Tuesday, April 7, 2015

News visualization during World War I

If you're interested in the history of news graphics, you'll be excited about this. Pedro Pérez Cuadrado, Belén Puebla (both from the University Rey Juan Carlos, in Spain) and Laura González (from U. San Pablo CEU) are the authors of ‘Armando Guerra, the Mapmaker Who Saved a Newspaper’, originally published in the Malofiej 22th book.

Written both in English and Spanish, the chapter chronicles the career of Guerra, an Army officer who became a journalist and a cartographer around 1914. It showcases many nice examples of his work, like an overview of Ukraine made in 1918. See images below.

(The same authors published an academic paper about Guerra; this one is just in Spanish.)