Posterizing the News

Johnny Selman is an artist that found a new and interesting way to motivate readers to catch what’s happening worldwide. In his own words:

My goal with this project is to bridge the knowledge gap between global current events and the American public. I will do this by creating a more visually interesting vehicle for the news, use a credible news source (BBC), and promote, market, and network. I will design a poster a day for 365 days in reaction to a headline on the BBC news website and update this website everyday with the poster and the accompanying news story. By creating posters based on the news stories I hope to compel my audience to look into the article and eventually stir a larger interest in world news with the American public.

An interesting example of his work is the news about overfishing that you can see at the BBC x 365 website, but there are a lot more to review.

About the author

Lopo Lencastre de Almeida Entrepreneur. Project Manager, Web Strategist and Application Developer. Particularly interested in client / server systems and design of relational databases, Usability, UX and Accessibility, Security, Authentication and authorization in distributed software development. Always keen to be part of interesting projects, particularly in the spirit of FLOSS. Also interested in governance, ethics and transparency.

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Note: this article was last updated in April 27th, 2011

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