As we work on each new issue, many photographs pass through the Design Department that are enjoyed but not ultimately selected for inclusion. Certain unused images become favorites. This month I thought I'd create a little detour featuring some of those shots that wouldn't have gotten in otherwise, letting them have a discreet (and somewhat slow-loading) presentation here.
Starting in on the April issue, just to get warmed up in early March, I gathered images that related loosely to the name "Old Crow Medicine Show." (I found the plane on this German site.) In the long run, we only used the birds: they fit into the illustrations without drawing too much attention away from the musicians and they seemed somehow in keeping with the band's sound.