Die Verwandtschaft (The Kinship)
The wonderful writer and stage director Christoph Rath of KMU Productions approached me to design and illustrate a scifi/fantasy book cover for his latest theater play 'Die Verwandtschaft' (The Kinship). The story is set in several locations and times but one important setting is an ancient port city of Hob. Through the ages we experience the emergence of a new kind of human. A very peculiar kind.
It may strike you that the composition seems somewhat empty but from the outset it was clear that a very prominent title would be set on top of the illustration.
On the left you see a closeup of my interpretation of Hob, the port city. The image on the right is the finished layout with the blank spaces occupied by type.