Cover of the Day, November 22, 2010

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SF Weekly, November 17, 2010
Art Director: Andrew Nilsen
Illustration: Andrew Nilsen

  • Andrew Nilsen

    I know this is old news but I am catching up on my SPD posts... Yeah, I definitely got lost in the vortex ... over and over. Just ask my coworkers how weird I was that day. And it was lots of trial and error, all done in Adobe Illustrator. I referenced some optical illusions I found online and then created the pill-shaped bit, set up some step and repeat actions and let 'er rip till I got something close. I was just glad the editor agreed to no headline as I had the hardest time figuring out how to get typography to work with this.

  • Mike Solita

    This is so trippy -- love how the colors vibrate. I want to paint my apartment walls like this. :)

  • Nancy Stamatopoulos

    Totally psychedelic, man. I stared at this for 30 seconds and was transported back to chillin' in the basement — black light posters and ELP playing on the stereo. Beautiful cover, well done! So the big question, Andrew, how on earth did you do this illustration??? (and not get lost in the vortex...)

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