Print Club artist Joe Cruz has been busy working on more of his dynamic and instantly recognisable screen prints for Print Club London, but this Sunday we were thrilled to catch his commission for The Sunday Times Magazine. His signature reworking of found imagery with oil based, pastel chalks has been used to illustrate the feature on the launch of the new sequel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’
Birds of a feather: Harper Lee on the set of To Kill a Mockingbird in 1961, with Mary Badham, who played Scout. Illustrations by Joe Cruz.
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How did you find working for the Sunday Times on such a iconic subject?
“Working with the Sunday Times was a real pleasure, the art director Matt Curtis quickly understood my working process and gave me creative freedom and trusted my judgement, which is always reassuring.
The article itself, was extremely interesting and made all the more relevant with the current racial tensions building in America at present. “