Animated Maps

Animated Maps

WGBH, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995

Description

WGBH, Boston’s public television network, developed a six-hour documentary that relied heavily on mapping to depict the voyages of Columbus and the subsequent explorers who circumnavigated the globe. This sequence describes Columbus’s second voyage to the West Indies, which was then thought to be the edge of Asia. Rich, fluid 3-D computer animation articulates the adventurer’s path through the island chain and reinforces a global perspective while breaking with the pre-Columbian flat earth paradigm.

Collections: Information Graphics: Design of Understanding
Discipline: Information design
Format: 3D digital, Animation, Map

Credits

Design firm
WGBH
Executive producer
Zvi Dor-Ner
Project director
Bob Born
Art director
Chris Pullman
Designer
Chris Pullman
Animator
Lamb & Company
Writer
Various
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