Type Editorial Illustration
Publication New Reader Magazine
Issue 01, "MULTIVISION"
Editor Ma Dominique Dela Paz
Maiden issue commission from New Reader Magazine. The original cover drawing had a darker spin. The subject of the cover is inspired from images of Janus, the god of Time and Space, who is usually depicted with two faces in antiquity. However, I took liberty and gave him/her several more facial features to depict an almost insect-like multivision. The other inspiration is the robot from Metropolis (1927), which I thought portrayed a very fitting and retro-futuristic image of a visionary creation, both dangerous and beautiful. The revised image was given a more vivid palette to reflect a lighter tone with the magazine's first issue.
There were several spot illustrations commissioned for the interior of the magazine. All of them accompanied by prose or poetry.