I don’t know if anyone else has this problem, but I am simply in love with the cover of Issue 2.
I am allowed to say that, because I had nothing to do with it. Well I did suggest Dan McCarthy’s work…and I did help choose the image…but other than that…
Tegan and I picked the image from an abundance of awesome choices at Dan McCarthy’s website and Tegan added the masthead and text (most brilliantly I think you’ll agree!).
I interviewed Dan and was just stoked beyond imagination that he let us use one of his images for our magazine.
The moon-lit, forested image we used named ‘Cold Moon ‘ was picked for our INTO THE WOODS issue because it has that perfect blend of whimsy, mystery and beauty.
McCarthy’s work includes a lot of forest imagery but I think his unique aesthetic lies in pitching the silhouette of a tree, a forest, a skeleton or even just electricity wires against the fading light of day or the deepest blue of a night lit by a million stars.
His exploration of things like mountains, forests, the banal beauty of suburbia or something as simple as an illuminated window in the dark of night is why I love his work so much.
Caution: don’t have your credit card in the vicinity when browsing McCarthy’s website. He sells print, art, posters and drawings at a very reasonable price…it’s down right dangerous!