News without words

I love that there are so many different ways to tell the story of what’s happening in the world. It can be overwhelming, but it’s good. I discovered one of the most interesting, thanks to an NPR story, headlined: Picture this.  That story introduced me to illustrator Maria Fabrizio, who is behind the project  Wordless News. , touted as “One headline a day, vowel and consonant free.” I love words, but I also like this idea. Her illustrations are terrific and make one think.  The work is different from editorial cartoonists, who also have a great role in helping us understand the world.

I think I also was taken by her first Wordless News image, which was when Pope Benedict decided to retire, to hang up his hat.

Maria Fabrizio's image from Pope Benedict announcing his retirement.

Maria Fabrizio’s image from  her blog  from Pope Benedict announcing his retirement.


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