Hedcuts Still Going Strong

I picked up a copy of the Wall Street Journal Europe edition a couple of days ago in Germany. There was only one hedcut drawing in the entire issue, that of the columnist Gerald Seib I drew a while back.
As I remembered our concerns over hedcuts' future in the paper with the introduction of color and photographs on Journal's pages, I was somehow struck by how this sole, b&w drawing stood out and held it's own in the sea of colorful graphics and images.
I'm glad to know many at the paper still recognize the value in hand drawn illustration.


1 comment:

Francesco Rea said...

This is just awesome! do you use different types of size pens or do you just build up the scale of the larger dots?