Monday, April 26, 2010

Pigeons

Pill power



Inspired by an article about The Pill. The pill is tied irrevocably to feminist history. It was central to the woman's movement of the sixties, and still remains a potent issue today.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Water footprint




It takes way more than one pint of water to make a pint of beer. It's used for processing the ingredients, making the containers and labels and in shipping. This is called embedded water. It's a problem because we (the developed world) are taking water from developing countries- who often have very scarce water supplies- via the goods we import. The water table in China is dropping one metre a year, so they say.

Yikes. What does all this mean? It means that fighting over oil will become an absurdity. What we really want is a long, cool drink of water.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Circadian Rhythms (aka No, I can't Spring Forward)



Yes, clockface. About our sleep patterns. There's something futuristic about the style of this, which I hadn't intended. I guess it fits the subject of my illustration, but talk about a happy coincidence.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hotel Stars




4? 5? 6? 7? How many stars makes a good hotel? What are the most number of stars you can get? The systems vary widely across the globe and recent announcements of 6 and 7-star hotels have broken through the historic 5 star ceiling. Where will this end?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Kremlin Kontrol



This is for an article I saw about how the Putin has tight control over the media in Russia. In the case of the recent bombings in Moscow, mainstream news channels did not report on the event for over an hour, and they did not interrupt their regularly scheduled programs. The article was nonsensical because it did not attempt to explain why this might have happened, ie. to stop people from panicking. Actually, this was only one of the reasons why the article was ridiculous, which is horrible because it comes from a well-known American news magazine. Hooray for both the Russian and American media! Why then would I choose to illustrate such an article? Because St. Basil's is pretty, that's why.

April Maternity Wardrobe

Ah, maternity clothes. I actually love being pregnant, but this is not reflected in what I wear. The days are long and the nights are fa...