WIRED "engaged" illustration
following the full page illustration that i created for the july 2010 issue of WIRED magazine, i was asked to contribute a spot for the august issue.
the illustration appears in the "release notes" section of the mag where behind the scenes stories are told about each issue.
my image accompanies a story about a WIRED contributing editor who visited the doctor complaining of back pain. the doctor asked the editor if he was engaged. the editor said "no" and asked why. the doctor replied by telling him that the most common trigger he sees in men complaining of back pain is the wedding process. the anecdote inspired the editor to research how stress causes physical discomfort, which led to him writing a feature titled "under pressure" in the issue.