I was recently approached by the Philadelphia City Paper to once again do their annual People Who Died issue. I had done before it two years ago and had a great time working on it so when the opportunity came up again, I jumped on it.
AD Reseca Peskin came prepared with the idea of framing the portraits in presidential-style duotone stamps with the portrait full-color inside. I found a wealth of reference to draw from with different style frames from various countries and time periods.
|Politician Happy Fernandez and jazz pianist Jimmy Amadie|
|Middle school student Laporshia Massey and firefighter Michael Goodwin|
|Lawyer A. Charles Peruto Sr. and MOVE bombing survivor Michael Ward|
|1950's television host Sally Starr|
Thanks again to Reseca and the City Paper for such a great gig!