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White Space is Not Your Enemy by Rebecca Hagen, Kim Golombisky

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In the late 19th century, information that didn’t come from your neighbors came by way of newspapers, which were primarily text. Column after column of type set in tiny little fonts with few visuals save the occasional woodcut illustration. Back then, people actually read the stuff. Word-for-word.

THE ART OF CUTTING TO THE CHASE

Sometimes an infographic tells the story faster and better than words. Consider this example:

A recent poll showed that 20 percent of the residents in Precinct A voted for candidate Smith, 10 percent voted for candidate Jones, 65 percent voted for candidate Doe and 5 percent voted for write-in candidate Anderson.

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