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Selling the New Deal

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford

Over at Nightingale, Jason Forrest tells the story of how striking images and dataviz were key to selling the Roosevelt’s New Deal to a US population that’s always been sceptical of big government. The point is that there’s a strong analogy with today, as drastic measures are going to be needed to pull us out of the economic hell hole and broken-down social cohesion we’re in. Plus, it contains a potted history of the 1920s International System of Typographic Picture Education, in which much of today’s visualisation best practice has its roots. Read Jason’s article here.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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