I had the opportunity to take some personal time to work on an illustration project with a very talented friend, Ace (establishedculture.com). He came up with the idea to work on set of design posters based off of iconic Hollywood characters, and use that platform to develop our skills and collaborate remotely. He started out with the initial illustration of Marilyn Monroe, and I incorporated the masthead with a custom font second. Initially this started out as a chance to get my hands dirty in illustrator with no limitations and another willing person to bounce ideas off of, and it evolved into an art deco inspired piece where I was able to really take my time to develop some letter forms from scratch. Take a look at my final piece here and check out Ace's take on it on his site!