Posted on September 10, 2008
Winning online graphics
The annual winners of the Society of News Design multimedia design competition include only two Gold awards, and both went to The New York Times.
I missed this one, explaining an accident in New York City. I really like how it uses a photograph combined with animation to show what happened, and it uses that now-familiar NYT infographic template.
The Times’s other Gold award went deservedly to Climbing Kilimanjaro, which I admired in an earlier blog post about the Malofiej awards. It’s interesting to compare these two graphics — Kilimanjaro shines for its innovative and imaginative approach to storytelling, while the crane graphic is notable for its simplicity.
The New York Times really cleaned up this year, taking five out of 12 Awards of Excellence (honorable mention); two out of five Bronze; two out of seven Silver.
Get links to the other winners at SND Update.