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Conceptual portrait illustrations with hidden meaning behind. Commissioned by The New Republic.
Commissioned by The New Republic to illustrate for LIFER, a new column started in 2013. This bi-monthly section talks about one person each time. Interesting yet challenging, these are my  attempts to tell a story through portrait. 

Illustrator: Tang Yau Hoong | Creative director: Dirk Barnett | Year: 2013
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Eric Holder
Eric Holder, Cave man: Why The Attorney General Always Disappoints Himself. Read article
Martin O'Malley
He's Handsome, He's Progressive, He's A Rocker... And Man, Would Martin O'Malley Make A Lousy Presidential Candidate. Read article
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela's Less Attractive Legacy. How Will History Judge The World's Favorite Saint? Read Article
Huma Abedin
Ignore Huma Abedin: You Shouldn't Care About Political Wives. Read article
Cory Booker
Hassan Rouhani
More Reasons For Optimism About Iran's New President. Read article
Malala Yousafzai
"When The Taib Said, 'Which One Of You Is Malala,' I Squeezed My Friend's Hand. Malala Yousafzai Was Shot By The Taliban For Speaking Up. Now She's Telling Her Story. Read article
Terry McAuliffe
Terry McAuliffe's Shameless Makes Him Lovable. His Extremist Opponent Doesn't Hurt, Either. Read article
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan Has Gone From Bad To Dangerous: How The CNN HOst Discovered Gun Control. Read article
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