I was asked by Vital Strategies to draw a series of illustrations for ‘Trouble Brewing’, their recently published report on the state of alcohol consumption, effects and policy.
From the foreword of the report:
“Alcohol is a leading contributor to death and disability worldwide, yet the global public health response to the harms of alcohol use is not commensurate with alcohol’s social, economic and health burden.
Despite clear evidence of the harm alcohol causes, this public health threat has not been adequately acknowledged or addressed. In contrast to the growing response to other drivers of noncommunicable diseases, governments have paid too little attention to alcohol policy. Instead, too often, it is left to the alcohol industry to drive how alcohol is regulated, viewed and consumed.”
All six images can be seen below, with their respective themes. The images are taken from the project’s website troublebrewingreport.org, where the whole report can be found.
Art direction by Johnny Hsu.
Below is a set of sketches, that the final images are based on.