Illustrations for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics

In a few months the 2012 London Olympics will be in full swing. In the years prior to the commencement of an Olympics, a vast number of people are involved in creating the identity and imagery for the event. In 1995, during my first year as a freelance illustrator, I was lucky to participate in the creation of images for the 1996 Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Relay in the United States. Read more

bighorn sheep

Kings Canyon National Park

bighorn sheep

 

An elusive bighorn sheep stands guard in the shadows at Kings Canyon National Park.  Kings Canyon and Sequoia actually border each other and may be considered to be one park.  I’m eager to get back there and hopefully I’ll be lucky enough to spot a bighorn sheep.
This poster was created in Adobe Illustrator using a minimal palette similar to the WPA National Parks posters of the 1930s.

Steve Forney’s Kings Canyon National Park is available in various sizes as a giclée print at art.com

Steve Forney’s San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

golden gate bridge

 

I happy to announce the latest in my famous world landmarks series – San Francisco. This one has been planned for quite some time, but I hesitated to create it. At first it appeared that there were too many letters in “San Francisco” to fit in the space under the image. Paris, London or New York all fit with ease and are legible. San Francisco is a tight squeeze yet it does manage to work.

Steve Forney’s San Francisco is available at art.com.