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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Mortgage Observer: 50 Important People

This is my first post here, so I'd be remiss if I didn't start by thanking Chris and the rest of the gang at Illostop for the invitation. Thank you for having me, I'm excited to be here.

The March issue of The Mortgage Observer highlights the 50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Financing. While I did not make the list, I had the good fortune of creating the cover. Art director Ed Johnson asked for something with a big 50 and skyscrapers. I was more than happy to oblige. What can I say, I like drawing buildings. That may or may not be related to the countless hours I wasted in my younger days playing Sim City 2000.

Below an alternate version with a bigger 50 and smaller city.

I also made some attempts at giving this a little more of a conceptual twist.

In the end, we went ahead with a pretty straight forward solution, which for a cover makes the most sense.


Scott Altmann said...

nice striking and bold design- good job!

Jason Raish said...

i think this one was the clear cut choice

John W. Tomac said...

Thanks, Scott

Jason, I agree. This was the one I was hoping they would pick.