The exciting conclusion of #LIVETWEETINGLASTDAYATNYT.
For awhile there it looked like my last week at the Times was going to be the fifth cover in a row about social unrest in the Middle East. Fortunately, the U.S. did not invade Libya so we went a different direction: PIRATES.
Battling pirates was the U.S.’s first act of foreign dipolmacy as a nation and 200 years later pirates are back in vogue with over 800 hostages and 51 boats including a liquid petroleum gas carrier.
Thanks to Ecoterra International’s meticulous records we were privy to a great set of numbers to create the above pictograph. A collaborative effort in just a day with Bill Marsh and Scott Garapolo.
Also included in this issue is a Q&A about why writers write about grief with a beautiful painting by Karen Barbour. Also, an oblogatory story on the Oscars with custom lettering by Friends of Type‘s Aaron Carambula.