New cover Esquire from the Philippines
Editor: Kristine Fonacier
Art Director: Paul Villariba
Cover Artist: John Ed De Vera (better known as @battery_full)
Photographer: Paul del Rosario
About: Esquire Philippines took their July 2016 issue to discuss the most pressing threats to urban life in the Philippines: traffic. To illustrate the torturous state of the Philippines’ transportation, Esquire enlisted the help of John Ed De Vera, a globally-renowned Filipino artist who is better known on Instagram as @battery_full. De Vera's used his unique style of paper craft to create an artistic translation of a common scene in urban Philippines, specifically Metro Manila—traffic jams, a faulty trains, and general over-crowding, always made worse by bad weather. Inside, Esquire consulted with urban planners and motoring journalists for a feature on the state of traffic, alongside other automotive-related stories."