Daniel Smith at The Wall St. Journal asked me to do these travel stickers, for a quiz feature. When he first assigned it the only direction was to pick a few of the countries and make some cool stickers. So, I submitted these sketches.
I figured I'd run into problems having to do with stereotypes, etc, but went for it regardless. He liked them but after their meeting they needed my imagery to be more specific to the content of the quiz, which was exciting subjects like iron ore and cement.
I ended up painting them twice to give him a variety of color choices.
Not sure which of these ended up running.
A happy coincidence to do all of these as well as Arrive Magazine's at once, I could really immerse myself.