The Art of Being a (Modern) Gentleman

masons illustration series

This original artwork was created to illustrate a feature article for California Freemason that seeks to define “the modern gentleman” and explore the responsibilities of men in our world today. We played off the notion of an old fashioned, tailored suit juxtaposed with the qualities that “make the man,” such as mindfulness, learning, fidelity, community and humility.

We adapted the cover illustration for the Dec 2015/Jan 2016 issue into a canvas print that is ready for hanging and years of enjoyment. Advanced giclée printing on a gallery-grade, poly-cotton blend canvas hand-stretched over a solid wood 1.25″ thick frame. Transparent lamination protects from moisture and fading.



For 30 magazine issues and counting, Chen Design Associates has been designing and illustrating the California Freemason from cover to cover. 

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