When trying to choose a story from the #bestofdigitaldesign tag I really wanted soemthing that captured my attention in a unique way, but also a very bold yet simplistic way. I chose a post by @seattlesketcher.
— fmina (@fmina) February 25, 2016
I feel that this graphic hits home this year for alot of what has been happening in our country. It shows the brutality of police, and the fact that many officers get away with brutality with little or no consequence to them. They have free reign. Just from one picture, a viewer on any device can instantly recognize and know the story, yet still be interested enough to read and follow-up. I enjoy this experience, on both computer and phone, because it allows me to take in this information at my own pace, leisure, and allows me to explore this story. Multimedia was used well, but not perfect. IT is after all just an image, albeit a powerful one. However it was so pwerfully engaging, and captured my attention. It let me experience the story in a new, bolder way. It almost made me feel guilty. That one tiny orange dot of guilt!
How dare you tiny orange dot.
But I realize it might not be personal guilt, but rather guilt towards that idea that 213 people were killed by a police officer and only one was charged. Morally if you kill someone unjustly, you are a murderer and deserve to be put on trial at least, and charged with something.
But I loved this graphic and story. Moving, telling, and a wonderful design.