Monday, April 23, 2012
Gabon Magazine Cover Illustration
Gabon Magazine contacted me to create a cover illustration for a special edition of the magazine to be distributed in China. The issue was all about China/Gabon trade relations and they wanted the cover to portray this. It was very interesting to learn a little bit about Gabon while creating the artwork. It sounds like a very beautiful country with interesting animals and many natural resources.
The chosen cover image is of a Phoenix (a very positive Chinese symbol) holding a lucky coin. The bird flys over a Gabon landscape highlighting some of Gabon's major trade assets (lumber and off shore oil).
It was a pleasure working with Mauro Perillo, the managing editor!
* The text on the above illustration isn't what was on the final printed version. It was a general cover template I was given to design around. But you get the idea.