Illustration for NYU Scope mag about the role of beer in ancient Egypt. Archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a massive brewery dating from about 3000 BCE in Abydos, which is the first proof that inhabitants of the Nile Valley brewed quantities comparable to modern commercial operations. Thanks to AD Tim Baldwin for the fun project!
Arizona Highways: A second wind
Double page illustration for Arizona Highways about the discovery of ancient flutes in caves on the Navajo and Hopi lands in Northern Arizona. Some well known musicians have taken an interest in them, spurring a resurgence in bringing back a tradition that was taken away when the tribes were being assimilated into American culture.
Thanks to Creative Director Keith Whitney for the fun assignment!
Latest piece for Internazionale magazine about the legacy of violence in the struggle for freedom in South Africa.
From an article by Sisonke Msimang. Thanks to Alberto Notarbartolo, as always.
Paris Publishing: Beowulf
Cover illustration and lettering for the ancient epic poem Beowulf, published by Paris Publishing Company.
Two illustrations for Internazionale magazine about the controversial long-term sexual relationship between Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved woman Sally Hemings. Historians now broadly agree that he was the father of her six children, and according to author Robin Morgan, this is "a tale of power over, of rape, of blatant ownership".
Internazionale: A communist LSD trip
Two illustrations for Internazionale magazine about he history of Czechoslovak LSD, which is one of the greatest phenomena of the second half of the 20th century according to the author Aleksander Kaczorowski.
Thanks to Alberto Notarbartolo, as always!
An illustration for Columbia College Today describing the intensified anxieties about the 2020 elections, and the complicated history of the right to vote in the US. Author Michael Waldman.
Thanks to AD Eson Chan, as always!
Arizona Highways: The Exodus Trail
Three illustrations for Arizona Highways about the Exodus Trail: in 1875, both the Yavapai and the Apache people were removed from their Rio Verde reservation in Arizona and force-marched by U.S. soldiers in terrible conditions, nearly 200 miles, to the barren desert of San Carlos. In December 2016, a group of hikers walked the same trail and mapped it with GPS. Thanks to AD Keith Whitney for the great assignment.
Cover illustration of BBC World Histories about how the Romans have shaped the world of today.
Seven experts discuss the enduring legacies of Roman expansionism, including humour, food and government.
Thanks to AD Susanne Frank, as always!
Cover illustration for BBC World Histories about how the views of the Aztec people have long been shaped by accounts written by Spanish invaders and colonial settlers. If we focus instead on the Aztecs' own records, a very different picture emerges. Thanks to AD Susanne Frank and editor Matt Elton, as always!
Recent works and news from my illustrator activity.