In 2008 Peter Thiel wanted to create an independent libertarian colony out in the ocean. It was called the Seastead Project. WIRED magazine was writing an article about his proposed project and I was approached to create an illustration of the idea. At the time there really wasn't any imagery or sketches. The author of the article grabbed a napkin and drew squigly lines indicating a waterline and and upside down rocket ship looking object. I had a few hours to create something. I used Solidworks to create a few renderings and they made it on the cover and a few other publications and websites.