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A series of spots to accompany a 'crib-sheet' of info-graphics for Alberta Oil magazine which offered a chance to bring in some nature & life to a fact-oriented article. The whale illustration covered "Long live king natural gas" is about less emissions getting into the atmosphere overall; the snail works as a metaphor for "It's not just canadian oil moving in these pipelines anymore" & finally, the hermit crabs are about oil sands innovation & technology. These illos were super fun to work on as the factual basis of the article allowed for many conceptual options as can be seen by the extensive roughs below.

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This is the set we (obviously) decided to go with.

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These roughs used sport to convey the message behind each story… likely inspired by the Olympics that were going on at the same time.
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Here, more iconic/conceptual options were explored, but admittedly feel a bit cold compared with the chosen oceans theme or the above athletics options.
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Finally, the last semi-resolved set used space-exporation but fell short as a useable conceptual direction… this time.