Client: Das Magazin
I was asked by Das Magazin (one of the most prominent literary magazines of the Benelux)
to create a series of illustrations for their 21st edition “‘The Stranger.”
My illustrations accompanied three short stories. Even though they were all written by a different author, the stories still had a common theme — they were all puzzling with a hint of mystery.
I tried to cultivate this sense of mystery in my illustrations by striking a balance between hiding and showing certain elements in order to trigger the reader’s fantasy. The combination of wide and cropped images are designed to convey this tension by revealing some things, but not too much.