On equal rights in Charlotte

On Thursday the state of North Carolina reached an “awkward compromise” to repeal House Bill 2, the controversial measure that restricted cities such as Charlotte from enacting anti-discrimination ordinances and required transgender people in public buildings to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender marked on their birth certificate. “In a perfect world, with a […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Washington Post for organization portfolio

The Washington Post has won Silver for its body of work. Category: Portfolio: Organization Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/border-barriers/global-illegal-immigration-prevention/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/lifestyle/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture/guided-tour/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/election-results-from-coast-to-coast/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/scale-of-the-olympics/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/wonk/housing/overview/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/maps-of-american-infrastrucure/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/nfl-draft-history/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/presidential-wikipedias/ Comments: “The Post shows consistency throughout its portfolio both in the range visualization techniques and range of form, as seen by pieces like “Raising Barriers” and “Six maps that show that anatomy […]

Best of Digital: Silver to New York Times for organization portfolio

The New York Times has won Silver for its body of work. Category: Title: Portfolio: Organization Links: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/07/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drugs-killings.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/15/arts/design/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/05/sports/olympics-gymnast-simone-biles.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/10/world/middleeast/syria-road-trip.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/10/magazine/25-songs-that-tell-us-where-music-is-going.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html Politics Facebook Messenger https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/05/19/science/space/seeking-plutos-frigid-heart-nytvr.html Comments: “The body of work is incredibly impressive. The attention to detail and how consistently well edited everything is shows. Each piece on its own was solid and […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Washington Post for refugee coverage

The Washington Post has won Silver for its profile of the refugee crisis. Category: Special events: Refugee Crisis Title: Washington Post Coverage Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/border-barriers/global-illegal-immigration-prevention/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/lesbos/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/migrant-legislation/ Comments: “It’s well done, it’s ambitious. The pieces are all long — more like a short documentary than a single experience. The journey that the refugees are taking, though, […]

Best of Digital: Gold to New York Times for Simone Biles profile

The New York Times has won Gold for its profile of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles; this piece also won Gold in the Features category. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Simone Biles Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/05/sports/olympics-gymnast-simone-biles.html Comments: “This is a cool concept. Simone Biles is excellent, as is discovered in this piece. What she does […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Washington Post for overall Olympics coverage

The Washington Post has won Silver for its digital coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Post Coverage Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/scale-of-the-olympics/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/olympic-body-types/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/office-olympics/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/rio-2016-olympic-medal-count/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/the-1000-medals-of-the-united-states/ Comments: “Playful and consistent. It made me smile. It made me laugh. And that’s part of the experience. You can mouse over anything and […]

Best of Digital: Silver to New York Times for Usain Bolt race breakdown

The New York Times has won Silver for its composite panorama breaking down the 100m race final won by Usain Bolt at the Rio Olympics. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Usain Bolt Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/15/sports/olympics/usain-bolt-mens-100-meters-final.html Comments: “We’ve seen a lot of panoramics and this is a good example of how to do it […]

Best of Digital: Silver for New York Times for Olympic moments

The New York Times has won Silver for its series of composite photographs showing key moments during the Rio Olympics. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Decisive Moments Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/20/sports/olympics/decisive-moments-rio-olympics-composite-pictures.html Comments: “There’s artistry and movement, beautifully executed. Like an infographic in photos, moments captured carefully and in motion. It’s accessible and consumable and […]

Best of Digital: Wall Street Journal wins Gold for election feed

The Wall Street Journal won Gold for its innovative ‘Red Feed, Blue Feed’ chronicle of the left-right split in the United States. Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: Red Feed, Blue Feed Link: http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/ Comments: “The Wall Street Journal blew our mind in how brilliantly simple this piece was. It’s an important story told in a […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Vice for a Mariah Carey song analysis

Vice News Design has earned Silver, its first, for its motion graphic breakdown of “All I Want for Christmas.” Category: Motion Graphics Title: Mariah Carey Link: https://vimeo.com/202297501/7e3ba77715 Comments: “VICE put in a lot of fun data in terms of the structure of this music, which you don’t see in a lot of motion graphics. Their […]

Best of Digital: Silver to The Guardian for VR prison project

The Guardian of London has earned a Silver medal in Experimental Design for its VR experience of solitary confinement. Category: Experimental Design Title: 6×9: A VR Experience of Solitary Confinement Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/apr/27/6×9-a-virtual-experience-of-solitary-confinement Comments: “It’s using the VR characteristic of putting you in the place, but the audio and experiences that happen help tell the story […]