John S. Dykes
APRIL 24, 2007
Speaking of Ken Smith at TIME.... Ken art directed the Spotlight page that ran for a couple of years (early 90's to around 98??). I had sent some samples in - a series of re-created FBI Wanted posters. Ken liked them, but wanted to see how I would handle celebs and others in the news (more recognizable figures). Jack Kevorkian was on the radar at the time so I worked up his portrait, color copied it and Fedexed it Ken. My timing was right, and he liked it - but Paula Jones was also in the news... So he asked me to create P.J. Then we went back and forth between the two - I placed Kevorkian in a jail cell to make it more focused... My wife drove them in (email? whats that?) on a Saturday AM, and they published the P.J. piece. It was always great to do those 'person of the week' Spotlights... Bring 'em back, TIME!
I called The Arkansas Excelsior Hotel and asked if they could fax their logo to me. HA! fax.