As an illustrator who works with newspapers on a regular basis, the demise of black & white work has been a bit of a sad thing for me… I've always had a soft spot for the simple, bold & often shocking severity that these images can produce. Much like a logo they often must remain legible at smaller sizes (or lower resolution printing) while still hitting the mark visually. Often, as with Op-Ed articles or other stories, the subject calls for tight, concise concepts that encapsulate the story in the blink of an eye.
These are a few of the images I've produced over the years that I feel really hit that mark.
The top two are for the Progressive Magazine with art director Nick Jelhen, while the proceeding two are from the Globe & Mail with David Woodside & Cinders McLeod.