Wednesday 27 May 2015

Rise Of The Machines

Here are some recent illustrations for The Economist for an article entitled Rise Of The Machines on the state of AI and how intelligent software can serve humanity rather than destroy it (as usually seen in popular sci-fi). A second feature illustration looks at how software can recognise cat videos on youtube and work out the rules of vintage arcade games in order to play them. See more Economist work on the site here.

Friday 22 May 2015

Jules Verne Tech, Cyber Religion and Alien Worlds

I've been doing quite a bit of regular work for BBC Focus magazine recently, amongst other commissions, so here's a bit of a catch up on the Baxter's Into the Future illustrations from the last three months. Firstly, a look at how Jules Verne is inspiring the technology of tomorrow such as an electricity generating Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant. Secondly, the future of religion in an increasingly secular world and thirdly a piece on habitable worlds in the universe featuring a quizzical alien being looking to the stars. See all the Into the Future illustrations on the site here.

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Ancient DNA

Here's a recent editorial for the Wall Street Journal on how studies in ancient DNA are telling a new human story about our ancestors. See more work for the Wall Street Journal here.

Monday 11 May 2015


Here's my entry for a competition run by the BFI and Harper Collins  to create a film poster for a yet-to-be filmed sci-fi novel. One of my all-time favourite novels, William Gibson's Neuromancer, has yet to make it to the big screen, despite having a huge influence on sci-fi cinema, so it was a no-brainer for me to take on the cyberpunk classic. Last I heard director Vincenzo Natali was on the Case (protagonist pun intended) so the film version might yet happen. See the poster and related work on the site here.