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37signals' REWORK Book Illustrations

This week, Jason, David and the team at 37signals have launched a site for REWORK, their new business book being released on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010.

I'm proud to say that I'm the illustrator for REWORK!

How'd That Happen?

I've been connected with Jason since 2007, after sketchnoting SEED 1, SEED 3 and Jason's solo talk at Milwaukee's Discovery World in September 2008.

Jason contacted me in September 2009 about illustrating the essays that make up REWORK, in my signature black & white sketchnote style.

Of course, I said yes!

When the project was complete, there were 88 sketchnote illustrations created, along with custom sketchnote typography for each of the chapter breaks.

Creating that many illustrations for conceptual essays, all geared to work together was quite a challenge. It was also a ton of fun.

Thanks for choosing me Jason and David — I truly appreciate it.

Illustration Samples

Here are 6 sample illustrations from REWORK — you can see the entire set of 88 illustrations in the REWORK Flickr set.

Planning is Guessing







Check out the REWORK site and order REWORK today!


Associations Now: Visual Thinking Feature Article PDF

Associations Now Illustration: CoverThe August issue of Associations Now Magazine is out and I've had many requests for copies of the magazine after writing up my illustration process a week ago.

Lisa Junker, the Editor-in-Chief of Associations Now Magazine has been taking requests for printed copies of the magazine.

In fact, the requests were so popular they've run out of spare copies to give away!

As a solution, Lisa and her team have created a PDF of the entire Visual Thinking feature article, with my cover and feature spread illustration work included.

If you enjoy the article, please leave a comment here to let the Associations Now team how much you appreciate their hard work.

Download The Associations Now Visual Thinking Feature (2.5MB PDF)

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