Wired Article
Invisible City: What a Hundred Million Calls to 311 Reveal About New York
We were asked to redesign the Wired Magazine article "Invisible City" by Steven Johnson. The original article appeared in the November 2010 issue of Wired. Reading through the article, I revamped the design using creative art direction to make sure that the article looked like it "fit" in Wired Magazine, and combined a collection of images from class and from my own sources in my own unique way.

I used a bold orange color pulled from the first spread to enliven some of the text and highlight the images. Color boxes were layered over images to convey the depth and complexity of the 311 calls and the stories they told about the city. Transparency was used to convey how the 311 system unveils issues and how it has connected New Yorkers and made this vast metropolis feel more like a small city. Small squares that denote bits and bytes are scattered through the article to denote the data being transfered all over the city.

On the third spread, I recreated an existing chart and made my own info graphic—something I think is more attractive and easier to read than the originally published graphic.
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