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"Life in the balance" Illustration by Ian Phillips

[ Posted: Apr 01, 2011 ]


The House of Commons in Canada voted in favor to amend Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, permitting generic drug manufacturers in Canada to send as much antiretroviral AIDS drugs to Africa as needed.

Rather than illustrate simple pills pouring out of the bottle, Ian
chose candy hearts to indicate that this is a good thing (the
potential to save millions of lives!). He did a version in hot candy
pink, but valentine heart red (which happens to match the Canadian
flag not to mention the more obvious association HIV has with blood)
looked more dramatic.

The illustration appears in April’s IN Toronto magazine, published today.

[ Copyright 2011 Ian Phillips ]

Related Links

- Ian Phillips's Altpick Portfolio

- i2i Art Inc. Illustration Agency's Altpick Portfolio

- IN Toronto online magazine