With an idea based around the complexity of server software infrastructure, and using chess as a metaphor for this concept, the Art Director at the Frontline agency commissioned a chessboard illustration for the brochure cover. The pieces were to be replaced with servers, towers, and desktop computers. Starting with this creative brief, Stephen created a clean isometric design in Adobe Illustrator with a vivid blue, copper, and gold palette. He later added the reflections and textures to the chessboard in Photoshop. The resulting illustration provided an unambiguous graphic that communicated the concept clearly.

Art Direction: The Frontline Agency
Illustration: Stephen Franklin
Chess board with the pieces represented as desktop workstations and servers as the King or Queen.
Final artwork for the completed chessboard illustration.

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