NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The economy may not be in a recession, technically speaking, but the news is somber enough that Wall Street Journal articles seem to require new, gloomier versions of its famed pointillist portraits, as in the before and after ones of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit.
The Columbia Journalism Review
is on the case.
But this isn't the first time the Journal's iconic portraits -- created with a technique called stippling -- have seized the spotlight. From the stipple portrait archives:
How hard is it to stipple Obama?
Meet the chief stipple portrait artist
-- she's also got a band! (NPR)
See an animated stipple portrait
hawk the Journal and wiggle his ears. Spot by Goodby
, Silverstein & Partners. (YouTube)
No Journal parody is complete without a stipple portrait of a topless Ann Coulter
. Link not safe for work or your soul. (HuffPo)
Stipple sadness previously afflicted President Bush
. (Mother Jones)