Cover illustration for Neue Narrative issue no. 15! The main topic of this issue is „Leistung“ (eng. performance, output).

For the cover, I worked closely with the Neue Narrative team and we found a visual solution together: Performance is often portrayed as physical, for example with metaphors like engines, sports, muscles. We wanted to distance ourselves from that and find a different visual language.

The fantasy landscape with surreal architecture picks up on various issues of the core theme: e.g. that performance is not linear, that there are different paths, that achievement is often associated with privilege and discrimination, or that an achievement is only reached by several people working together.

Thanks to AD D. Wagner and the Neue Narrative team for this opportunity!