Richard Borge
Recent Work
It’s been a little while since posting... here are a few things I’ve worked on recently. As always, I enjoy the topics that need a conceptual solution. I find that often times the ones that are the toughest to solve (or seemingly the most technical content) can produce the strongest solutions.
For The Wall Street Journal for an article about “closed end funds”… we chose to focus on the “rewards vs. risk” aspect of it. Thanks much to Orlie Kraus for being a terrific art director.

For the Washington Post, about the importance of encrypting online newspapers. Thanks to Carla Broyles for great art direction.

For the Progressive, about Voter ID requirements, and how it is keeping lower income people and minorities from being able to vote. Thanks to Ruth Conniff for great art direction, and for having me contribute to the Comment Section page for a few times in a row now.

For the Washington Post, about smaller institutions getting sucked up by a giant cloud conglomerate. Thanks to Madia T Brown for great art direction.

Hey guys,

Here is an annual international poster competition called "POSTER FOR TOMORROW”.  Each year they take on a social issue investigating basic human rights. (Homelessness, Gender Equality, Right to Education, etc). It is a juried competition, which ultimately becomes a traveling exhibit. I met the man (Hervé Matine, Designer in Paris) behind this the last time I was doing a teaching workshop in Paris, where posters maintain a very large role in the design world. It's a good thing, open to all (yourself or students).
This year's topic is "EVERYBODY'S RIGHT TO FAIR AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT" Last year's topic was "A HOME FOR EVERYONE" which I did a screen grab of the gallery from the site... Pass it on.
Below is an image by Diego Becas (Chile) for last year's topic about homelessness.

The Progressive
Here is a recent piece for The Progressive. The article ias titled “Stopping the Giant Sucking Sound”, and it has to do with NAFTA. When I first read the headline, I envisioned a drain pulling water into it (sucking sound).

“NAFTA ushered in an era of job flight, as American manufacturers shifted production to Mexico, the collapse of whole communities once sustained by high-paying manufacturing jobs, the rise of a low-wage service-sector economy, and a dramatic increase in wage inequality accelerated by a race to the bottom for workers on the low end of the income scale.” It also talks about secret negotiations over massive new deals with Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
I’ve always like working with this publication, as it tries to uncover news that is not getting enough air time.

Thanks to Ruth Conniff, Matthew Rothschild and Nikki Willoughby Powell for their help with this.  Sketches below.

Wall St Journal

I've been off the grid for a while... not exactly lazy, just working on a long motion design piece that has kept me busy.  In the midst of that project, here is one that came in from Sheryl Dermawan at The Wall St Journal. The article was about a new idea of actually buying more stocks as your retire rather than transition out of the market (which has been the mantra forever). Thank you Sheryl and Orlie, you're always so fun to work with and these "conceptual-financial" illos are a good challenge.

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