Magazine cover featuring dramatic photography

Celebrating Statehood

Celebrating Statehood magazine cover began with a photography session involving an absolutely beautiful horse and rider near Sonoita, Arizona.

I took  the saguaro cactus photo in Sabino Canyon, North of Tucson.  I combined the photographs with my logo design and other graphic elements to generate a piece of work that warms my heart every time I look at it.

The cover design represents an ongoing and successful branding campaign for Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, in Sierra Vista, AZ.  The process started with a new logo, about ten years ago.  Since then the logo has appeared on a variety of print pieces, all featuring dramatic human-interest photography.

The results have been dramatic. The ‘gathering’ is now well-known across the nation, with numerous awards.

They were already good.  The branding efforts just put the icing on the cake.