Vault: Einstein

preview detail illustration of albert einstein

Another real pre-digital oldie. It speaks for itself. An easy subject really—but also recognisible enough for portfolio purposes.

illustration of albert einstein

Case Study

I was selling my work to Newspapers and magazines so this type of celebrity subject was effective in drumming up interest.

I had Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’sEinstein on the Beach‘ music-theatre/opera work very much in mind when I did this.

Most people know of, and recognise Einstein but—most of us have absolutely no idea of even the most fundamental aspects of his work. He’s become more of an image more than a scientist. He’s iconic.

Illustration: John White
Media: Studio Markers, Polychromo Pencils, Paper