This piece for Phoenix New Times is a cover illustration for a story about the rising popularity of pinball among women in the city of Phoenix, which has female-owned pinball spots and female-orientated pinball fan groups! As with most editorial jobs it came with a super-short deadline, but the concept was so much fun!
The job was to design a pinball machine that was not male-focussed in terms of sexist and almost salacious artwork. I took inspiration from other pinball machine graphics, especially that of the old machines. It was fun to do something colourful, a nice change from my usually subdued colour palette.
I wanted to represent empowerment in terms of visual appeal, and that was a tough one. But overall I was happy with how it turned out, especially in the short time of just two days!