October 05, 2011

New York Times: Public Domain

I was commissioned to illustrate an Op-Ed piece for today's New York Times. The essay, written by Peter Decherney, describes the impact of a 1996 decision by Congress to drastically limit the number of intellectual properties that artists would be allowed to draw from without fear of copyright infringement.
My illustation is an interpretation of the idea that creatives (in this case a film director) would need to go through a legal process to use fictional characters/stories (in this case an ogre) in their projects. You can read the article, and see the illustration in context here. Thanks to Aviva Michaelov for the great assignment!
New York Times : "Contract Signing"

No comments: