One of the first projects I worked on last year when I started at Martha Stewart Living was to create an interesting design for the Table of Contents page in the July issue. The issue featured crafts, inspiration, and recipes from all 50 states, so the idea was to somehow represent that concept on a page. I spent a few days creating this paper construction (click on image to view larger):
Each state was handcut from thick stock and attached to pins at various heights. I attached string to some of the pins, so those states could be annotated with text on the page. Sadly, the paper art idea got killed at the last minute, but it was still fun to create this. Hopefully I can use this idea for another illustration assignment sometime!