I am happy to announce that two of my illustrations were used for MICT‘s newest print publications. Number one is MICT’s print newsletter for April 2013, featuring my map of the Libyan media landscape (based on research by Anja Wollenberg). Number two is the first print edition of correspondents.org, which was launched last week at the Jour Fixe Medien und Entwicklung, and can be purchased in the MICT shop. I contributed a map of goods smuggled between Libya, Egypt and Tunisia, and their neighboring countries.
While the Mapping the Libyan Media Landscape project was on hold, I was asked to make a map of the flows of smuggled goods between Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, and their neighboring countries, to be published in a print edition of correspondents.org. I started with a series of icons, which I cut out of paper and placed on a large hand-drawn map. It was important to me to achieve a hand-made look, as most of the information was based on hearsay, and I didn’t want it to look too official.
Brainstorming meetings about a print edition of correspondents.org, with stories from Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, proved to be particularly inspiring for my visual imagination.