Prae is a Hungarian contemporary literary magazine. This issue's main subject was Lady Gaga, and particularly her arm tattoo, which is a quote from Rainer Maria Rilke:
"In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?"
I was asked to create a cover illustration that captures this connection between the two artists, these seemingly conflicting individuals. I chose bold, flashy colours and forms to display Lady Gaga's eccentric personality and also to create a surreal space for their meeting.
Art direction: Miklós Szalay
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