Week 3: 2012 // Futures Illustration – First Reflex, The Environment

Gareth Barnes FUTURE low res

Throughout 2012 we are sharing an illustration with you every week to help you to re-imagine the future that you choose. For the third week of 2012, we are sharing James Parr’s future. James is the Creative Director of the Imaginals,the agency that taps the human potential inside organisations to deliver transformative and sustainable innovation. Here at Think Act Vote (?!X) we call Mr Parr, The Incredible James as he has offered us some brilliant advice and support along our journey.

James Parr's Future illustrated by Gareth Barnes

James Parr’s Future is one “where putting the environment first is a reflex

Illustrated by Gareth Barnes: “I chose this ‘future’ as I could readily visualise potential illustrations for it. I also agree environmental issues should be a greater priority. I wanted to draw a figure dressed in a suit. The suit representing those (politicians, corporate businessman), who have abused and disregarded environmental issues as it’s not in their interests to do so. I therefore depicted him as though he was focused entirely on the environment, especially wildlife, and the care of it.”

Read Gareth’s Futures Interview

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Follow James on Twitter @Imaginal_labs

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