New Illustration for The Capitol – To Frack or Not to Frack?

Here’s a recent editorial piece for a regular client, The Capitol. I really enjoy working with Art Director Adam Lisberg because he always throws me something different and gives me a good amount of freedom to develop ideas.

This Illustration is for an article about controversial hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) operations that may or may not take place in New York, creating a divide between Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. While doing some research to figure out what exactly fracking is, I was drawn to the concept of the two figures actually physically embedded in the issue in a cross-section view, with the fracking drill creating a nice metaphorical line that separates them.

For those who want to know, Wikipedia describes hydraulic fracturing as “the process of initiating and subsequently propagating a fracture in a rock layer, by means of a pressurized fluid, in order to release petroleum, natural gas, coal seam gas, or other substances for extraction.”