Lucie Langston
Rising Pandemic — Rising Debt


Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I was asked to work on the rising debt due to the pandemic, especially concerning the elderly: focusing on the rising demand for public debt consultation based on the experience of a retired woman who lost her mini-jobs due to the pandemic, forcing her to ask for government aid for the first time. I belive social problems like dept, addiction, mental health etc. should become more visible.

How was the illustration used:
It is an editorial illustration for the BISS Magazine, Munich’s newspaper for the homeless. The article was on the rising debt due to the pandemic especially concerning the elderly who can no longer make ends meet.

How did you make this work:
This is a two-layered illustration created digitally on my IPad with an Apple Pencil and the procreate drawing app. It is most important to me to translate my analog color pencil style into the digital world without loosing authenticity. In addition my layering technique works very similar to the screen printing methods. The two colours of black and a special red was a specification by the client.

Commissioner Name :
BISS Magazine – Bürger in sozialen Schwierigkeiten (Munich‘s newspaper for the homeless)
Commissioner Company :
BISS Magazine – Bürger in sozialen Schwierigkeiten e.V.
Commissioned for:
BISS Magazine – Bürger in sozialen Schwierigkeiten e.V.

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University of Applied Sciences Mainz
Communication Design
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Lucie Langston is an illustrator and comic artist based in Europe. During girlhood drawing was her escapism and later became her voice to reflect life. Being influenced by women of illustration emerging from “Neue Mainzer Schule” and inspired by Ulli Lust, a detailed, often atmospherical yet thought provoking style developed.