I'm gonna start a new, loosely curated, series on Credit Crunch Graphics.
I love this Economist cover. This sort of stark, powerful illustration is the reason I first started buying The Economist.
This is a nice little in-joke from the FT. Promoting their well known, regular supplement 'How to Spend It' on the top left and promoting the one off Credit Crunch special with the line 'How to Survive It' on the top right.
I guess this is the first financial crisis in the era of "You can't move in London without someone giving you the news". That's why it has to have a catchy name and it has to be the biggest crash and the biggest bail out. This is also why it has to be happening NOW. Whereas history will probably have the Credit Crunch dated as 2007 -2010. Something like that.
Here's Robert Peston the unbiased bringer of many leaked scoops (you knew his father was a Labour peer, right?). But ignore him (go on, please) and look at that Global Financial Crisis logo. What's the point of the bloody arrow?
Sure the arrow signals down, which is the way everything is travelling, but is it necessary? Is it helpful? Surely the word Crisis communicates enough. A better use of the arrow would be on I in Financial and then we could lose the Crisis. Sort of.
To be continued.
UPDATE: Due to popular demand, I've created the Credit Crunch Graphics flickr pool.