Thursday, June 19, 2014

Doing vector infographics for ProPublica

I enjoy data and visualization but deep in my heart I'm still an old-fashioned infographics person. There's little I enjoy more than reading and designing explanation graphics (side note: You should read this interview with Adolfo Arranz.) Therefore, when I was offered the opportunity to draw some simple vector illustrations for ProPublica, where I'm conducting a research project, I seized it. You can see the results here. Sisi Wei created the interactive map and the layout is by David Sleight and Gerald Arthur. It was fun, even if the topic is grim and worrying, if you're a parent.