The Journal of Undergraduate Geography, Vol. 7, 2021
Digital illustration for a journal cover
Project Type: Freelance 
Client: University of Toronto
Role: Graphic Designer
Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Procreate
The cover design is inspired by the themes in Landmarks: The Journal of Undergraduate Geography, Vol. 7. The aim is to explore the pressing issues that arise today such as sustainable living, food security, and health, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the complexity within the balancing of privacy and surveillance in our society.
The overshadowing by local and global power structures are visually depicted through the enlargement of the building and the canned goods on shelves in contrast to the reduced scale of the people walking (socially distanced). The satellites surrounding the earth in the center, represent surveillance. The theme and three principles of sustainability (environment, social, and economic), are echoed through depictions of people (social; human); Bosco Verticale tower (environmental); surveillance satellites and canned goods (economic). Conceptually, the work encompasses the essence of a “landmark”; identified as a turning point in something such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which has opened conversations.

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