Essays | The Forecast

2014/2015
Monocle

AD:
Jay Yeo


Little hand-drawn illustrations for a new annual publication of Monocle,
The Forecast.

Maya Stepien | The Forecast
Maya Stepien | The Forecast magazine
Maya Stepien | The Forecast magazine
Maya Stepien | The Forecast magazine
Maya Stepien | The Forecast | The impertinence of technology

|01| The impertinence of technology
“Monocle's editor blows a large raspberry at the strangers' laptops and smartphones that relentlessly interrupt his leisure time.”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | Why the future of science fiction may be in the Arab world

|02A| Why the future of science fiction may be in the Arab world
“From novels and comics to the big screen, sci-fi is gaining currency in the UAE — and there is potential for a lot more material.”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | Why the future of science fiction may be in the Arab world

|02B| Why the future of science fiction may be in the Arab world
“The central protagonist discovers a world of crime, deviant sex and drugs.”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | How New York became North America's premier global city

|03| How New York became North America's premier global city
“The secret behind the Big Apple's big influence over the continent and the rest of the world? Why, the Dutch, of course.”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | Whatever happened to bricks?

|04| Whatever happened to bricks?
“Glass and steel are all very well but if you're planning on designing a new office or home, don't discount the humble yest timeless brick.”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | On petrol stations

|05| On petrol stations
“Our editor in chief adds fuel to the (metaphorical) fire by suggesting that energy firms should het back to manning the pumps.”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | Should we let cities die?

|06| Should we let cities die?
“Case in point: Detroit. The former giant of the US car industry has been in freefall for years but is there any real benefit to saving it?”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | A world without Filipinos

|07A| A world without Filipinos
“With more than 10 million Filipinos working overseas, what lessons could the world take from their understated ubiquity?”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | A world without Filipinos

|07B| A world without Filipinos
“With more than 10 million Filipinos working overseas, what lessons could the world take from their understated ubiquity?”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | The death of defence

|08| The death of defence
“With battle lines being drawn in ever more disparate places — not least online — defence departments need to be urgently reimagined.”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | The hidden dangers of pedestrianisation

|09| The hidden dangers of pedestrianisation
“Banning cars from our city's streets is no guarantee of increased community spirit.”

Maya Stepien | The Forecast | The importance of being messy

|10| The importance of being messy
“Call it organised chaos if you must but it's definitely not laziness; a bit of clutter could change your life — and business — for the better.”

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