An illustration for The New York Times Book Review about Panic, The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, by Michael Lewis. The given spot was 4.7 x 5.4 inches in the two central columns, but the final piece left its boundaries to interact with the text. A soap bubble wand – an innocent children game – is a play on the light-headedness and irony, self delusion and learned naïveté of society before and after crisis. The idea was to highlight the terms in the article that lead to panic (such as crash, downfall, meltdown, chaos, lunacy, etc.).
The New York Times Book Review, 2008