hemispheres: zodiac race

the chinese zodiac is based on a ancient myth that the entire animal kingdom raced across a river, with the 12 winning animals included and creating the order in the zodiac calendar. artist duke riley recently re-raced the 12 winners which yielding a slightly different order. the illustration i created is not a visualization, but a completely faithful recreation of this event.
art direction: christine bower-wright

animation, illustration

google: exquisite forest

the wonderful creative folk at the googles have launched a new project in conjunction with the tate modern in london, the exquisite forest. the site is a collaborative art project conceived of by aaron koblin and chris milk, where users create short animations that build off one another while exploring a specific theme.

working with the amazingly named ben tricklebank, i was tasked with creating illustrations for the introductory video that presents the exquisite forest. along with the website, a physical installation of the exquisite forest is on display at the tate modern. if you happen to visit or reside in london, be sure to check it out.
creative direction: ben tricklebank / animation: justin young

> the exquisite forest introduction


fast company: let 1 trillion data bloom

a piece for fast company magazine which looks at big data firms, and specifically how healthcare is using big data to analyze information they had previously been unable to examine. don’t forget to eat your data vegetables. bonus, the writer of this article is farhad manjoo, a regular contributor over at slate. hey farhad, i’m now your official illustrator.
art direction: claire eckstrom

fastco: big changes are ahead for the health care industry, courtesy of big data, by farhad manjoo.