Vers Beton / Olieboringen op Zuid
An illustration made to accompany an explainer article from Vers Beton about drilling for oil in the city of Rotterdam. The contract for NAM to drill for oil inside the city is to be continued until 2050. The inhabitants of the 70.000 houses on top of the oil field as well as the city council are not too happy with this continuation.
Since this was an explainer article I was asked to make a more neutral image. I decided to go for an image that showed a typical aspect of the Rotterdam living area, the trash container. By combining this with the industrial waste that comes with drilling for oil, you feel that these are different leagues entirely and you see what makes people uncomfortable and angry on this subject.
Read the article online here: