This past month brought many new clients, and among them was Erickson Air Crane, a company based in Portland that manufactures large scale helicopters. The gargantuan machines, characterized by an opening just underneath their doors are used for many tasks -- some that I had never would guessed involved a helicopter.
I was commissioned to create roughly 40 helicopter illustrations and a map showing their company's presence around the world. As you might imagine, it involved a lot less humor-writing than usual...and more straight illustration, but it was a great deal of fun.
A few examples of illustrated events or locations:
|Sears Tower, Chicago: They aided in construction and continue to do periodic A/C replacement.|
Logging and transmission line construction, Italy
|U.S. Capital Building, Washington DC -|
Statue of Freedom placement on dome.
|Firefighting in Hollywood, CA|
|Firefighting in Sydney, AU|
|Rhino in Malaysia: This past Christmas day,|
(covered on CNN) They saved a rhino trapped in a deep hole.
|Vancouver Olympics: remember the lack of snow|
for those winter games? Their helicopters brought snow
in from outside, allowing the ski events to happen.
|A helicopter with its various devices for service|
These helicopters remind me of the Transporter Eagles from the Space:1999 TV series. They're both essentially a drive cab up front, lift, and landing gear on a long spine with a deep cutout for mounting modular equipment.ReplyDelete
Kevin: Yes, you're right. I remember those things! (Who was the lead actor in that series? I think it was Martin LandauDelete