Adrian Bauer
Sardine Can


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
According to a study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, more than eight million tons of plastic deposit in the global oceans every year, consequently there would be 2050 more plastic than fish in the water. Around 4 % of the found garbage on North Sea beaches are cotton swabs. Aim was to build a critical position towards daily plastic consumption to the benefit of marine conservation.

How was the illustration used:
The illustration was part of the exhibition 'Seagulls. Waste. And some mermaids' and was published by Carlsen publishing house.

How did you make this work:
The illustration was made in a vector-based program and screen-printed in three colors on DIN A2 in a limited edition of 30 pieces. 20 % of every sold artwork were donated to a marine protection organization.

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Adrian Bauer is a Berlin-based freelance art director and illustrator with a crush on detailed colorful forms, textures and shades. He works for clients in advertising and economy, but also for agencies and publishing houses. The main focus of his work is thereby on editorial, corporate illustration and infographics.