The Economist Illustrated - Nigeria: Lurching ahead
Joel Hopler
April 21, 2013
1 min

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Illustrated by
The Inspiration
Illustrator's Notes

nigerian kraken

Illustrated by

Joel Hopler

The Inspiration

Nigeria: Lurching ahead

Illustrator’s Notes

While this article provides an onslaught of imagery, things like “heavyweight boxer” and “African giant”, I thought I’d introduce the imagery of the mythical Kraken. As the article describes the pros and cons of Nigeria becoming a major power, I got the sense of an ancient beast awoken and flailing around. The unpredictability coupled with their potential adds an ominous undercurrent to their being woken.



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