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For Patrick

MAY 11, 2010
The final image. Reviewing it now, I'd tweak a few things: the position of the slide or those chains on the swings for example...
Below is the progression of sketches for this half-page editorial illustration for "Rethinking Schools" magazine which is designed by Patrick Flynn in Madison, Wisconsin. It was a bit of a toss-up but we agreed that the last sketch would work best.
The article was written by a middle school teacher who believes that the pressures of standardized testing not only cause a stultifying "teach to the test" mentality in schools and students and that, in her case, teachers that protest are sometimes punished for advocating for their students. In her case, elective classes were removed in favor of remedial reading classes.
Topical: Editorial  work