When I redesigned and relaunched Stuff and Nonsense earlier this year, I made the decision early on to make Kevin Cornell's glorious Ace Face illustrations as much a part of the design process as well as my own visual design work. His early pencil drawings suggested to me ways to use colour, contrast and line-work that may not have occurred to me if I had simply placed his final painting into a finished layout.
Kevin's Ace Face drawings have become almost synonymous with the new Stuff and Nonsense and I began to wonder what the site would be like without them gracing the home page. How would another illustrator, approaching the job from their own perspective, affect the overall look and feel of the site? So it's time to find out.
The Burgerman Edition
For one week out of every month, Kevin's Ace Face will make way for a new interpretation by a different illustrator, and who better to kick-start things off than, the more talented than words can describe, Jon Burgerman. To my utter amazement, Jon agreed to create something truly, but unsurprisingly unique. In doing so he has made me realise just how different a feel a new illustration can create, even when nothing else on a page changes.
I give you The Burgerman Edition.