Posts Tagged ‘visual journalism’

Click here to view interactive graphic. During the 2001 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, I had the chance to do a series of graphics about the race, the drivers, the cars and a few other topics related to the event, which was the eight leg of Formula One racing for the year. One subject that […]


Crime is as old as time, and for as long as crimes have been committed, efforts to report and reconstruct crime were not far behind. Law enforcement needed to know how exactly a crime was carried out so suspects could be identified and tracked down, arrests made and the case prosecuted. The justice system needed […]


Clip art. Versatile, reusable, recyclable art. Easy to find, easy to use. Cheap and oftentimes free. They have been around since the first time graphic artists learned to preserve their drawings for future use. The drawings could be parts of a larger drawing project, a full-blown illustration or an information graphic. They could be bits […]


Earlier this year, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency took action to contain the spread of the emerald ash borer (agrilus planipennis) in the province of Ontario and beyond by prohibiting the movement of firewood and ash-tree products such as nursery stock, logs, branches and wood chips from the Ottawa and Gatineau areas to any other […]


An information graphic need not always be a big, elaborate production on a centerspread or double truck, featuring meticulously prepared 3D art and heavily “Photoshopped” images. Sometimes, it is a one-column chart. A simple map. Or a sketch-like diagram with a distinct, unfinished look about it. Or something that just works. During the Toronto Air […]


As the war dragged on, the relentless American offensive took its toll on the Taliban who began losing key positions. When Mazar-e Shariff fell, the U.S.-allied Northern Alliance swept west and south, capturing Herot, Zaroni, Konduz and a few other towns — including the capital, Kabul —as the Taliban fled south to Kandahar. Not long […]


In response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush launched a massive attack on Taliban positions in Afghanistan, effectively starting a war that predated, and has outlasted, the war in Iraq. At the time, I was Graphics Editor of a skeleton news graphics […]


Geoscienstists studying the behavior of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have traditionally relied on data gathered from events that have already occurred. That changed in 2003 with the start of a program named EarthScope. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. For a detailed look at this full-page graphic, click here to view a PDF. EarthScope, a bold, new Earth science initiative, was […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. When I graduated from high school many years ago, there was no Internet, no personal computers, no cell phones, no iPods, no YouTube and no Facebook. What we had were our vocal chords, manual typewriters, ink and paper. Plus a tremendous supply of ingenuity and guts. We did not […]


Click to view interactive graphic Did you know … that the most goals scored in a single World Cup tournament is 13? … that a substitute player, who just came into the game to spell a regular, managed to write himself into World Cup history by scoring a hat-trick? … that the most controversial goal […]