric Braddock said...

These look fantastic, man :) That one runner glancing over his shoulder looks familiar... haha.

I love the "hit the wall" piece, great tones in the face. Diggin it.

Eric Braddock said...

These look fantastic, man :) That one runner glancing over his shoulder looks familiar... haha.

I love the "hit the wall" piece, great tones in the face. Diggin it.