My illustration for DER SPIEGEL was voted “Germany’s Cover of the Year 2018”! And I didn’t even prepare a speech! Thanks to the jury - a Who Is Who of the German Editorial scene, voted my cover about Merkel’s time running out as the No. 1 Cover.
I remember that my wife Paula had to do Merkel’s iconic hand gesture and I was walking around her and tried to come up with anything you can make out of that. When I had the idea of combining Merkel’s iconic hand gesture with a sandglass, I felt that it was something special and had the potential to look great. But it took some time to get it right. Big thanks to AD Katja Kollmann, who convinced everyone at DER SPIEGEL that this could work!
More about the outcome and quotes from the jury at www.cover-des-monats.de