In December 2015 I worked with Politico to create this special edition magazine. My brief was to create 28 portraits of a significant person from each member state of the EU. I am no stranger to portrait commissions, however 28 in 30 days posed a new challenge.
As well as the 28 portraits I was asked to create 5 slightly more informative illustrations of the Europe’s most important figures. These looked slightly more into how they were shaping Europe’s future and what lay ahead for them. This is the sort of illustration I really enjoy doing, it combines the pencil detail of the portrait wit the more ‘Low Fi’ look of the Monoprinted people or backgrounds.
This image, which includes a shot of every portrait was created with the art director as the contents page. An extended version with plain colour backgrounds for each portrait was also used for there online edition of the mag.
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