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