Posts Tagged ‘visual storytelling’

This is another graphic on the Great Lakes series that I did with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2005. The graphic illustrates the substantial amount of water lost in the St. Clair River which separates Michigan, U.S.A. from Ontario, Canada: 845 million gallons a day, according to a study. That is much more water than […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. Flashback to 2007, before the collapse of the housing market that helped usher in the worst recession in the United States since the Great Depression of the 1930s: At this time, the more luxurious condominium developements in Milwaukee were throwing in more high-end amenities to attract well-heeled buyers — […]


On Sept. 5, 1995, sniper Kenneth Dean of the Ontario Provincial Police shot and killed Anthony O-Brien “Dudley” George during a police raid to remove native protesters from the Ipperwash Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. The protesters wanted Camp Ipperwash, formerly known as Stony Point reserve, to be returned to the native people, the land’s […]


Everyone needs sharp central vision to see objects clearly and be able to do common daily tasks, such as reading and driving. Macular degeneration is a disease of the eye that destroys sharp central vision, resulting in an inability to read or recognize faces — and may lead to total blindness. It is a major cause of […]


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 […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, the best fighter in the world, will defend his World Boxing Organization welterweight title on Saturday, May 7, against Sugar Shane Mosley of the United States. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao is overwhelmingly favored […]


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 […]


The Dr. Dolittle Project of Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is working to apply speech technology to animal vocalizations so that certain patterns of animal speech that are similar to human speech could be identified and, if possible, interpreted. Using the Hidden Markov Model, a mathematical model developed in the 1960s for the military, the project […]


World War II, midnight of Sept. 1, 1943: B-Baker, a British-made Short Stirling four-engine aircraft on a bombing mission, flying over German-occupied western Europe. Seven men on board, led by Australian pilot Ken Simpson. An air raid gone awry. A gripping tale of heroism. Click here to view interactive graphic. Four miles to target, B-Baker […]