Andrew J. Nilsen has been the art director at SF Weekly for the past three years in San Francisco, CA. Early this year Andrew found himself jobless after a change in ownership at the SF Weekly. The former white water rafting guide and flying trapeze instructor plans on pursuing independent design and illustration projects.
Andrew’s covers are notable for their heavy use of illustration and their artful and provocative content. “I think that in a time where everyone is walking around with a pocket-sized camera phone, illustration does a better job at capturing the public’s imagination and attention,” says Andrew. “Anyone might be able to take a photo with their phone, but not everyone can create a beautiful, smart, and well-composed piece of art from scratch.” We’ve got a collection of his favorite SF Weekly covers. SPD