Commission by QED Publishing, I created artworks for the covers and for each of the 96 pages in each of the books of the series What’s the issue? by Tom Jackson. Hackers, Future Humans, Climate Change and Fake News are the four titles part of this series. They tackle current subjects, with a focus on critical thinking, debate and encouraging one’s own informed opinion. They are aimed at teenagers but suitable for everyone.
Hackers is the first book. The brief gave me plenty of scope to unleash the potential of my visual metaphors, whimsical humour and impossible machines. It allowed me to explore my creativity while learning about the history of hacking.
The second one, Future Humans, reflects on what the future might be like with advancements in technology. With a focus in evolution, it provides hypotheses on how we might control and change our minds and bodies in future times, the treatment of disease and disability and our relationship with death.
Climate Change helps us understand what we know about climate change, what happens next and possible ways to fix it. It supplies a great source of information and sheds further light on the crisis, highlighting the urgent need for action.
Lastly, Fake News explores the responsibilities and power of the media. It underlines its current relevancy and how it has equally been present all throughout history. It reflects on what is at stake when we think about fake news, to help young people understand this difficult subject and provide them with the tools to form their own opinions.