For the art this season, we wanted to draw a strong connection to Cleveland. We cover the criminal justice system, but it’s the police stations, apartment buildings, parks, bars, and neighborhood street corners that are the settings for most of the stories. We worked with Moth Studio, an award-winning animation team in London, to recreate locations from each episode.
Cleveland has a number of beautiful murals and street art. Inspired by that art as well as murals in other cities, we commissioned six artists to create an illustration for each episode that we could then superimpose onto each setting. Read more about each animation and the illustrators below.
Curious how these animations came together? We wrote about that, too.
— Whitney Dangerfield, Digital Editor