Sunday, November 18, 2007

An Island Holiday

This Illustration ran on the front page of this morning's edition of The (Bergen) Record. It accompanied a news story on the easiest ways in and out of Manhattan for all of the holiday festivities beginning with Thursday's parade and continuing through the festivities in Times Square Dec. 31. Also running was a column on the pitfalls of driving and parking in New York City. One would think people who live on the Jersey side of the Hudson River would be well versed in navigating the streets of Manhattan, especially the large portion of people who commute there during the week for work. Who knows, maybe they need a reminder of how to do these things when there is an influx of tourists and shoppers around the holiday season.

I think this was a great opportunity to use illustration. What was the alternative? A file photo of the tree in Rockefeller Center? I think a fresh image trumps a year-old photo most of the time.