The brief: Illustration for book cover.
The context: Munich based editorial design specialist Andrea Glanegger asked me to create a customized illustration for acclaimed author Rafik Schami`s anthology about the theme of marriage in the context of world literature, titled „In praise of marriage“. It was edited by Zurich based publishing house Manesse, under the roof of Penguin Random House.
What I did: The initial idea was to create the image of a happy couple riding a bicycle, while the two bicycle tyres could also be seen as symbol of two golden wedding rings. I tryed out several fine line drawing versions, in a rather vintage-orientated style. Due to printing reasons, a more simplified and bold version was chosen, with some elements highlighted in golden print on a canvas hardcover.