The price of life

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Wired, August 2014
Creative director: Billy Sorentino
Design director: Caleb Bennett

This graphic shows the amount of money the National Institutes of Health spends on ten medical conditions such as heart disease and cancer, and compares that information with the the number of deaths from those same conditions.

Could you give your embryos to a stranger

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More November 2014
Creative director: Debra Bishop
Senior art director: Jamie Prokell
Photographer: Jamie Chung

So much to enjoy in this feature design.

Terminator: Is it really 30 years?

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Entertainment Weekly July 25, 2014

The Ponzi Economy

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Scientific American. June 2014
Design director: Michael Mrak
Art director: Jason Mischka
Illustrator: Adam Simpson

The treatment of the typography initially caught my eye. the notion of finance is immediately conveyed in the treatment of the engraved bank note pattern, particularly the drop cap T on the second spread. The illustration showing people throwing their money away rounds out the graphic design of this feature.

Evidently the man Carlo Ponzi spent time in prison prior to his now famous money-making scheme. He explained the prison address in letters to his Italian mother by writing to her that he had a wonderful job as a “special assistant” to a prison warden.

The Affair. Inc July 2014

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Inc. July 2014
Creative director: Blake Taylor
Art directors: Sarah Garcea, Kristin Lenz
Illustrator: Keith Negley

Not a sweet story. The facts of diabetes

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Global Collaborative Healthcare. Summer 2014
Creative director: Max Boam
Designers: Abby Ferretti, Lori Kirkpatrick

For this graphic, Abby and Lori explored many ideas in both sketches and quick computer renderings, but ultimately building the graphic in real space using the sugar-coated M&M’s—or Smarties as they are called in my place of birth—yielded the most interesting and often frustrating result.

Abby spent considerable time in the grocery story sorting out all the color options.

We found we had too few gold coins when it came to stacking up the amount of money spent in North America and we resorted to Photoshop to complete the picture once the photograph was taken.

Each candy represents 2 million diabetes cases. Each coin represents $1 billion spent on the cost of care in that geographic region.

Hard to Swallow. Self August 2014

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Self. August 2014
Creative director: Barbara Reyes
Art director: Petra Kobayashi
Photographer: Jamie Chung

Lovely concept and beautifully photographed. The pill mirrored by the letter O is a nice touch.

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