The cover illustrations for the Naguid Mahouz books in the photographs are by the award winning freelance illustrator and self-described ‘caveman in a high-tech world” Anthony Russo. Russo’s impressive portfolio includes work for Rolling Stone, The New York Times (here is an example of his work http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/29/opinion/29terkel.html) and Random House. His cover for the New Yorker published in November 2003 (http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/11/24/031124fa_fact1) is representative of his trademark black and white graphic style that contains Cubist and German Expressionist influences. He uses a primitive style in order to try and convey the emotion of a subject. As he explains in his own words:
"It’s about communication with images…and how basic that is to our nature"
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