Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thanksgiving

These are two of the four Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade posters I've done; 1990, 1996, 1997, and 2002. It's always an honor to be involved in a project that is so univeraslly recognized as an American Tradition.
macy_bugs
This is the one from 1990. It's traditional media; airbrushed acrylics on Strathmore board.

Macy_2002
This is the most recent, for the 2002 parade. This one is digital, mostly Photoshop with a smidgin of Illustrator for type and such. The file was huge, and when I added up all the layers for all the individual components, it was well over 1000. The scratch file was about 2 gigs...yikes!



These are a few snippets from the 2002 poster at actual printed size:

kermit
Kermit

monopoly
Monopoly Man

clifford
Clifford and other balloons and floats

santa
And here's Old St. Nick. Happy Holidays!

9 comments:

mrs. b. said...

holy macaroni!! they're fantastic!

Emila Yusof said...

Awesome! I love the colorful illustrations! Good job!

HARDWAX said...

Wow! Beautiful and striking, can look and look at these. So excellent!

Traci Bixby said...

These are just amazing! Such detail! Excellent job!

Michelle Lana said...

awesome!!!

Ester said...

Have a great Thanksgiving Weekend Mr. Lovell! (I'll definitely look more into the Tiny Showcase too - thanks for the link and thoughts)

Nate said...

Love your posters! Beautiful details.

studio lolo said...

Wow, superb detail!!

Rachel said...

these posters are amazing. i cant believe someone actually drew them!