Friday, 28 August 2009
Arctic Sea: who's the wiser
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