Illustrator Joe Magee / The Guardian G2 Magazine, Bad Rating

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I created this series of illustrations for The Guardian’s G2 magazine, 20 February 2017, working with Guardian art director Ellen Wishart. The article, by Chitra Ramaswamy, focusses on how popular apps like AirBnB and Uber can facilitate prejudice by enabling users to deny each other on the grounds of, for example, what they look like on their profile photograph (ie on the grounds of race etc). The writer questions whether the lauded Sharing Economy is just a spontaneous deregulation movement (‘companies deregulating themselves’). Because of the gravity of the article I opted for a stark style using just two colours and a distressed texture, and extended this from the cover through the interior images.

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