The Greenpeace Magazine DE stands for journalism with an attitude.
For this issue they have chosen Europe as their topic and assigned a young German journalist to travel through nine European countries for a long reportage focusing on the youth of those countries. The working title is "Continent Utopia – Who else but us? On the way to the youth of Europe". She has visited the following countries: Poland, Hungary, Romania, Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Scotland and Belgium.
The central questions were: Which visions do young people develop? Which are the immediate problems they have to deal with? What are their views on the political situation? How do they engage in something (politics, environmentalism etc.)? Which emotions are driving them considering an uncertain future?
This is where I came in with this paper-design illustration : "Make a wish".
I voluntarily made no roughs, no drafts for this image. This brings me to create more instinctively.
The aim was to put forward all the things that do not please me in this world.
By leaving a star at the top, symbol of Europe, I also wanted to suggest hope.
Because hope can be a powerful key for a better future.