Well its an interesting thought
My matey at the Telegraph, Ciaran Hughes thinks so. Is he right?
Does the power of great illustration and rendering get lost in the quagmire of leading, kerning and baseline-grid alignment?
Maybe its a very valid point.
Does illustration mean anything?
Do we prefer to design the news display rather than render the reason?
Do infografistas feel inferior to designers?
Do designers feel inferior to infografistas because they deal with the content?
Should we be meeting in the middle, i.e 'the content'
We've had great fun at the Telegraph the past week, working with Tim Shearing who designs the news section. With the 'Tomlinson' packackage, and the recent 'terror raids' we have produced some interesting editorial - mixing the words, the photography and the infographics to produce editorial harmonics
I hope to get these online soon