Friday, 28 August 2009
Newspaper versus magazines
Time magazine produced this wonderful, simple, clean sequential infographic which tells the story of the Russian owned 'Arctic Sea'
Its design-led textures of 45 degree lines
Its pictogram ship and easy to understand design is similar to that of the Independent on Sunday and Guardian stylebooks
I like it
But we have to rely on the words for information. The visual shows us nothing, whereas the words tell us the news
So not really an infographic
At the Telegraph, we opted for the traditional infographic deployment
Photo, map with a 'estimated' route and statistical background
I think it is also and interesting read
But who gets any more or less from either example?
Do we understand more, from these examples, if we 'show' less
Is it best to rely on the 'telling' rather than the 'showing' of the news?
Let us discuss
Monday, 24 August 2009
Drag and drop interactive
Fantastic, fun work by my good friend Chiqui Esteban at lainformacion.com, just click on this link
Real have so much choice, and a huge squad of great players
Have a go and chose your best teamm, which should on paper, win the CL
Visual journalism education come to London!
I think its well worth a visit, if you can
Here are the details
Camp Video Journalism - London
Oct. 26-29, 2009
Master the art of producing video stories over four days of training. Learn the secrets of building a visual story, interviewing and script writing. Course also introduces basic edits and story planning to speed up production time.
Sponsored by Visual Editors and Beamups.com
REGISTRATION DETAILS: http://londonvj.eventbrite.com/
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Two nice jobs over the weekend
The infographic above 'Muslim Europe' tackles the demographic time bomb which is transforming our continent
Europe's low white birth rate, couples with faster multiplying migrants, will change what we fundamentally what we take to mean 'European culture and society'
Although European elites have yet to grapple with the broader issues of race and identity surrounding Muslims and a sound integration policy
On a lighter note and by the same infografista Ciaran Hughes, a wonderful clean and stylish illustration printed in today's Sunday Telegraph