cover run

aspire magazine cover illustration . 2014

aspire magazine december 2014 wraparound cover . 2014 

just before december, i was approached by etihad airways to work on a commissioned illustration for their december issue of aspire magazine. the brief was to visually communicate the launch of the a380 in etihad's fleet, and to focus on abu dhabi as a modern city, with it's culture & heritage intact, using etihad's brand colors, with an occasional pop of color here & there!
with an extremely tight deadline to work with, i came up with the final illustration shown above, which was used as a wraparound on the version by reflecting a mirrored version of the illustration onto the arabic cover., which works quite well in my opinion.
i'm really happy to have had the opportunity to work with etihad airways on their first ever illustrated cover for aspire magazine. it's been awhile since i worked on commissioned, client based work & i hope to receive more opportunities like this in the future.
thank you etihad for the opportunity. also, thank you capsule arts for initiating the collaboration.
if you're traveling this month on etihad, make sure to pick up a copy. if not, here's an online version of their december issue.