After our initial work on Platform’s Carbon Map, the organisation returned to UHC seeking to produce a high impact data-graphic, suitable for print and exhibition. In this case, data would illustrate how BP and Shell rely on support from a web of institutions and companies to provide financial and technical support, in addition to public relations, political and legal assistance.
UHC’s simple, web-like graphic presents a vast amount of data in a legible yet immersive style, demonstrating how oil profoundly saturates our economy, government and culture.
The end graphic was reproduced across large format applications and exhibited in Olso, Norway. It was later adapted for publication in Beyond the Oil Road, by James Marriott and Neal Ascherson, published by Verso Books.