The Economist Illustrated: China

china_sea_turtle Illustrated by: Joel Hopler

The Inspiration

Returning students: Plight of the sea turtles

Illustrator’s Notes

The article made it clear that the sea turtle concept is no longer working in its intended way, so I thought a skeleton of a turtle would illustrate that well. I pointed the turtle westward and labeled it with it’s old and new names, “hai gui” and “hai dai“.