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June 29, 2005

To the double-truck web press, Batman!

NewsDesigner.com | Le Graphique de Lance

Oregonian Armstrong/TdF graphic
One of my year-round daily reads is Mark Friesen's NewsDesigner.com. Mark is a news designer with The Oregonian in Portland, which yesterday published a Tour round-up featuring the amazing infographic above.

Byron (of TexturaDesign, Clip-n-Seal, and the Blog Business Summit) IM'ed me this afternoon raving about this “illustrated wonder graphic” in his morning paper, so I checked in with Mark.

He has graciously arranged to make it available in all its glory: graphic and design by Michael Mode and Steve Cowden, text by Bonnie DeSimone and James Yu.

I initially got a “negative” effect when I opened the PDF in Safari or Preview, but opening it in Photoshop straightened it out, and Mark says he's never seen that issue in Acrobat. Now I just have to find somewhere that can print full-color 22" x 25".

Posted by Frank Steele on June 29, 2005 in Lance Armstrong, Links, Photo galleries | Permalink

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Comments

Awesome graphic - thanks for sharing! If you can't find a printer, a magnifying glass might work ;-)

Posted by: VinoVelo at Jun 29, 2005 10:14:06 AM

Thanks Frank. I posted on it here

http://texturadesign.com/archives/lance_armstrong_infographic.htm

You can just zoom the pdf in a reader, to see all the details. I did get the Apple Preview negative effect as well, but it's good in Acrobat.

Posted by: -b- at Jun 29, 2005 10:45:27 AM

Thanks for the cool graphic! Should just about fit nicely on four standard sheets of 8.5 x 11" printer paper, if you don't mind doing a bit of cropping, printing in landscape mode and cutting and pasting (of the quite literal variety) yourself. Or run out and see if your local newsstand carries The Oregonian...

Posted by: EWM at Jun 29, 2005 1:51:24 PM

Great, no, excellent!! find on the graphic. On the Newdesign page there is another graphic as well. Do you have any pull to get that one in a large PDF as well? :-)
Awesome site!

Posted by: Robert Williams at Jun 29, 2005 10:16:36 PM

Robert, I've updated the original NewsDesigner post to include links to PDFs of the other page, which ran in the St. Petersburg Times on Sunday.

Posted by: Mark Friesen at Jun 30, 2005 3:05:16 AM