This style of illustrative portraits would work well with this newspaper because of its simplicity. The simple illustrations combined with its very precise attention to detail creates a uniform yet stylised characterisation.
The horizontal asymmetry brings ambivalence to the design, yet is balanced as it its placed in the very center of the space. The block type in both halves portraits the ideas and feelings of the person. I appreciate the contrast of cool and warm colors in order to reinforce the message.