I love graphics–LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM! I could (and in grad school, did) spend all day tolling away on Photoshop and Illustrator or messing with various maps and applications to create infographics. I think they make a great visual addition to any story and I’ve always wanted to learn how to make truly interactive maps and presentations.
So, I was very excited to learn that the Washington Post has created a Tumblr that provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of its coolest graphics, even providing details about how they were made. I make fun of my boyfriend all the time for watching the TV show “How It’s Made” with an obsessive intensity–I mean, don’t we all want to know about the process behind lost-wax casting?–but I love the idea of peeling back the curtain on the graphic shop at one of the top newspapers in the country.
According to the Post’s graphics twitter account, aptly titled @postgraphics, the Tumblr was launched Nov. 27 although it hasn’t been updated since I checked it out last week. Hopefully, they will update often with a stream of beautiful graphics posts (although I’m not a regular updated myself, so I can’t say much–ha, ha).