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Examples of blogs and websites who are great at visual storytelling?
May 14, 2012 11:09 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for blogs/websites that are great at visual storytelling, regardless of topic or content. (Similar to The Bold Italic)

I love the aesthetic of The Bold Italic (example story: http://thebolditalic.com/chrisatwood/stories/1864-locals-only) and would love for some more inspiration similar to this. Any sort of blogs that tell stories or report news in a visual manner like this, or even not like this but in an unconventional manner.

I sort of see it as a magazine, but online. (WIRED magazine has great layouts on print, but their web presences isn't as aesthetically pleasing.)

Any examples would be much appreciated! Doesn't matter what industry, tech, sports, whatever.
posted by petah to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
Jason Santa Maria also comes to mind: http://jasonsantamaria.com/articles/chocolate-is-for-girls
posted by petah at 11:12 AM on May 14, 2012


While I don't know if this would be what you're looking for, HyperboleAndAHalf is a fun mix of text and visual storytelling. I like the parp alot.
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated at 11:36 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Does the Oatmeal count? For example: Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived.
posted by tantivy at 1:37 PM on May 14, 2012


The Verge is doing some neat stuff with its layouts these days. Sometimes it comes off like photos all over for no reason (this review feels a bit too jumbled, for example) but the electronics reviews are a bit more thoughtfully put together.

I used to like The Morning News's layout, and still do to an extent, but it's not exactly flashy these days—a few well-placed pull quotes and some decent typography choices, not much more. Maybe not what you're looking for, but still worth pointing out.

There's a piece of CMS middleware (or possibly just a CMS) that was designed for easy-to-create custom layouts for individual articles, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.
posted by chrominance at 4:41 PM on May 14, 2012


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