illustration for time magazine

Just like Wall Street, only richer.

This satirical map illustrated an article published on March 4, 2012 in the New York Times Magazine which argues that London had “surpassed” Wall Street as a center of global finance, primarily because of excessive American financial regulation. New York is shown beset by the “Thicket of Tough Rules” and “Litigious Hordes,” as “Clouds of Paperwork” threaten. London sits in a “Sea of Simple Systems” and the “Bay of Better Banking,” under the “Friendly Financial Skies” of Europe.

American Girls
TIME Magazine

For this article about teenage girls and social media, I was given the opportunity to illustrate something very familiar. Part of the article tells about a group of teenagers hanging out at the Boca Raton mall in South Florida, near where I grew up. I know the aesthetic of the sun-bleached teenagers in this area all too well, and I enjoyed painting them as though from memory. The article itself painted teenage girls as too connected to their online “brand”, no longer concerned with introspection and daydreaming. But I lived there, and I was definitely the introspective sort, and I think plenty of girls still are. So my picture shows one girl off on her own, considering her reflection, lost in thought. 

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Pino Daeni (November 8, 1939 – May 25, 2010) was an Italian-American book illustrator and artist. He is known for his style of feminine, romantic women and strong men painted with loose but accurate brushwork. Considered one of the highest paid book illustrators of his time, he created over 3,000 book covers, movie posters and magazine illustrations.

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Pino Daeni (November 8, 1939 – May 25, 2010) was an Italian-American book illustrator and artist. He is known for his style of feminine, romantic women and strong men painted with loose but accurate brushwork. Considered one of the highest paid book illustrators of his time, he created over 3,000 book covers, movie posters and magazine illustrations.