I love handcrafted graphics. I am always amused by the raw texture and extra details handcrafted graphics could offer. They are truly art works, with extra text and statistics inside to tell a story.
The Malofiej 20 awards, known as the Pulitzers of the infographics world, recognize the finest infographics published across the globe. The current dominance of big publications with big infographics desks, such as The New York Times and National Geographic are well known as the big winners. But the solid works done by La Voz del Interior‘s, from Córdoba, Argentina catch my eyes. They are beautiful handcrafted graphics with the best of the argentinian tradition.
Juan Colombato is the head of the infographics department at the argentinian newspaper La Voz del Interior, from Santiago del Estero (Córdoba). The quality of the argentinian infographics is so high. Even this is not a national newspaper, but these infographics could be published on any national newspaper in the world.
These schematic but convincing drawings use a warm-cool color palette. This gives a unity to the page which could have been lost if a wider range of colors had been chosen. The hue, value and saturation of color easily layout direct eye flow to all important information. The orientation, position, shape, size, texture and weight of the elements can all provide contrast which draw my attention to look into the details.