For Fast Company magazine's March/April 2018 issue I was commissioned to create 4 illustrations for the big article
"Top 10 Most Innovative Companies By Category".
My categories were:
1) AR/VR - using the example of home improvement through virtual reality and augmented reality
2) Marketing and Advertising - visualizing the new trend "No Brand is the New Brand"
3) Data Science - referencing the artificial intelligence text app "Textio" which helps "puzzle together" compelling texts
4) Gaming - referencing Super Evil Megacorp's e-sport hit "Vainglory"
The challenge was to not show any mobile devices or computers so I kept it old school, hand made and fun!
The illustration for the category "Gaming" for example is my favourite in the series and a take on the concept of the e-sport game "Vainglory" which players only play on mobile devices (usually tablets). So I thought: well what do you play with then? Your hand! So I transformed a bit of polymer clay and some paper into a sword wielding orc-green warrior!
But of course creating a funky VR space for furniture or a custom made puzzle(!) or a clay juice box was a lot of fun too and as for the puzzle: quite a brain stretch!
Design Director: Ted Keller
Crafts, Photos: Ollanski
Materials: paper, polymer clay, acrylic paint
Magazine and Website (March/April 2018)
Work in Progress / Alternative Versions