Here are some ads that I did with a copywriter at the Creative Circus. These mark my first foray into art direction. It was also the first time I had worked with someone to produce something, a feat which I have duplicated many times since then (a testament to 5th qtr being us designers' 'coming out party').
The client is (theoretically) Hohner Harmonicas. We wanted the tone to be very dark. Props to the copywriter Jeff Scardino for some badass words; when the copy is that vivid and styled, it makes my job that much easier. Tagline is "Every breath cries a story." Size is a two-page spread (magazine). Enjoy.
Jeff Scardino, Copywriter.
Sean Matthews, Art Director & Illustrator