New work: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade by Matthew Rolston (updated with commentary by Emil Wilbekin)

For Essence‘s February cover story, creative director Greg Monfries and editor-at-large Emil Wilbekin worked with Matthew Rolston on a romantic-getaway photo story featuring actress Gabrielle Union and NBA star Dwyane Wade, who are also a gorgeous couple in real life. The idea was to show Gabrielle looking fabulous in resort-luxe attire, with Dwyane at his […]

Grids’ Cover of the Day: Kwaku Alston’s Michelle Obama portrait for Essence

. Grids, the blog of the Society of Publication Designers, featured Kwaku Alston‘s Essence cover portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama as yesterday’s Cover of the Day. Congratulations to Kwaku and Essence creative director Greg Monfries and photo editor Rebecca Karamehmedovic! Kwaku has posted additional portraits of the First Lady at his blog, along with […]