Time to play spot the political meme: The Guardian’s graphic novel captures each twist, turn, and gaffe that defined the 2012 presidential race.
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The Guardian’s interactive team—the same team that produced, among other visual feats, the rolling history of the Arab uprisings and a Facebook-linked gay rights wheel (which co-won a prize for explanatory reporting at the Online News Association awards last weekend)—is out with a new election project which features a whimsical, animated, and easy-to-understand balloon UI.
"Our vision is to weave the Guardian into the fabric of the Internet, to become ‘of’ the Web rather than ‘on’ the Web.”
By embracing a “digital first” approach The Guardian has seen readership on its website shoot up by over 40% year over the past two years. Its latest feature, the Twitter-scaling search bot @GuardianTagBot should only help. “It has fun and charm, but its also fantastically useful and structurally sound,” Janine Gibson, who leads the papers’ digital operations in the U.S., tells us.
There are some good takeaways here for all print publications: How To Train Your Newspaper To Survive The Digital Age