June 2017 Cover - Country Roads Magazine
This concept for the Country Roads Magazine June cover was a departure from the typical formula. I had taken a photo of New Orleans based recording artist Tank of Tank & the Bangas. I thought that the image was strong & captured the essence of Tank. I also thought that the image was well-composed for the cover space. However, I wanted to do something other than directly reproducing my photograph for the cover. I leaned on an incredible illustrator named Lola Beltran to recreate the photo in her style. Clearly she did a fantastic job & I couldn't be more pleased with how things turned out. She nailed it. All stakeholders were happy & it was very well received by the audience.