Newsmap – type as interface

August 10, 2008

Newmap is a great example of using typography as interface. It visually represents Goggle News aggregator in a flash based application with beautiful typography & color codings. Newsmap does not pretend to replace the googlenews aggregator. Its objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media.

click here to launch Newsmap in a new window


Good thing : Nice categorization, ability to customize and you are able to capture everything at a glance.
Bad thing: No visual support at first screen, sometime images represents news better than words.

But still, newsmap is worth a visit and adding to bookmark list.

concept, design & frontend coding:
Marcos Weskamp


5 Responses to “Newsmap – type as interface”

  1. Juhi Says:

    I went to the site and clicked the ‘India’ link and it never stopped loading…hmm.

    PS: New theme! Good going!

  2. Nitin Garg Says:

    strange, usually it loads quite frequently.

    And ya, i am planning to design a WP design, and you have to help me for that 🙂

  3. Juhi Says:

    i’ll be happy to.

  4. jkeys17 Says:

    Wow this is pretty hot, i click the link & found what I was looking for just by looking at the color coding at the bottom: Entertainment!!! lol. My fav. Good looking out!

  5. Nitin Garg Says:


    J keys. That proves that how beautifully they have used the color codings.

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