Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Democracy Illustrated: Election Sketchbook

Today I will be covering the election as an illustrator-correspondent for the St. Louis Beacon, an online nonprofit newspaper staffed by former hands at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. These veteran journalists are working to reinvest the delivery of regional news with the depth, focus and nuance that we used to expect of the P-D. And good for them--I hope they are onto something with the new model.

I began drawing on this project late last week. Most of my pre-election drawings are up already on the Beacon site. Along with my team of communication design students (Sarah, Maggie and David) I will be tramping all around the St. Louis metropolitan area today, covering 4 very diverse polling stations and more. Today's drawings will be uploaded here as they are ready. I would guess that today's first drawings will appear on the site around 10:00 CST, and then continue to roll in during the day and night.

Today promises to be a historic day, no matter what happens. We'll be doing our best to provide a slice of social history in this locale. Stay tuned.

5 comments:

Annie in SoHa said...

Go St Louis! Great Illustrations!

Kate O said...

Doug, wonderful drawings! Voted absentee, left for Cape Cod. Our eyes are on MO today! --Kate O and Pat G. :-)

Gregor said...

Great! I love the random application of detail within the drawings.

Anonymous said...

Flat out great stuff.

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