Images and graphics are often the things shared most by people after an event of last night’s magnitude.
Photos capture moments frozen in time.
Graphics can distill the complex.
Interactive graphics can allow people to peruse and discover at their own pace.
Illustration is striking—partly because it is used so infrequently—and because something drawn by hand can convey a very human aspect of mood and emotion.
There were some masterful examples of visual storytelling captured, created, experienced and shared in real-time around the world last night.
Here are a few things that caught our attention.
This image of President Obama and the first lady was tweeted out by his staff minutes after he was re-elected for a second term with the phrase: “Four more years.” Twitter reports it is his most re-tweeted tweet, ever.
“The Obama machine understood both the closeness of the race and the power of his image,” said Kenny Irby. Read more