Max Bartram
Why so panicky?

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I created this book as my graduation project. I have chosen to explore the uncomfortable topic of panic attacks by showing it through illustration. Anxiety disorders are widespread, and it is of significant relevance to further address this topic. Since panic attacks can be an overwhelming and in general not very enjoyable topic, I decided to approach it in a lighthearted way.

How was the illustration used:
The book has 86 pages and consits mainly of illustrations but is also accompanied by some text information.

How did you make this work:
All illustration were done digitally in Photoshop. I used a flat brush for blocking out the colors and a grainy brush for lightning and texturing. The book was printed 15 times, but I may reprint it, if there comes the opportunity to do so.

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HMKW Berlin
Graphic design and visual communication
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Max Bartram is a Berlin based Illustrator and Graphic Designer. He graduated in early 2021 and worked in advertisement agencies. Recently he has done freelance illustration for small editorial projects and is looking forward to pursuing a career in illustration for branding and editorial. He is always interested in exploring and refining his visual library and illustration styles.