The Intercept 

Publishing Date: 2020
Role: Illustrator

I worked with the editorial team at the Intercept to create an editorial illustration for their feature story: Letters from Eloy Prison. The letter was written by a detainee in Eloy Prison who took great risk to report on the conditions of the prison during lockdown.

The goal of the artwork was to achieve a tonal balance with the serious nature of the story, while at the same time feeling in line with the editorial design strategy of the Intercept.

To achieve this, I relayed heavily on the brand colors of the Intercept: blue, black, and green. The main character is heroed in red to draw attention of the eye as well as hit an emotional connection of alarm.