This was a faster than usual last minute assignment from Aviva Michaelov over at the New York Times OP-ED page which ran in yesterday's paper. This one went from assignment to final in just over 2 hours. There's something about that kind of pressure that really crystalizes the process. No time for anxiety or fear, just searching for a solution. Thanks Aviva, for thinking of me.
The editorial discussed the new willingness and determination that Pakistan is exhibiting, as of late, when it comes to battling the Taliban within their border regions and major cities. Major operations have brought important captures of Al Qaeda and Taliban upper management. (article here)
I've included details of the final electronic file as well as the printed version. And even though a lot of detail and line gets lost in the blunt force of newspaper printing, I really like the textures that the printing process creates.
The image is basically made of a line drawing that was collaged-in with bits and pieces of an old camera advertisement from the 60's. Recognize any of the little bits?