When I was a boy, Norman Rockwell’s paintings graced greeting cards, the covers of TV Guide, and even plates. I was a fan.
But Rockwell was himself a fan of the brilliant JC Leyendecker* whom he succeeded at The Saturday Evening Post. Though it had long been phased out by the time I was born, this Post design was the first one I really understood. It is an honor to get to play in Leyendecker and Rockwell's sandbox.
*Leyendecker also created the Arrow Shirt Collar man, the red-clad Santa Claus, and the New Year’s baby.