Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Week 12 - Contrast

The top image shows the War on Drugs project by the LA Times. There is great use of big and small contrast. The red circles show the reach of the drug wars. This design decision is more effective than simply plotting the locations of murders or drug lord territory with simple dots, which may have crowded the design.

The Current TV website uses great light and dark space contrast. The site background is dark, the content is housed in a lighter background, drawing the user's eyes to the content.

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