Monday, June 7, 2010

Recycle, Reuse {illustration}

Sometimes, in a pinch, you have to re-use an illustration that has already run in the newspaper. It happens - you run out of time, inspiration or illustrators. As luck would have it, you've illustrated the same subject before. It may have been 2, 3 or even 4 years before. Will the readers notice? Should we run it again?

In this case, the story was different but my art director had the brilliant idea to "repurpose" the old illustration to fit the new story. The first illustration ran a few years ago and was about hostels revamping their image. I made everything green and got rid of the backpackers and Tadah! Now it's an illustration about hotels going green!
{all images belong to the San Diego Union-Tribune}

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