Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Future Toronto

Love this Future Toronto illustration by Mathew Borrett - an exploration of Toronto after a century or two of hard knocks for Spacing's 10th anniversary issue:

Future Toronto by Mathew Borrett

"I imagined it set 150 to 200 years from now. I didn’t decide on any one catastrophe having occured, but perhaps a long period of general instability and decay followed by the beginnings of a renewal. Obviously some kind of climate change has occurred, though not of a nature expected by science. A lot of people have understandably commented that the illustration is about global warming and rising ocean levels. However, Lake Ontario rising 30 feet is not considered a plausible climate change scenario. Honestly, it’s just a fictional conceit that looks cool and opened up some fun possibilities for me to play with."

Future Toronto by Mathew Borrett
Future Toronto by Mathew Borrett
Future Toronto by Mathew Borrett

Worth checking them out much bigger on Mathew's Flickr photostream

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