Longmont illustrator Mark Ludy didn’t set out to be “the phone book artist.”
“Well, phone books, that was one of those things that came to me,” Ludy said. “I wasn’t looking to do phone books.”
But five years and more than a dozen covers later, Ludy’s artwork has been featured on the covers of the Front Door Direct phone books for Colorado cities including Greeley, Windsor, Loveland and Fort Collins.
“Their approach of using unique artwork for the covers I thought was brilliant,” he said. “Rather than just stock photography or just the same-old same-old, they made something - a coffee-table kind of thing to have.”