Eileen O'Donnel at the Wall Street Journal called last week for some illustrations for their Books of the Year review. The list of books wasn't set yet, so she just asked for some images about books and reading. There's no big idea here, just find a style that could work. I sent her a bunch of drawings of people sitting in modern chairs reading and some Saul Bass-Art Goodman inspired lettering.
The double-truck design had to leave room for the list of books.