Overall Project Description:

Create an Editorial Illustration for use as a cover illustration for an article in a magazine, printed or online.

In Part 1 of the assignment, you’ll find an article for source material for your editorial illustration. You’ll generate ideas through brainstorming, and you’ll find new ones through research.

Here are a few magazines you could look at. Feel free to use others.

You’ll come up with concepts during next week’s class.


Research:  Find an article from a legitimate news source, online or printed, about a topic which you are passionate about or find particularly interesting, as source material for your editorial illustration. Carefully read and analyze those articles.

Brainstorm:  Using the Word Web method we’ve used for earlier assignments, write down all of the key words you can think of related to the article.  Be sure to include the actions – what is happening, not just who, what, or where.

Word Web Method using JAPAN, NEW YORK, CENTRAL PARK as key words

Write: A short blog post on open lab in response to the article.

Identify the key stakeholders.  Who does this matter to and why?  Highlight particular areas of interest to you.  Share the article (a link or scan in the first page of the article) as well as your brainstorm and any images you may consider using in the future as reference material.

Discuss: Prepare a brief presentation of your chosen article and brainstorm ideas.

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