Yet another ‘One Day of The Guardian’ visualisation is complete. Todays visual illustrates the sheer amount of words in the paper. I wanted to do something like this, something rather simple, as after doing some research on word counts in books I found out that I could pretty much read a book from cover to cover in the time it would take me to read through two or three issues of The Guardian! That’s alot of words, however they’re arranged.
Anyways, I wanted this to be a predominantly text based visual, using all of the words in the newspaper to make my point. I was inspired a little by the Beatles Poster by Daniel Eatock, and the Motorolla 75th Anniversary poster by Fibre designs. As a friend said, “it kind of throws away the idea of a 32 page paper”. After he said that it hit me that everyday some layout designer(s) has to fit all of this information into sections, sub-sections, pages, and columns. The blocked details highlight some of the more important points behind the text.
Trust me when I say, there’s alot of this text! So much infact, Illustrator nearly died at trying to draw all the vectors whenever I moved the page or zoomed in and out.
This is one day in a series that takes the news from one week of the Guardian newspaper, and visually represents it as a series of static visualisations. You may also be interested in:
- Monday - A typographic and layout based piece previewing the contents of the paper as ingredients.
- Tuesday - A list of headlines contained in the paper illustrated with references to the article or subject.
- Wednesday - A polar graph inspired layout mapping the stories and categories on colour coded concentric circles.
- Thursday - A content map showing the relationships between information inside of a circular container.
- Friday - A text heavy piece highlighting the sheer amount of information contained within in the paper.
- Saturday - A grid based typographic piece, showing patterns and author relationships through the paper.