The Mario Blog
07.11.2017—1am
Making those Tweets more graphic

If, as we know, social media are the ports through which most of the audience ships travel and come to us, then art directing those links we put there makes perfect sense. Take a look.

The New York Times is beginning to use more “art” with its Twitter links to stories its team has published.

Take a look at this one today, related to the latest Russia-election intrusion story:

 

Recently, the  Los Angeles Times also made use of a quote, in this case with black type against a white background:

 

This one from The Washington Post is quite fun, animated with great graphics:

I also like how The Guardian promotes its “tell us a story confidentially” campaign:

So, as you can see, the “type attack” lives well in social media, too.

For more about type attacks:

http://garciamedia.com/blog/type_attacks_can_come_to_rescue_of_that_front_page/

http://www.garciamedia.com/blog/articles/designing_mondays_front_page_for_mas_por_mas

http://garciamedia.com/blog/articles/pprint_design_its_those_small_details_that_count_p

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