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Graphic Quote #1: Super Troopers

Thursday 01.05.2012 , Posted by

Combine our love for infographics at Visual News with my personal interest in movies and you have our new Visual News Original series Graphic Quotes. Over the next few months we’ll be posting a weekly graphical interpretation of popular movie quotes. [Read more…]

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Focus: Where is Mass Media Taking Our Attention?

Wednesday 06.15.2011 , Posted by

From the multiple conflicts in northern Africa, the tsunami and earthquake in Japan, ongoing economic problems in the US and more… it seems strange that the media would give so much attention to the situation with Andrew Weiner. In his newest contribution to Visual News, Robbie Douglas created a piece centering on this issue and it’s alternate options, stating: “I wanted to address the focus that’s been on him and his questionable but legal behavior rather than on more important matters.” We couldn’t agree more. [Read more…]

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Breaking Through: The Struggle in Libya

Tuesday 03.08.2011 , Posted by

Here is the newest piece by artist Robbie Douglas. Titled “Breaking Through,” it represents the green Libyan flag with its citizens breaking through. An all seeing eye peers out from behind the curtain witnessing and remembering the tumultuousness events in the country. He used hb and 6b pencils, tortillions and colored pencils on Bristol paper. Click the image for a full size view.

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Breaking Chains: North Africans Rise Up Together

Monday 02.28.2011 , Posted by

With protesters in Egypt still filling the streets, fighting in many Libyan cities and much of northern Africa in some state of upheaval, Visual News artist Robbie Douglas was inspired to create a pencil drawing, titled Breaking Chains, that illuminates the situation and it’s vast scale. [Read more…]

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Kill Switch: When Governments Turn Off the Internet

Tuesday 02.08.2011 , Posted by

The recent protests, and subsequent restriction of Internet access by the Egyptian government have led to much speculation as to whether the US Government might one day exercise a similar option, which is actually not very difficult to do with a relatively small number of Internet Service Providers needed to comply with such a government order. In this Visual News Original, artist Robbie Douglas joins us again with his trusty 4b and 6b pencils, along with tortillions, colored pencils and acrylic paint, on 70 lb. drawing paper. Go here (visualnews.com/2011/02/07/mouth-zipped-shut/) to see his previous piece, Mouth Zipped Shut, an editorial piece about Julian Assange of Wikileaks. [Read more…]

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Mouth Zipped Shut

Monday 02.07.2011 , Posted by

Whether you consider Julian Assange to be a hero or a traitor, or something in between, we do know that the Wikileaks controversy has tremendous implications for the future of journalism and the freedom of speech itself. [Read more…]

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The Domino Effect: Unrest in the Middle East

Friday 02.04.2011 , Posted by

There’s a revolution happening across the Middle East. Sure, it began with Tunisia, but the wide-ranging socioeconomic and political issues that are often characteristic of authoritarian governance — corruption, unemployment, poverty, lack of a free press, and exorbitant food and fuel prices — are not unique to its soil.

Click the graphic below (a Visual News original) for a full sized look:
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Protests in Egypt: Marching Against Mubarak (Infographic)

Wednesday 02.02.2011 , Posted by


On January 25, 2011, Egyptians began the first of a series of rallies to protest low minimum wage, high unemployment, and lack of freedom of the press under President Hosni Mubarak. The February 1 rally marked the largest day of protest so far.

An original infographic by Visual News [Read more…]

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Happy Birthday! Wikipedia Turns 10

Friday 01.28.2011 , Posted by

Wikipedia, the user created Encyclopedia Brittanica for the modern era, just turned 10 years old on January 15th. To mark this informational milestone, we created an infographic detailing the current state of this much loved and resourced website, using stats from Pew Research and Wikipedia itself. Read, learn and enjoy!
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New Year’s Eve Alone… With the Rest of the Internet

Thursday 12.30.2010 , Posted by

On New Year’s Eve, you might find yourself surrounded by thousands of strangers, who also spent $90 to get in line for… well… drinks served in plastic cups, standing outside in the cold watching animatronic Dick Clark on a jumbotron.  Or, you might be in the comfort of your home, waiting for the clock to strike midnight with your virtual and real friends around the world. We created this comic to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year. Click on the image below or here to view the full-size version.

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