Every year the Alaska Business Publishing Company holds the Best of Alaska Business Awards. As is custom, they commission a local artist to supply original artwork for the cover of the special issue. Fortunately, this year, they offered the opportunity to me, and I jumped all over it.
While talking to them, I realized that the artwork wasn’t just cover art, but also a design scheme for the entire event. With that in mind and a few loose directions, I got to sketching.