The Stephen McCarthy 'Pictograms: The Newspaper' is Concise

By: Senduran Bhakthakumaran - Published: • References: lccpgdesign and bldgwlf
As the movement of infographics continues to condense large varieties of information into more intuitive pictures, new mediums of news continue to rise, including the Stephen McCarthy 'Pictograms: The Newspaper' project. This newspaper presents a break for early risers who can’t spend time reading every word of their morning paper. McCarthy has taken The Sun newspaper and replaced every page with a single pictographic image to represent an old article.

The result is a slightly humorous depiction of the newspaper’s coverage. Although comical, the pictographics may actually be more effective in sending the main message relative to their wordy counterparts. The condensing of knowledge into pictures or limited words for easy reading and understanding is the heart behind some of the world’s most sought-after companies such as Twitter and the recent and rapidly growing Pinterest. The Sun might do well to heavily implement the McCarthy Pictograms: The Newspaper representation of its main stories with slightly less wordy descriptions.