Clients were very happy with the result.
The artwork was used on a number of promotional products and merchandise featured and sold in select stores statewide.
I got the green light and created the final art:
Long Island - Our Story
As part of the noteworthy and successful Newsday's “Long Island: Our Story” media campaign, I was selected to create artwork depicting significant historical events linked to Long Island. While there were plenty of notable events considered, the following three were selected:
Charles Lindbergh's first nonstop transatlantic flight — May 20,1927
Vanderbilt Cup Race - America’s First International Auto Race — October 8, 1904
Landing of the lunar module built on Long Island — July 20, 1969
After some research and discussions with the client, we settled on the approach, style and feel. I produced some preliminary studies/sketches and ideas for placement and use.
These were the finalists in the sketch phase: