Client: Wall Street Journal

Project: Editorial Spot Illustration

Specifications: Create a spot illustration to accompany a monthly column called "Coffee Stories." Each month, the columnist will share stories about how coffee has changed people's lives. The editorial slant for the column is the joy coffee drinkers feel when drinking their favorite beverage.

Reproduction: The art will be printed in b&w, about two inches tall.

Justification: Coffee is my favorite beverage. Although some medical studies have labeled coffee as a drug and unsustainable coffee production is environmentally unsound, I still need my morning coffee. Because of my passion for coffee, I believe i can successfully communicate the pleasures of drinking this beverage in a creative visual manner.