Future and Environment Illustration

GMJ are ideally placed to show you the future. Our future illustration explores social and environmental impacts of climate change, modes of transport and energy production, anticipated shortages of agricultural land and the far future possibilities of floating cities and space travel using elevators.

In 2009 Condé Nast commissioned GMJ to create the cover of the re-launched UK edition of WIRED Magazine. Headlined ‘Your Life in The Future’ the image, based on an aerial photo by Jason Hawkes, unfurled a seductive futuristic cityscape dotted with urban farms, airships, floating cities, and space travel.

Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones launched Postcards from the Future at The Museum of London in 2010. The exhibition and events generated unprecedented media interest and public attention. Yvo de Boer (ex head of Climate Change at the UN) said of the work, “they prompt us to consider everything that is at stake”.  Following this, Robert and Didier created 'RIO+20+20'  to mark the ‘RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development’ in Rio de Janeiro  in July 2012.

In 2012 The Melbourne Museum’s Science Works selected GMJ images as part of the permanent exhibition ‘Think Ahead’ that looks at advances in science and technology across ten themes - communication; medicine and health; music and sound; food; natural systems; transport; space; cities; daily life; and money.

In 2013 The Natural History Museum in London exhibited images from Postcards From The Future to feature in the major new show '1 million years of man in UK’.

In July 2014, WIRED magazine requested Robert and Didier contribute to a special article 'The Future As It Happened' looking back at the UK from 2024. Their image ‘Parliament Square Water Crisis Centre’ demonstrated their continued interest in exploring the issues impact of man made climate change  and sustainability.