This Week in the Pacific Sun

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Cover art by Michael Schwab.

This week, it’s the Pacific Sun‘s annual Best of Marin issue, so you can read all about our readers’ favorite people and places in Marin County. Check out winners in categories that include Arts & Culture, Beauty, Health & Wellness, Everyday, Family, Fitness & Recreation, Food & Drink, Home Improvement and Romance. On top of that, we’ve got a piece on outgoing Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards’ recent talk in San Rafael and a review of Aurora Theatre’s production of ‘Eureka Day.’ All that and more on stands and online today!

About our cover artist: Award-winning graphic artist and longtime Marin resident Michael Schwab first gained acclaim in the Bay Area as a poster designer for productions such as Beach Blanket Babylon in the 1970s. Since then, he has established a reputation as one of the country’s leading logo and poster designers, working for clients like Apple, Golden Gate National Parks, San Francisco Opera and Robert Mondavi.

Known for utilizing negative space, Schwab lives and works by the artistic motto that “less is more.” His large-scale works and promotional posters regularly feature simply rendered silhouetted figures dramatically posed in front of striking colored backgrounds.

Whether he’s depicting Muir Woods or Muhammad Ali, Schwab celebrates the interplay between light and shadow and achieves a timeless minimalist harmony in his graphic art. Check out more of his work at michaelschwab.com.—Charlie Swanson

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