From time to time we highlight a page, screen or graphic that stands out for its creativity, for that burst of energy that seduces us visually in an instant. Take a look at this front page from Spain's daily, ABC.
A lot has happened in the first few days of President Trump's administration. It is a fast and furious series of announcements, executive orders, press conferences and debates about the promise and/or the perils of the new administration.
One of the many announcements that flooded the media last week was the fact that, within hours of Trump taking office, the official White House website removed its Spanish language content. Some people I have talked to tell me that this may be temporary, as all new administrations revamp the contents of the website, and that such may be the case. However, the button that would direct users to Español no longer appears.
The Spanish-language press has obviously put much emphasis on this story, along with the fact that there is NOT a single Hispanic in the new President's Cabinet.
The Spanish daily ABC carried the story on Page One, and I like very much the way its art director, José Juan Gámez Kindelan, opted for a totally visual solution, using the letter “ñ”, which is such an iconic element of the Spanish alphabet to tell the story.
Visual storytelling at its fastest and most effective best.