An interview with WSJ

I recently did an interview with the WSJ Digital Media team. They were eager to learn how I developed the iconic Wall Street Journal Hedcut style.

Wassily Kandinsky

I’m including a few illustrations I created while on staff at The Journal:

This is an illustration of ‘The Big Three’ at Yalta, concluding the Second World War.

Above, a typical hedcut portrait, and below, another…

Sometimes, a conceptual illustration was needed:

The Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky, an early, graphic hedcut.

Here are a couple of shots of the interview room. We chatted via video link…

Here, I was showing an early drawing to explain how I arrived at my illustration technique.

Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy the interview that follows. I was gratified to give the history of the hedcut to the team at WSJ!

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