'I know the names of all seventy-two Lawlords. Among the greatest was Milord Rayleigh, who knew why the sky was blue. There was Milord and Lady Ayn Stein, who wrote the laws of relativity'.
Stuart Kolakovic interpreted the prisoner's memories of the Lawlords, the great scientists of the past. His illustrations, created through a mixture of hand-drawn and digital techniques, are reminiscent of both religious iconography and futuristic comics. They form part of a wooden altarpiece that depicts Einstein, Newton, and Rayleigh and their achievements.
Kolakovic is an illustrator and graphic novelist based in Staffordshire. Working under the pseudonym Herman Inclusus he has created a body of work that references both medieval illuminated manuscripts and Eastern European traditions of painting. He has worked for a wide variety of editorial and publishing clients including The New York Times, Lonely Planet, GQ Magazine and Penguin.
© Stuart Kolakovic, 2013