humbly and true lover

Kostas Kanellopoulos Web & Graphic Designer / Illustrator


Project: Humbly and true lover
Category: Graphic Design

Agency: Kostas Kanellopoulos
Client: Personal project

Description: The illustration is a tribute to cicadas. Cicadas wait underground for 13 or 17 years to emerge. With just weeks (4-6) left to live, the males sing a chorus of species-specific songs to attract females of their own species.

The cicada life cycle has three stages: eggs, nymphs, and adults. Female cicadas can lay up to 400 eggs divided among dozens of sites—generally in twigs and branches. After six to 10 weeks, young cicada nymphs hatch from their eggs and dig themselves into the ground to suck the liquids of plant roots.