Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman 2005) and Football Player (J.C. Leyendecker)
Illustration is is strongest when there is a depiction of story. In the work of J.C. Leyendecker there are strong characters depicted in their prime moments whether it is a military homecoming or a football hero resting on the sidelines. These illustrations were essential to heyday of Madison Avenue. In Thank You for Smoking we see these advertising icons in a different light.