We were honored yet again to shoot for The Atlantic for their March 2016 cover. The story involved writer Jim Fallows and his wife Deb spending 3 years and 54,000 miles flying across the country to find out what is “going right” with America rather than just focusing on all the things that are going wrong. With so many polarizing issues in our country and stories of things going poorly, we are always touched by positive outlooks and communities finding the good in each other.
Creative Director Darhil Crooks came to us with the idea of the country as a puzzle being put back together rather than torn apart. We brainstormed and sketched various executions for the concept, landed on one, cast some fantastic hand models, then got to work. The result is a bright vibrant image that points to the positivity of the American spirit.
Darhil posted a wonderful “making of the cover” write up on The Atlantic’s blog if you’d like to see the evolution of our sketches.
Adam also made a quick animation of a prop plane similar to the one the writer used flying over the set for the magazines digital edition.
And last, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Darhil and the rest of The Atlantic’s staff and contributors for winning The American Society of Magazine Editors “Magazine of the Year”, widely considered to be the most prestigious set of honors in the industry.
We were extremely excited to find out a conceptual images we created for the Washington Post ran on the front page of this Sunday’s edition!
The image accompanied an article called New Wave Feminism, and discussed the current state of the feminist movement and what it means to be a feminist in 2016.
We were contacted by Nicole Crowder, the features photo editor for the Washington Post in late December and asked to read and brainstorm an image for the article. It quickly became apparent that Adam and I had very different perspectives on the definition of feminism. However, those differences highlight the strength of us brainstorming and working together as a team.
As the new year begins, we want to take a second to say THANK YOU! 2015 was an amazing year of growth for The Voorhes. We are blown away by the number of clients who put their trust in us to deliver art that would speak to their brand. Whether it was feature stories, ad campaigns, long standing sections of a magazine, or everything between, we made a lot of pictures and could not be happier.
Another milestone of 2015 was we had more national magazine covers this year than ever before. Below are just 12 of the 20 some odd covers we had the honor of making. Each one expanding our knowledge and toolbox of tricks, and pushing our craft to better tell a story.
These covers made us:
-Sew voodoo dolls
-Make the perfect stacks of cash (hint, it involves finding the right kind of resume paper)
-Solve a round rubix cube
-Make fire balls with propane and water balloons
-Build an entire front door and home entry way in our studio
-Burn lettering in tortillas, and so much more!
It is officially summer and HOT. Perfect time to post this picture we did for Chicago Magazine. It’s out now in their July issue to accompany an oral history of the deadly heat wave that hit Chicago 20 years ago this month.