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Outbursts
A series of 4 Illustrations for the column called Outbursts, center on topics like privacy, fracking and corporatization. I was thrilled to flex my brain muscles on subjects that are different than the typical work I do.

The articles are well written and  I learned a ton in return. Read them, it’s free. Better yet, subscribe to The Baffler, excellent independent journalism we all
need at a time like this.

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Material Witness

The novelist and the liar

Amitava Kumar on truth and lies in fiction: “I was laughing, but I was also nervous. I hadn’t calculated the fallout from my revelations. I didn’t want to. The truth is that I had decided I was going to write honestly about Patna and its inhabitants. I wasn’t going to hold back.” 

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Nightmare Fuel
The Fracking of America
Alec MacGillis on fracking in America: “Put those two strands together—the breakdown of community and the breakdown of government—and Amity and Prosperity is nothing less than a story of the collapse of the public commonweal in our time.”


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A Crime and a Pastime
The paranoid style of American skateboarding
Hanson O’Haver on the world of professional skateboarding: “For those who fail to make a name for themselves in this illusory world of merit, careers can be vanishingly short. Injury inevitably couples with age; footage gets harder to come by; sponsors disappear. As the checks dwindle, skaters are forced, as the saying goes, to find a real job.”


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The Needles and the Damage Done The narrowfication of Manhattan architecture
Aaron Timms on super skyscrapper in Manhattan: “This is the living condition supertalls are designed to engineer: one that maximizes the privacy of the super-wealthy and whose highest priority is that privacy’s protection..”



Client / The Baffler     Art Direction / Lindsay Ballant     Illustration / Saiman Chow     


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