The Crisis of Credit Visualized
The Crisis of Credit Visualized
The Crisis of Credit Visualized
The Crisis of Credit Visualized
The Crisis of Credit Visualized
The Crisis of Credit Visualized
The Crisis of Credit Visualized
The Crisis of Credit Visualized

The Crisis of Credit Visualized

Jonathan Jarvis, New York, New York, 2008

Description

The Crisis of Credit Visualized distills the economic crisis into a short and simple story by giving it form. It is an example of how research, information design and expository writing come together to model a complex situation and communicate it to others. The piece works as an expository visual essay that sets up a visual language, which it then layers and remixes to help the audience comprehend a wide range of related ideas, from leverage to subprime mortgages. Complex concepts like these are attached to simple graphic forms, like a box or bomb. Once the association between the concept (abstract) and the form (representational) is established, the graphics can then be assembled in a narrative. The narrative goes on to draw clear relationships between the graphics, setting up a framework into which the concepts can be inserted and understood. 

Juror Notes

Making sense of the complex should be the hallmark of every designer. Jonathan made clear a subject we’re still trying to figure out. 

Collections: AIGA 365: 30 (2009)
Discipline: Experience design
Format: Animation, Video, Experience

Credits

Design firm
Jonathan Jarvis
Director
Jonathan Jarvis
Music
Brandon Au
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