Monday 24 September 2018

Red Hot Brexit Peppers

Here's a recent illustration for the newly relaunched quarterly edition of Red Pepper, a political magazine that, in their words, has been spicing up the left for 20 years. I was commissioned to illustrate an article on the Brexit debacle and the original brief was to create an image that envisioned the mixed possibilities of a dystopian no-deal future and a potentially inspiring left case for the way forward. The final, John Martin-inspired, heaven/hell vision of the UK landscape developed as the magazine was being edited and ended up featuring alongside an article entitled 'Socialism starts at home' rather than representing a possible three viewpoints, hence an alternate sign-post version featured here. I've also included some initial ideas that I floated of Britannia facing an unknown future and a flying Boris-pig inflicting untold damage on the nation. You can also see the work on the site here with related illustrations.