The Newbury

In the fall of 2019, illustrator Veronica Lawlor was asked by Tzelan Design to create a series of on-site reportage illustrations of the most beautiful neighborhood in Boston, to be used for a campaign to announce the launch of The Newbury Hotel, a re-imaging of the class Ritz-Carlton. The hotel sits at the entrance to the Boston Public Garden, with a perfect view in every season.

Veronica’s delicate line and colour interpretations of Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, and the Boston Public Garden were turned into a series of postcards, and can be found on all of the hotel collateral, from gift bags to umbrellas. A selection of the illustrations are shown here.

“At times like these,” Veronica says, “I feel so lucky to be a reportage illustrator. My work combines all of the things I love to do – drawing, traveling, meeting people, and spending time in beautiful places.”

The hotel continues to have a relationship with the illustrator, and commission her to create their yearly holiday card.

You can read more about this reportage HERE.

Chase Private Client Arts & Culture Campaign

In 2014, Chase Private Client sent  illustrator Veronica Lawlor across the United States to create reportage illustrations of cultural icons of American cities. Veronica spent two weeks traveling across the country, visiting NYC, Miami, Seattle, Columbus, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and many more. In total, she created 22 on-site illustrations, that were used by Chase in their marketing materials for the Private Client Arts & Culture program. In December her illustration of a classic holiday scene was used as an animated poster in many branches across the country.

“This is what is called a dream job,” said Veronica.

Agency: Bradley and Montgomery

Awards: A Silver Addy award for the campaign. American Illustration Selected for the Public Market illustration.

Canson Pad Illustration

For over 450 years, Canson Paper has been one of the leading fine arts papers in the world. So illustrator Veronica Lawlor was thrilled when she was asked to create cover illustrations for their new Artist Series line.

“I enjoyed the challenge of working in different mediums to find the right feeling for the various paper types. Plus I had the opportunity to work with all of them!”

From top to bottom: Cagrain drawing paper, acrylic paper, tracing paper, vellum, and marker paper: Next time you are visiting your local art supply store you just might spot one of these babies in the wild.

US Inauguration Reportage

In 2009, on the heals of one of the most historic elections in US history, Dominick Santise traveled to Washington D.C. to document the 2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama.

This was my 2nd or 3rd time in D.C., I wasn’t prepared for what I saw. D.C. wasn’t prepared for what came. The metro lines were overwhelmed, people were climbing trees because The Mall wasn’t big enough to hold the crowds, it was wild. Positive. Jubilant.”

Returning in 2013 and 2017 he has made a personal commitment to document the peaceful transfer of power that has set the tone for nearly 250 years, even if it means from his living room couch during the COVID lockdown.

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