Jonathan Franzen poster by Kyle McGuire

Jonathan Franzen Poster

This poster was commissioned to promote a reading by author Jonathan Franzen for the California College of the Arts MFA in Writing program.

The design is based on the idea that Franzen uses his powers of keen observation —expressed through bird watching, a professed interest— of the nuances of daily life (empty coffee cups) and applies this frenetic energy to his writing to produce scrupulously rendered portraits of contemporary life.

The poster design was conceived, completed, and delivered to a very pleased client within three days of receiving the initial commission.