The assignment was to design a magazine about any topic; I chose technology. This submission was the opening of the feature spread of that magazine project.
I was inspired by the photo used in the spread. I wanted to create a layout that was dynamic and full of motion. To start, I created a blueprint style illustration on the photo. Then I used the horizontal bars to convey the the runner's forward motion, while the fragmented face gives a sense of high speed.
Image source: Ian Maddox (ianmaddoxphotography.com)
The resulting spread conveys the idea of the article: athletes with robotic limbs are able to out perform the able-bodied. The horizontal bars and fragment of the face connote this super human story.