Tag: commission

16 Sep

Two new name illustrations

Chris Lane / illustration / / 0 Comments

A few months back I held a contest to win a custom name illustration to one lucky subscriber and showed an example of such. Tanner L was the winner and a while ago I finished his illustration, and thought I should share it here also. It works as a great example that the illustration can have any kind of names, not just family. Tanner chose four directors, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorcese, whose work has influenced him and his own work. I am rather happy with the result and Tanner was very much so as well. He left the color choice to me and I thought it was fitting to put this one as various shades of red on a black background as it fit with Tanner’s personality as well as the darker nature of the work of the directors.

Tanner's name illustration © Chris Lane Photo

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01 Dec

Who is your client?

Chris Lane / Art, Business, Design, photography / / 1 Comment

America's Cup Building - Valencia, Spain - David ChipperfieldAmerica’s Cup Building in Valencia, Spain, designed by architect David Chipperfield. image from Wikipedia under GNUFDL.

In all aspects of commercial work, be it graphic design, photography, commissioned fine art, or architecture you have a client. I was listening to an interview on a BBC Radio 3 podcast the other day with architect David Chipperfield and he briefly brought up the question for his own architectural work, “Who is ultimately the client?” This question intrigued me and I wanted to follow up on it further. After all, this question can really be put out to a much broader base than just architecture. Who, indeed is the client for the work you produce?

The Billpayer

Obviously, the one that is actually giving you the money to do your work is ultimately the client, right? They are the true decision maker, because without them,
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