'Then the great moral evil of the Lawlords brought the Magnetisation. An aura was seen all over the world, great waves of light shivering in the sky. They saw the great waves of light, and their screens spewed out their last sign and went dark'.
Mario Wagner depicted Magnetisation, the massive magnetic storm that wiped the world's information infrastructure, in a mixed media collage piece. He has chosen to represent the moment that the event takes place when people have been lifted into the air, screens have turned to static and the world has just begun to fall apart.
Wagner is a German illustrator based in California. He creates large-scale paper collage works that bring together disparate elements from vintage magazines and juxtaposes them to create dark futuristic scenes. His work regularly appears in the New York Times magazine and the Wall Street Journal and he was recently selected to take part in the Absolut Vodka blank edition campaign.
© Mario Wagner, 2013