Kouzou Sakai
The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The editor extracted the important factors from each month’s research report about infectious diseases. Based on multiple factors, I created a series of covers that captured the key theme of each issue.

How was the illustration used:
Scientific journal covers

How did you make this work:
01 February issue is “a parasite called Opisthorchis viverrini” 02 April issue is “Middle East respiratory syndrome(MERS)” 03 The theme of August issue is “Scabies in care homes” 04 November issue is “a parasitic worm, Onchocerca volvulus” 05 December issue is “a new fungus that causes infection and death in the US”

Commissioner Name :
Marco De Ambrogi
Commissioner Company :
Elsevier Ltd
Commissioned for:
The Lancet Infectious Diseases

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Born in the Japanese countryside, Kouzou spent his childhood surrounded by a wealth of nature. Having graduated from the Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology in Tokyo, plants and animals remain at the heart of his work as a freelance illustrator. Now represented by Folio Art, he is building an impressive client list that includes BBC, Microsoft and CNN.